Counselling Melbourne

Counselling Melbourne can be defined as the collaboration between therapist and client to promote mental health and well-being. It is in this process that an understanding of self is enhanced and concerns are identified and resolved. When a client receives counselling they are an active participant in the counselling process. The therapists role is to help the client see things with greater clarity, or from a different point of view. This then allows for the client to focus on feelings and behaviours with the goal to create positive change. 

An effective counsellor often uses specific skis in a counselling sessions. The most important of these skills is excellent communication skills. To be able to communicate effectively a counsellor is able to listen effectively, be aware of the non-verbal cues that the client is giving including paying close attention to body language. Non verbal communication observation is so important given we speak way more non verbally than we do verbally. 

It is also important that a counsellor knows how to question appropriately. A good counsellor will ask open ended questions - this allows for the client to give more than a yes/no answers and provokes further conversation and engagement. Open ended questions is also an active way to help bring out the client's feelings and emotions. Reflecting back to the client is another important skill that the counsellor brings to the session. It is through reflection that the therapist is able to show the client that they have heard them and they are able to validate the client's words and feelings.

Counsellors understand the importance of empathy and how important it is show empathy when sitting with a client. This means understanding how the client feels even though they may not have walked in their shoes. When a counsellor is able to engage with a client in a way that utilises these skills rapport is easily built. It is essential to develop good rapport with a client for the therapy to be successful.


When it comes to counselling there is no problem too big nor too small. Common issues that one would seek counselling for include:

  • grief and loss

  • addiction

  • relationship issues

  • parenting

  • trauma

  • abuse

  • gender exploration and sexual orientation

  • self-esteem

  • Life transitions

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