Janet offers compassionate, personal counselling and therapy services to help couples change their relationship with each other and individuals change their relationship with themselves
Counselling is generally short-term and focused on helping people identify their current problems and find solutions that help them live a preferred life. The work is often external to the person and concerns the present.
After counselling, people often describe feeling more confident, at peace with themselves and able to live life more fruitfully.
Psychotherapy is focused more on understanding the aspects of the persons inner world and how that may be contributing to and affected by the current difficulty.
This is a longer process and involves careful reflection on the meaning of the problem and where it originated in the person's life. Psychotherapy may be indicated for pervasive longer-term problems often manifested during childhood.
"Psychotherapy 'happens' when two people are able to co-create a safe, reflective space within which the identified client or patient can speak and experience acceptance and understanding"
- Liz Sheean, 2010 (Psychotherapy in Australia)
A respectful counselling approach that doesn't blame you, the client, and doesn't dismiss the reality that you are an expert in your own life.
Narrative therapy treats your problem as separate from you and assumes you have skills, beliefs, knowledge, values and commitment that will help you eliminate or reduce the impact of that problem.
People also seek therapy for:
Cancellations: If you are unable to keep your appointment, 24 hours notice is required. Unless the circumstances are extenuating, a fee of $60 will be charged for missed and late cancellations.
For more information about the best services for your needs or to organise an appointment - just give us a call!
If you need heart centered counselling, psychotherapy or simple guidance services for relationship, grief, depression, addiction, anxiety, or whatever difficulty you are facing... counselling can help.
Janet Irwin Counselling and Psychotherapy Services provides a range of Life therapy services, to people of all ages in the greater Perth area