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There are three service options with The Secret Keeper

Individual Therapy

Counselling and psychotherapy is a process through which clients work one-on-one in a safe, caring, and confidential environment, to explore feelings, beliefs, or behaviours for a wide variety of reasons.  This could include; coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge.

I am interested in developing a collaborative working relationship with you as I understand that every client has unique needs and personal goals for their therapeutic journey.

Areas of speciality:

  • Grief and loss

  • Sexual identity (LGBTIQ & BDSM)

  • Trauma recovery

  • Relationships

 

Methodologies used include narrative and psychodynamic.  I also incorporate artistic expression through creative media and journalling.

I work with adults over the age of 18.

 

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Group Therapy

Group counselling is a powerful way to develop personal growth and change.  It is a way to experience understanding, support and encouragement from others facing similar issues.  Participants often describe the group environment as being helpful beyond their expectations. 

New groups form regularly and run for a ten week period.  Each session is two hours long and focuses on one of following area of difficulties: 

  • Grief and loss (bereavement) 

  • Identity (gender and sexuality)

  • Interpersonal (relationships)

  • Trauma recovery 

Groups vary in composition, but are no more than ten participants aged over 18 years old.

  

Group participants will need to attend a one-to-one session before starting with the group for readiness assessment.

Clinical Supervision

Clinical supervision is a formal and disciplined working alliance that is generally, but not necessarily, between a more experienced and a less experienced worker, in which a supervisee’s clinical work is discussed and reflected upon, for the purpose of supporting delivery of a better quality, more confident and creative service to clients. 

Clinical supervision is a crucial aspect of clinical governance, with all associations requiring a number of clinical supervisions hours per year.  It raises the level of accountability within organisations and in private practice, ensuring client welfare, and supporting clinical staff as they carry out increasingly difficult work. 

These sessions are designed for professionals keen to engage in reflective thinking and discussion considering not just the client's needs, but also the practitioners needs and with the goal to work towards maintaining, developing and improving practice.  Sessions are either 60 minutes for 1-1 supervision or 120 minutes long for groups.

For private one-to-one or relationship counselling I have a private room in my home.  This allows for privacy, safety and free, easy parking.

Group therapy sessions are run from a few community facilities around Canberra depending on availability.

 

I offer walk and talk sessions for clients that have difficulty expressing themselves in a confined space.

If you aren't in the Canberra region I can offer Skype sessions.  Due to insurance I can only offer sessions for residents of Australia.