What is a counsellor?

A counsellor is a health professional who uses his or her expertise to assist people to function better in their lives.
Counsellors work in a wide range of locations in both the Public and Private sector — wherever they can help people to feel better about themselves or their relationships, to achieve more and be more fulfilled in their lives.

How to approach counselling…

Many people are anxious about seeing a counsellor. This is natural because we like to feel that we are in control of our lives. We are often anxious about sharing our secrets, sensitive or personal information, our fears and concerns with someone outside the family or our community. We need to feel safe and that we can work with the professional that we choose.

There are a couple of things to remember:

The counsellor is like a coach—to help you figure out a game plan but not to do it for you.

All counselling is totally confidential.

Justine has been working with individuals, couples and families for over 20 years. Her experience as a woman, parent, wife and mother of special needs child helps her connect and understand issues that arise in people’s lives.