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Counselling & Family Therapy

Bunbury Counselling offer a number of counselling and family therapy services, delivered by trained and experienced practitioners.

Counselling for families, couples and individuals using a systemic therapy approach, which views difficulties as arising in the relationships between individuals (language, behaviours, interactions), rather than within individuals themselves.

Bunbury Counselling can work with individuals, couple or families, and may also involve personal or professional supports that surround them.

Individual, joint or family counselling with ACA accredited counsellors and IICT accredited Creative Therapist. No GP referral required.

We also offer counselling with Mental Health Social Workers whose session fees can be supported by Medicare with a GP Mental Plan referral.

We provide face-to-face services counselling Bunbury and Collie, as well as online/virtual options to suit your needs.

The Benefits of Counselling

More often than not, a person’s emotions contribute to their success or failure in life. By learning to take control of their feelings, rather than the other way around, one can improve all areas of their life. Counselling is a powerful tool for unearthing inner strengths and capabilities to deal with emotional distress and physical health conditions linked to it. With the guidance of a certified counsellor, one will be able to overcome all kinds of issues, including:

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Infertility¬†
  • Bereavement
  • Relationship problems
  • Work-related stress
  • Anger management
  • Issues with sexual identity
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Life transition
  • Low self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Bullying

Types of Counselling

Many people seek the help of a counsellor for different reasons, so counselling naturally entails different approaches to ensure every issue is addressed effectively. Some emotions are deeply-rooted in people, others in past events, and there are also people who feel lost and need someone to guide them in the right direction. Here below are commonly used counselling techniques and their objectives:   

  • Psychodynamic therapy is used to foster self-awareness and understand how a client’s subconscious mind affects how they process their emotions.
  • Cognitive therapy is used to address negative thought patterns and replace them with healthier and more positive ones.
  • Behavioural therapy helps to change negative behaviors such as addictions, phobias and anger issues.
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is used to make changes in the patterns of thinking or behavior that are causing people’s difficulties.
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy is a form of cognitive behaviour therapy designed to help people change unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving while also accepting who they are.
  • Person-centred therapy facilitates personal growth and development.
  • Family therapy is used for helping families to achieve positive change and development in their lives.
  • Art or Creative therapy helps clients develop self-expression through creating art or appreciating art
  • Marriage/relationship counselling assists married couples in recognising and resolving conflicts in their relationship.
  • Humanistic therapies are used to encourage self-exploration.

(Natural Therapy Pages)