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We can help you develop a plan of action, and collaborate on
your goals to help you to regain your health and wellness.
Marriage & Relationship Counselling
Marriage and commitment to relationships is a value I hold dearly and it is my pleasure to be able to assist singles and couples in distress or who may simply wish to mature their relationship even more.
I have worked in Government and non Government agencies and hospitals where it has been an extreme privilege to witness the strength and spirit of people shattered by life experiences often beyond their control. It is regularly awe-inspiring to witness people journey through and overcome such challenges through counselling.
Lorraine Woods, the founder of Tara Counselling, so aptly says “the pursuit of happiness, the achievement of goals, and the development of your full potential, are all considered to be valuable pursuits in the world in which we live. However, life throws you many challenges. At times you may feel overwhelmed, sad, unworthy, unhappy, lonely, disillusioned, and unable to cope. Life may loose its luster when you stop enjoying the things that once made you feel happy.”
Acknowledging you need help is the first step on your healing journey. The next step is to contact us and make an appointment for counselling. Together we will develop a plan of action, and collaborate on your goals to help you to regain your health and wellness.
I feel confident that successful outcomes of happiness, confidence, health and wellbeing, overcoming trauma or whatever you personally want to achieve can be attained. Often it may be to just to get to a place of accepting that there are some things that cannot be changed or that we don’t have actual control over. One certainty in life is that it is unpredictable and it is ok to give permission to ourselves to ask for help.
The first session is usually the most daunting, so your counsellor will take some time getting to know you, and to create a safe environment so that you feel comfortable and can trust them. Your counsellor will explain our confidentiality agreement to you, and answer any questions you may have.
We approach each person with an enquiring mind. We believe that we are all unique individuals. Whatever the issue, your counselor will listen and talk it through with you, and they will develop a treatment plan that can guide your work together towards healing and wellness.
Our approach to relationship therapy is founded on a sincere belief that healing and growth can be achieved when each member of a couple has the tools, understanding, and compassion to work effectively with each other.
Experience has taught us that the Imago approach is effective for couples who wish to enrich a good relationship, for those who need to deal with recurring conflict, and for those who are considering separation.
We believe that conflict is change trying to happen. Let’s embrace it and see where it takes us – there is nothing to fear from conflict itself. For more information, please visit What is Imago?
We provide consultation and supervision to counselling professionals and organizations. We are committed to regular personal supervision to ensure professional and ethical practice. We value and seek professional guidance and consultation as required. In the interest of best practice for clients, we will liaise with other treating professionals.
Fees are by negotiation – please contact us.
This may depend on complexity and fees may range between $150 and $180 per hour for individuals, couples and families.
Mental Health Care Plans per hour – $150.
We are willing to consult with you regarding any community programs and information sessions regarding issues around counselling and couples therapy. Please contact us if you are interested in a presentation or workshop such as a Relationship Enrichment Program.
Relationships and Family Conflict
“It’s not about finding the right partner, it is about being the right partner.”
As Imago Relationship Therapists, we have a rich understanding of intimate relationships, and the skills and expertise to work with couples. Imago Therapy is equally valid for couples who wish to improve a good relationship, as it is for those who wish to understand and resolve their conflicts. In either case, couples are able to move toward a rewarding and enhanced relationship. Judi has been married and encountered divorce. She is now in a committed relationship. She also has had two children and thoroughly loves being a grandparent. On her journey, like so many people she has experienced painful times and also appreciates how even the latter has enhanced her life and helped her appreciate the power of a conscious relationship with others. The stress of modern living and the associated limited time for everything can play havoc with an intimate relationship. We sincerely believe that Imago can provide a couple with the tools required to enrich their relationship, and to bring back the passion.
Mental Health Care
Judi is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker. This means she has been assessed by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) as having specialist mental health expertise. If you are feeling depressed or anxious, or are having relationship problems that are affecting your health and well-being, you can contact us directly to arrange an appointment. Or you can discuss your issues with your GP. If your GP decides that counselling is appropriate, he or she can prepare a mental health assessment and make a referral to us. You will then be eligible for a Medicare rebate for our services, through the Commonwealth funded Better Access to Mental Health Care program. Rebates also apply if you have a referral from a psychiatrist.
Fees for individuals – $150.00 and couples $180 per 60 minutes. Imago Therapy or other Couples processes – it is recommended that first session for couples be a 2 hour session. A two hour session allows for a greater depth of therapeutic intervention including and provision of tools for you the individual or your relationship. This 2 hour session would only cost $300 (a discount of $30 per hour). Judi also does “intensives” for couples and individuals up to a 6 hour sessions (with appropriate breaks not charged for) and this can be negotiated with her. Fees for professional supervision, consultation, and group presentations are by negotiation.
For all enquiries contact us today!