What is counselling?
At Support Suite we fundamentally believe that you are the expert in your own life. However, there are times in our lives where we might need some support to deal with issues or problems that make us feel overwhelmed. Counselling is a way to process your emotions and problems in a healthy and supportive way, with the goal of providing you with the tools and skills to cope with everyday life. Our counsellor can help you through challenging or difficult times by assisting you to identify your core issues and helping you find ways to cope better, though small changes in behaviour, improved communication styles or developing a set of skills that help you deal with difficult situations more easily.
The type of issues that can be supported though counselling include:
- anxiety and depression,
- family and relationship issues,
- grief and loss,
- issues at work or school,
- self-esteem issues,
- reconsidering employment or career pathways,
- dealing with stress and
- adapting to major life transitions such as moving house or changing jobs.
Each person’s response to these issues will be different and at Support Suite we use a person-centred, solution focused approach to work with each person in an individualised, confidential and personalised way.
We provide counselling support for people with disability, their families and carers, in individual and small group settings.
What can I expect from the session?
Initially, we recommend you attend a complimentary 30-minute consultation to discuss your individual circumstances. We can do this either face-to-face, by phone or by video conferencing via a secure online platform. After the initial consultation, our counsellor will then take you through the next steps of the process.
At all sessions you can expect:
- To be listened to and heard in a non-judgemental way
- To be treated with respect and for the session to go at your own pace
- For your confidentiality and privacy to be respected
If you want to know more right now, please feel free to browse through our Frequently Asked Questions page.