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What is Counselling?

There are many different types of evidence based, counselling therapies and unless they specialise in one area, you will usually find that a counsellor can draw on several, because no single approach will fit everyone. Some counselling approaches involve deeply supportive talk therapy, whilst others are more active and goal orientated.


Counselling can be extremely rewarding in so many ways, however it involves willingness to work on personal issues.  You may find yourself sharing information  or giving voice to concerns that you haven’t spoken about or explored before ( although the choice to do so is yours) , and this can sometimes be difficult and challenging whilst also promoting personal growth and healing.  As you undertake this work,  your counsellor is there to meet you with non-judgmental empathy and support, and  regardless of the path your counselling takes you should feel safe, supported, heard and understood.  

Most people seeking support for difficulties in their life don’t have serious mental illness or a disorder that needs to be assessed and diagnosed.  Seeing a counsellor can be a good alternative to a psychologist or a psychiatrist when this is the case. 

What can I Expect?

In our first session, as with all sessions, the focus is on you. You can expect to talk about what is going on for you currently, as well as your history and background. Most likely you’ll find yourself talking about the difficulties you may be facing, as well as talking about  what is important to you, and any other areas of concerns you may have.

Is Counselling Confidential?

You can be assured that from your very first contact with Dewis Counselling, all of your information is confidential in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988. 

How do I book an appointment?

You can email me at or call me on 0466 441 352 for a chat if you any questions, concerns or just want to explore the counselling option a little further.

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