We journey at your pace so that you can flourish.


People seek counselling for many reasons. Reaching out for support is the first step.

You can come to us with these issues

  • Depression
  • Anxiety, stress
  • Loss – Grief
  • Trauma
  • Dealing with illness
  • Personal issues
  • Mental health
  • Burnout
  • Emotional stress
  • Anger
  • Confidence
  • Problem solving
  • Behavioural challenges
  • Establishing hope
  • Disability
  • Life transition
  • Positive wellbeing
  • Spirituality
  • Goal setting and motivation
  • Relationship
  • We are not limited to these areas.

Individual Counselling

The counsellor will support and nurture safety around your needs and may cover these areas.

  • Gain insight and freedom from patterns and toxic relationship choices.
  • Identify your values and assist you in achieving purposeful goals.
  • We attend to frustrations and challenges in life transitions.
  • Finding meaning through loss and grief
  • To learn and develop important skills such as assertiveness, communication and problem-solving.
  • Explore and work together in difficult and painful emotions such as sadness, guilt, fear, shame, misery, grief, anguish, resentment, anger and rage.
  • Understand your stress tolerance and reduction techniques.
  • Build a richer, more meaningful life and enhance relationships.

Carer and Foster Counselling

Mental health is staying well within the abilities a person has to cope with everyday life. Anchor counsellors are passionate about supporting carers, aiming to lift them up. Often, Carers have high demands and increased stress—lack of relief, isolation, trauma, loss, and daily complications. Your counsellor will focus on a system that supports you and enhances your abilities, transitions, and communication. The outcomes will benefit you and those you care for through mindfulness and several therapeutic caring models.

Epilepsy and NDIS support counsellors

In your NDIS Plan Managed Counselling, Get the most out of life – use your plan to access counselling.

Your plan manager can determine if you are eligible to receive counselling as part of your plan.

  • Identify and work towards new goals.
  • Find relief from negative feelings.
  • Minimise the impact of anxiety and depression in your life.
  • Find new tools and techniques for coping with challenges.
  • Manage mental health disorders by creating a plan and offering support and treatment with a trained professional.
  • Improve your social skills to develop and enhance your relationships
  • Feel more independent

As we are not registered providers, we do not charge the NDIS current rate. We charge the same rate as we charge all our clients so that you are not disadvantaged and save your precious funds when you need them the most.

The counsellor exists to lift you up so that you can live well. You can heal, confront barriers, build on strength, and create new pathways. Your counsellor will design a unique plan with you for various concerns, including strategies and techniques to reach your outcome.

People can feel a range of emotions when they are first diagnosed and everyone’s reaction is different, but they’re all completely normal. It can take time to come to terms with a diagnosis of epilepsy, but it’s important to remember that generally most people with epilepsy can lead a productive life. Even though seizures are disruptive and impact on many areas in life, epilepsy can become complex and stressful.

As a counsellor who has lived a experience with this neurological illness Alison gives hope and a therapeutic support.

Play Therapy Counselling for all ages

Play Therapy isn’t Just Play

Play Therapy is not the same as regular, everyday play. While spontaneous play is a natural and essential part of the developmental process, Play Therapy is a systematic and therapeutic approach. In play therapy, toys are like the child’s words, and play is the child’s language (Landreth, 2002). Through play, therapists may help children learn more adaptive behaviours when there are emotional or social skills deficits (Pedro-Carroll & Reddy, 2005). The positive relationship between therapist and child during play therapy sessions can provide a corrective emotional experience necessary for healing (Moustakas, 1997). Play therapy may also be used to promote cognitive development and provide insight about and resolution of inner conflicts or dysfunctional thinking in the child

FIFO Counselling

It is commonly known that Australia is a mining country. Adapting to fly in a fly-in-fly-out lifestyle has opportunities and includes challenges.

Often, the worker faces these issues:

There can be the pressure of providing for the family. Feelings of loneliness and Isolation. Increased alcohol consumption, Low mood, frustrations, and growing apart are common experiences.

For the partner or children, issues may include:

Intense isolation, lack of support, overwhelmed feelings, and confusion in their identity roles.

You will be investing in your future, relationships and striking a balance in each season. The counsellor will facilitate reconnecting and moving through the struggles with purpose.

The counselling modalities used are integrative. Such as the Person-Centered approach, Act and Commitment Therapy and looking into the past and awareness to the future (psychodynamic). We are committed to positivity, compassion, empathy, and genuineness.

Methods may include:

Telling your narrative story.

Experiential participation.

Actively working through communication strategies to improve relationships.

Process in self-evaluating and restructuring cognitive behavioural patterns.

The success of therapy will be determined by both the client and the counsellor. You should expect a non-judgemental, warm environment. An openness to hear your story and a way to explore your dreams and make sense of life concerns.

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If you would like further information please contact Alison

[email protected]

Phone 0405 33 0264