Family Counselling2021-07-21T02:32:26+00:00

Family counselling

Regardless of how many members your family has, this is the first place you’ll learn a lot of things. Your family members serve as your loyal supporters, guidance counselors, and best friends – they’ll be with you in every stage of your life, and you can expect that they’ll never leave you alone. But since a family is made up of people who have different personalities and outlooks, disagreements will always be there. It’s normal. But if your family always has arguments which are becoming increasingly difficult to manage, it might be best for you and your family to seek professional help.

What is Family Counselling?

Family Counselling helps people to build stronger relationships with other members. Some would opt to go for family counseling when a problem has already become a serious concern over time, when someone within the family is going through a divorce or if someone decides to rebuild a connection towards another family member.

What is Family Therapy?

Family therapy is aimed to treat family relationships. Unlike individual therapy, sessions usually include family members who are dealing with issues of other people. Communication is vital during family therapy to ensure there’s an outlet for release for everyone, and for others to become aware of other family members’ troubles.

How Can We Help You?

We understand that your family is unique from others – your problems might not be the same as another family, and you might need different treatment. As much as possible, we tailor-fit our services to you and your family needs. We offer these services for these types of family issues:

  • Conflicts between siblings
  • Managing a relationship with a disabled family member
  • Issues before and after adopting a child
  • Divorce or separation
  • Behavioral issues with other family members

Other common family issues like:

  • Substance abuse
  • Financial issues
  • Grief
  • Mental health concerns

No matter what you and your family are going through, we strive to create the perfect solution for you. We understand the importance of family, and we’ll be with you throughout the process of fixing these issues.

Our psychologists are more than welcome to help you with any of your family-related issues. We will continually work with you and your family to ensure that your relationship is at its best. With Psychological therapies, we’ll create a positive coping mechanism for you so stressors won’t be a contributing factor to issues within the family. With the perfect combination of our expertise and methods and your readiness to make a change, we’ll gradually foster a healthy relationship for everyone.

Help Bridge The Gap In Your Family

Family counselling can help you and the members of your family become a solid family unit again. No matter the reason why the conflict happened in the first place, with our help you can begin to bridge the gap to a healthy future with your family. Call now to book your next appointment.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is Counselling?2018-10-12T09:56:40+00:00

Counselling is what you call the process of obtaining insight on various issues by expressing your feelings and thoughts to a trained counsellor or psychologist. Counselling sessions aim to help you comprehend and hopefully resolve issues that cause you distress.

It’s perfectly normal for individuals, families, couples and individuals to seek counselling in order to assess and solve various problems and issues they encounter everyday. Expressing becomes easier for clients because the counsellor is not part of their personal life. Not to mention, since everything said in sessions is confidential, clients have the freedom to express themselves openly.

It is important to understand, however, that a counsellor does not tell you what you should do. They instead try to assist your growth and help you make a move that you are willing to commit to.

Similar to how weight lifters in the gym will gain more progress with the help of a personal trainer, those who try counselling may find themselves moving forward in their lives much more comfortably with guidance. With the help of counsellors, we can gain a better understanding of the various relationships and situations that we experience and encounter throughout our lives.

What is a psychologist?2018-10-12T09:57:33+00:00

Psychologists are by training those who research and study the science involving human behavior. Psychologists need six (6) years of training in order to properly understand human relationships, mental processes, and human behavior. They require four (4) years of basic university training, and two more years in internships and specialisations. As such, psychologists are trained in a wide variety of psychological therapies. They are capable of collaborating with psychiatrists and doctors as needed, given their clients know and consent to these methods.

Do your psychologists write psychological reports?2018-10-12T09:58:19+00:00

Should it be required, we can write psychological reports for instances such as TACs, Work Cover, and court proceedings. These reports are charged separately, and in addition to our psychological consultations.

Is Counselling Confidential?2018-10-12T09:58:59+00:00

Absolutely! Everything you say and express will be confidential and private. The only exceptions to this situation is if you may be at risk of harming others and yourself, or when the law subpoenas your file.

What can I expect from my first counselling session?2018-10-12T09:59:43+00:00

There’s nothing to prepare for if you’re on your way to your first session. Psychologists work by conversing with you, which means much of your first session will be about you trying to describe the problem you’re facing and why it led you to seek psychological counselling. Should you feel lost, psychologists are there to ask questions and help you on your way – with questions regarding when the problem started, what you hope to gain from the session, and what motivated you to seek help.

How many counselling sessions will I need?2018-10-12T10:00:28+00:00

Everyone has different problems, and as such everyone will have different ranges of counselling sessions. These depend on the circumstances surrounding your reason for counselling in the first place. Sometimes, some people come for just a few sessions while others come regularly. You are in fact free to stop attending these sessions just as you are free to resume them at any point in the future. This is an option people may take when problems appear given counselling is an easy way for them to access mentors. It’s much easier when you tackle your problems with the same counsellor as this is someone who knows you very well.

What are your opening hours?2018-10-12T10:01:13+00:00

Our opening hours are 9AM to 9PM, Monday to Friday, and 9AM to 5PM on Saturdays.

How much will it cost?2018-10-12T10:01:55+00:00

Our rates fall in the middle ground when compared with the rates of a full range of psychological practices. For details on our pricing, phone us at People Psychology Brighton on 03 9133 0996.

Can I get a Medicare or Private Health Insurance rebate?2019-02-20T01:43:02+00:00

Yes. People Psychology provides Medicare Rebates and Private Health Insurance Rebates. To find out more, please contact us.

How do I get my rebate?2018-10-12T10:03:28+00:00

We can process relevant cards on our Hicaps machine at the end of your session. This will send your rebate to your savings account.

What type of counselling and therapy do you use?2018-10-12T10:04:12+00:00

Similar to many psychologists, we select counselling and therapy from a wide range of approaches and techniques. These all depend on what approach seems to best serve the needs of our clients.

These may include: Psychological Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Hypnosis, Emotion Focused, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Systemic, Schema Therapy, Solutions-Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.

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