Counselling Services

with Pauline Dudley

Hello there

To make an enquiry or make an appointment you can contact me via:

Email: info@mindfulkeeping.com.au, or

Mobile: 0415 244 220.

I will usually make contact with you within forty-eight (48) hours.

 

The National Disability Insurance Scheme, supporting people with a disability

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a way of providing support for Australians under the age of 65, who live with a disability, including psychosocial disability. The NDIS supports people with disabilities to set goals, build skills and capability so they may live a more productive life, participate in the community and access employment and study.

As an NDIS registered provider, I offer Individual Counselling (under Capacity Building, Improved Daily Living Skills) on a one to one basis, supporting and empowering participants to work towards reaching their goals through building confidence, positive coping skills and capacity building techniques.  I work with adults and adolescents and offer supports either in the comfort of the participants home, in a mutually agreed location or in my practice rooms (conditions apply).

Click here to view the current NDIS price guide (page 61) or here to find out more information about the NDIS supports available.

Client / Therapist Relationship

Through my empathic therapeutic approach and gentle nature, I will guide and support you to bring about positive change, alter any unwanted behaviours, and build motivation and self-confidence.  We can work towards creating desired goals and build new intervention skills and techniques that are favourable to you.  This is your time and in order for me to provide you with a quality service, openness and honesty are key for our working relationship.  I encourage you to feel comfortable to ask questions if you do not understand something and have trust in the working relationship to be able to accept feedback and reflect on the sessions.  It is good to remember that each person is unique and what works for one, may not have the same effect for another in their expectations and perceptions of the counselling relationship.

Fees & Payment

The sessions are by appointment and are offered for one-hour duration.  You may require counselling appointments for short, medium or long-term periods of time and this can be discussed with me when we meet.  Payment is accepted via cash or EFTPOS at the conclusion of each session, fees will be discussed with the initial enquiry.

Clients holding National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plans who require counselling are billed under:

– Capacity Building Supports *
– Improved Daily Living Skills *
– Individual Counselling
(see the current NDIS price guide – page 61)
* Subject to change

Please note:  Cancellation or rescheduling of an appointment requires a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours notice or a fee will be charged.

Location

The building has wheelchair access, toilets, and is close to public transport (10min walk from Westpoint Shopping Centre). Parking by arrangement.

Flexible hours are available for Online and Mobile Counselling appointments.

I am from an English speaking background.

I offer the following Counselling sessions types:

Face to face – Blacktown

Online conducted over Skype

Mobile Counselling sessions can be conducted at a suitable location.*

* Conditions apply

What to expect at the initial appointment

In a respectable manner, I will ask you to fill in some general information when you arrive and then I will clarify the essence and limitations around privacy and confidentiality and explain the rights and responsibilities of both the client and the therapist to you. We will discuss what it is you hope to gain from the therapeutic relationship, including your hopes and any goals you may have.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions and I will address any concerns you may have so that your needs will be met moving forward.

People can turn to Counselling at any time, when one:

Has lost the ability to be happy and longer than normal sadness sets in

Experiences worry, stress, and anxiety

Finds life spiralling out of control on a day-to-day basis

Experiences problems that become too big to handle

Needs support for any number of reasons

Needs help adjusting to change and setting manageable goals

Is coping with grief and loss

Needs the input of someone else that remains impartial and objective

Finds that their experiences of the past surface and impact on life

Is experiencing relationship difficulties

Is dealing with low self-esteem

Is feeling alone or lonely

Is coping with addictive behaviour

Is a young person who cannot talk to family or friends

Is a mother and/or a parent finding life difficult to cope with

Has an illness or a chronic disease

You could be experiencing one or more of these feelings or even something completely different.

Having made the decision to seek professional help is the first step in making positive change in your life, gaining clarity, hope, and a sense of awareness and direction.

I look forward to working with you,

Warmest,
Pauline