There are three service options with The Secret Keeper
For the safety of all my clients: All sessions are currently being held by telephone and online
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 (including LGBTQIAA+, Poly, and BDSM)
Relationships (couples and interpersonal)
Methodologies used include narrative and psychodynamic. I also incorporate artistic expression through creative media and journalling.
We work with adults over the age of 18.
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)
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 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 with Frances or Roger 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 Weston Community Hub. This allows for privacy, safety and free, easy parking.
Currently though, for the safety of all my clients, all sessions are currently being held by telephone and online
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 or Zoom sessions. Due to insurance I can only offer sessions for residents of Australia.