At New Start Counselling and Psychotherapy I work with females of all ages. My specialty is working with teens and children as well as parents. It is my vision to see females living their fullest, most empowered and authentic lives.
Counselling for Teenagers
The teen years are a time of great change and challenges. For most teenagers these years can bring a lot of angst and uncertainly. School issues, self-esteem, anxiety, friendship dynamics are real world issues for most teens. Counselling helps by creating a safe place where teens can freely talk about their experiences while working on strategies to help navigate their challenges. I am a mother of teenagers and I have a real understand of both the issues facing parents of teenagers and the issues for teenagers.
Counselling for Children
Children can find it difficult to regulate their emotions and understand and communicate how they are feeling. They might express their distress using anger, anxiety, rebellion, social isolation and other concerning behaviours.
Counselling helps because children are given gentle ways to explore their (at times overwhelming) issues. When appropriate I use art and play therapy to help the child articulate what is happening for them.
I offer a safe, confidential and connected counselling space for your child.
Counselling for Females
As a women I know that females have a unique perspective on life. Our challenges are many as we navigate through the intricacies of relationships, our numerous caring roles, and as mothers, sisters, friends, and confidants. Sometimes it is hard to juggle all that life offers and we become overwhelmed.
Counselling provides a safe and nurturing place for you to tell your story, while finding the right strategies to support your mental health journey.
I work with NDIS participants who are self or plan managed. Contact me now to talk about how we can help you along your mental health journey.
Counselling for Parents
Parenting is one of the hardest jobs we will be given. We believe other parents are doing such a good job but the truth is there is no such thing as the perfect parents. As a single parent, of now teenagers, I now how hard that journey is. We reach out for support from family and friends only to be given advice that doesn't fit with who we are. Its tough to navigate but other the years I have found positive strategies that will help you to become more engaged, confident and connected parents.
Counselling can help give you the right tools that will help you navigate through the parenting years.
Groups and Workshops
My passion is working with teens and parents to develop their strengths, resilience and knowledge about their mental health. I strongly believe that we all have the ability to live independent and fulfilled lives.
Groups and Workshops to be announced.