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Refocus Counselling Services

Caulfield North VIC 3161

Refocus Counselling Services

Specialising in Loss and Grief Counselling

Refocus Counselling Services


Self acceptance is a deliberate and conscious process of coming to terms with who we are and what we have to offer to both ourselves and those we live life with. And to find the joy in being who we are warts and all.

Specialising in:

  • Adapting and coping with major life events such as:

    • Empty Nest
    • Menopause
    • Retirement
    • Relocation
    • Death
  • Mental health relating to changing physical health:

    • Self
    • Caring for someone with a life altering medical condition
    • Grief related to changing wellness status
    • Grief related to death
  • Positive life changes
    • Enhancing and improving aspects of life

I work from a person-centred focus which allows for exploration and identification of issues that are meaningful to you. There is no rigid prescriptive formula. Rather, it is a collaboration between us to help empower you to find meaning and positivity in your life and circumstances.

The goal of counselling is:

The purpose of counselling is not to ‘fix’ you, treating you as a passive recipient of solutions generated by others. Rather, counselling is an opportunity, in a safe space, for you to discover options, possibilities and solutions that you may never have thought of before. Everyone knows what they want or need. It is as simple, and as complex, as discovering what it is that you need and how you can attain it.

What to expect in a session:

A safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can openly express yourself. I will ask questions to help me, and you, understand where you are at and what you wish to change or come to terms with in your life. I can help you access resources and formulate strategies to enable you to progress in the way you wish and at a pace that is meaningful and successful for you.

Modalities I utilise are:

Based on a holistic, person centred approach, I draw on a person’s unique social, emotional, psychological, spiritual, cultural and familial experiences to understand your perspective of the world. Acknowledging the complexities of our lives and finding solutions that incorporate these important aspects of our life is vital for creating enduring robust change.


  • Graduate Diploma of Counselling
  • Certificate of Educational Psychology
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Behavioural Science


  • Australian Counselling Association
  • Counsellors Victoria

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