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COUNSELLING…
REALLY…
DOES IT WORK?

SO, WHAT HAPPENS IN COUNSELLING?
DO I HAVE TO TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING
THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED?
WILL I BE LYING DOWN ON A COUCH?

WHAT KINDS OF ISSUES IS
COUNSELLING HELPFUL FOR?
AND HOW CAN SIMPLY TALKING ABOUT
SOMETHING BE USEFUL?

Excellent question! The good news is that counselling has been shown to be very effective. 80% of people who go to counselling find it helpful. Hundreds of outcome studies have been conducted, using various research methods, to come to the conclusion that counselling is a very effective way of dealing with emotional, cognitive and behavioural issues.

Counselling as conducted today, is a conversation between a skilled helper and a client. How much you share is entirely up to you. Think of your counsellor as a guide, somebody prepared to go on a journey with you. Clients are often amazed at what happens as a result of that journey. And most people prefer to sit, rather than lie down when talking to their therapist!

Counselling is useful if we are feeling depressed, anxious, concerned about something, sad, confused or just stuck. These feelings may be to do with your current relationships, your own journey or your work. It may be something that is happening now or it might be something that has happened in the past that you know is still an issue for you. Being able to speak your issues out, knowing that the person sitting opposite you is understanding, non-judgmental, accepting and well trained, can provide tremendous help. Your counsellor is not there to tell you what to do, but they are there to facilitate healing, growth and to help you find solutions.



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“IF YOU IGNORE YOUR FEELINGS
THEY WILL GET YOUR ATTENTION IN OTHER WAYS”

The Avondale Well-Being Centre is now providing a low-cost counselling service for the local community.

The counsellors are final year students, who are completing their degree in counselling at Avondale College of Higher Education. These students have completed the majority of their course content and have been carefully screened to ensure that they provide a professional service to the local community. They are supervised by the counselling lecturers at Avondale.

Confidentiality is assured; all counsellors at the Avondale Well-Being Centre work within the ethical and professional guidelines of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia and the Australian Counselling Association.


COUNSELLING SESSIONS ARE FOR 60 MINS AND THE COST PER SESSION IS $30.


Location Map

The Avondale Counselling Clinic is located within the Avondale Well-being Centre. The Avondale Well-being Centre is situated just inside the campus of Avondale College of Higher Education, next to the main car-park.


Contact

To make an appointment please call 0413 826 298 and speak to one of our intake officers who will set up your initial appointment for you.
You can also email us, counsellingclinic@avondale.edu.au.

Please note: this is not a crisis hotline nor a telephone counselling service, and is only attended during office hours. Should you need to talk to somebody urgently, please call LIFELINE on 131 114 .