Counselling

Welcome! I originally had a very formal photo on here, with me smiling one of those sappy ‘therapist’ smiles, but that’s just not who I am. So I replaced it with this one. My idea of being a counsellor is not to walk behind you or in front of you, but beside you. I’m a real person, who has experienced a real life. There is little you could say to shock me, and I am not here to make judgements, only to listen, reflect and support you in whatever way I can.

Location: I’m strictly a Phone/Skype counsellor.

Hours: Contact me for a mutually agreeable time.

Cost: $50 per session (one hour). I can do half-hour sessions also, which are helpful to people suffering from chronic illness. Competitive rates compared to other NDIS service providers.

For help with Career changes, breaking bad habits, reinventing yourself, dealing with anxiety, illness, stress, relationship problems, self-esteem, grief and loss, emotional pain, avoidance behaviours and trauma.

I specialise in counselling for those who are suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/M.E. I have CFS/M.E. myself, so I do understand how incredibly hard it is and I’m aware that very few mental health professionals have any understanding at all around this puzzling condition as well as conditions related such as Lyme and Fibromyalgia. I believe there need to be more professionals who do home visits and Skype calls. I know the irony of being too sick to go to the doctor.

What is good therapy? I believe good therapy is based in a relationship of positive unconditional regard, where you are able to freely express your emotions, feelings and thoughts, in a safe, totally confidential environment without any fear of condemnation or rejection. You should feel valued, respected, accepted, appreciated and most of all – heard.

Many people have asked me, “What is one hour a week going to do?” I reply that I’m merely the re-router, each week I’m here to help you get back on track and point you in a direction that is going to take you towards the goals that you have told me are important to you. I’m like a big signpost 😀

Counselling: I would define counselling as a client presenting with a need for guidance and support to work through a particular issue(s).

What to expect: I usually start off in the same way with most people/families. Get to know you. Find out what brought you to counselling. Find out what’s currently working for you. Find out what barriers and challenges you have to your goals. Work with you to develop strategies for change. Improve communication styles and develop skills in approaching others to get needs met.

Coaching: I see coaching as more of an opportunity to encourage, support, boost performance and develop skills and abilities. More of a side by side mentoring role.

Careers: I aim these skills mostly at school leavers and those suffering from a mid-life crisis! Usually, only two sessions are needed to help someone clarify their sense of purpose. It’s a very solution-focused practical session.

Confidentiality: Confidentiality is paramount in a therapeutic relationship. It’s a part of the trust and it’s a part of knowing that you can be absolutely open in a counselling session and that what you say remains private. Confidentiality is limited only if there is a risk of harm to yourself or somebody else.

*Please note that I am not a crisis service and may not receive your message immediately, therefore in the case of a crisis or emergency please contactCrisis Care on 13 16 11 or the Mental Health Line 1800 628 036 or Police or Life Line 13 11 14or Ambulance on 000

My qualifications:
Leonie (Lu) Moss
Dip.Couns. (AIPC); Dip.CommServices; Cert IV Mental health

Contact Information for Leonie Moss:

email: leonie@newshoots.com.au

 

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