Family Counselling2021-07-12T15:48:03+10:00

Resolve Issues at Home with Family Counseling

Having a picture-perfect family is not the case for everyone. Then again, no family is without its share of problems or challenges. However, a family with a healthy internal support system would be able to overcome any conflict or disagreement and come out of it stronger and with a more profound love for one another.

However, specific challenges can be too much even for a strong family unit to conquer. As a result, the rift can create a divisive environment in the home. Communication among members breaks down. The assistance of a professional family counselor can help families who are dealing with any of the following issues.

  • Sibling rivalry – while it’s normal for children to have petty quarrels, extreme cases of sibling rivalry can make it difficult for parents and other family members to deal with the conflict without having to take sides.
  • Life changes – life changes such as a new addition to the family whether by birth or through adoption, a death in the family, children heading off to college (empty nest syndrome), and even parental unemployment.
  • Parents’ separation or divorce – children tend to blame themselves when their parents choose to separate; children can also have reservations when one or both parents remarry or starts to date other people.
  • The teenage years challenges – when a teenager is reluctant about following house rules and the parent is uncompromising.
  • Disabilities – living with a physically disabled family member or someone with a mental disability or issue.

People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD can help if you and your family are going through any of these problems.

Let Your Family Unit Start Healing

Competent Psychologists provide family counseling services offered by People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD. The sessions can help clients reach a common ground to solve their problem. It provides an environment wherein every member of the family can be open about their feelings and concerns. This can foster an honest exchange of ideas and desires.

With the help of the team of Psychologists at People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD, you and your family can look forward to the following benefits that come with counseling.

  • Better communication within the family – conflict in the family can cause members to avoid speaking to one another for a long time. Counseling can be a great way to rebuild the lines of communication that are critical between a parent and a child or among siblings
  • A happier and stronger family – parents and children learn once again how to relate with one another. They have a better understanding and appreciation of one another.
  • Improved coping skills – this is particularly helpful for young children as they can learn techniques on how to deal with similar issues they might encounter later on in their lives.

Your family should be your stronghold in times of challenges. When the conflict is within your home, then it’s best to seek professional assistance to resolve the issues. Contact People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD if you and your family are faced with a problem that none of you can work out.

Rest assured the sessions are conducted in complete confidentiality. Let us help you get your family back together again this year. Contact us today!

Commonly Asked Questions

What is Counselling?2022-02-16T12:32:29+11:00

Counselling is in itself a professional and confidential service offered by psychologists to assist a person in becoming more emotionally healthy and self-aware. Couples, individuals, and families can seek counselling to help them address all sorts of issues in their lives. During counselling, you have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of your life, your situation, and everyone around you.

What is a Psychologist?2022-02-16T12:32:29+11:00

Psychologists are trained to study the science of mental processes and human behavior through research findings. Research-based methods are used to help people reduce stress and change ways in their behavior and thinking that can harm them. These methods will hopefully help facilitate self-awareness and a better outlook in life.

All People Psychology psychologists have at least four years of university experience. They also have completed two more years of further education, or two years of supervision from a registered psychologist. Our psychologists who hold a specialist title such as Clinical Psychologist have completed at least six years of university education.

Given their practice, psychologists are trained to be able to use a wide variety of therapy and counselling methods. This means the clients themselves play an important part in making these sessions work as the psychologists will try to understand the thoughts, actions, and feelings of their patients.

Psychologists however do not use drug-based treatments and do not prescribe medication. They can consult the help of trained professionals such as GPs who may be able to prescribe medication when necessary.

Can People Psychology write psychological evaluations and reports?2022-02-16T12:32:29+11:00

Your dedicated People Psychology practitioner is capable of writing a psychological report, which is sometimes needed for situations such as TACs, Work Cover claims, and court proceedings. These psychological reports cost a fee separate to your psychological consultations. We will however make sure to discuss the nature of these costs with you in detail prior to writing the report. This also means you have to pay for the report in full before you get your copy.

Is Counselling Confidential?2022-02-16T12:32:29+11:00

As stated in the Psychology Board of Australia’s Code of Ethics, all counselling sessions are confidential and private. The information you share during these sessions will only be used for assessing, diagnosing, and treating your situation.

However, there are limitations to these rules. For instance, if there’s an immediate risk to you or people you know, or if your file has been subpoenaed, then we’re obligated to share your file.

Is Counselling for Me?2022-02-16T12:32:29+11:00

Counselling is for anyone who wants to take their first step towards a renewed perspective in life. Counselling can help you develop the skills necessary to understand and cope with various issues that are happening around you and the people you live your life with.

What can I expect from my first counselling session?2022-02-16T12:32:29+11:00

It’s natural to feel nervous if you’ve never attended a counselling session before. However, it’s important to understand that it more or less is a session done through conversation. Your People Psychology practitioner may ask “What brings you here today?” and use it as a springboard for you to open up about your current situation, your views in life, and your life in general. Your psychologist may eventually explain what you can expect from the rest of the counseling sessions in addition to the strategies he or she thinks may help you cope and adjust to your situation.

How many counselling sessions will I need?2022-02-16T12:32:29+11:00

Everyone is inherently different, and as such we all have our own ways of coping with issues. This means people who seek counselling don’t get the same treatment. Sometimes, people get to resolve their issues with a small numbers of sessions. Sometimes, others prefer to work on their long-term emotional development and as such schedule sessions regularly.

What are the opening hours of a People Psychology Practice?2022-02-16T12:32:29+11:00

In our Melbourne CBD office, we offer day, evening and Saturday appointments. Practice hours are: 8am – 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 6pm on Saturdays.

How much will it cost?2022-02-16T12:32:29+11:00

We offer very reasonable rates for both counselling and group workshops. Concessions apply for health care card holders and pensioners. For further details on pricing, please contact our Client Specialist Team.

Can I get a Medicare or Private Health Insurance Rebate?2022-02-16T12:32:28+11:00

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

How do I get my rebate?2022-02-16T12:32:28+11:00

Rebates for Medicare and some private health insurers can be paid directly into your bank account at the conclusion of your session.

Find out more information about Medicare’s Easyclaim System.

What type of counselling and therapies do you use?2022-02-16T12:31:43+11:00

People Psychology psychologists are capable of mixing and matching various kinds of treatment depending on the situation of the client. These may include: Psychological Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Hypnosis, Emotion Focused, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Systemic, Schema Therapy, Solutions-Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.

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