1.COUNSELLING (What a client can expect from Counselling)
Don is an Individual, Couple and Family Counsellor and what clients can
expect from Don is a person of skills, experience and knowledge who uses an engaging two way
process of communication and interaction between the client and himself.
The process of Counselling is a purposeful talking, non judgmental,
empathic listening, sharing of ideas between the client and counsellor to assist the client
achieve the goals they present to the counsellor. Clients can expect that Don is active in his
questioning as he enquires about their concerns, issues and distresses, how that is affecting
their life and those around them as he seeks to find underlying causes, issues and
Counselling can be challenging as it may open wounds long since buried
and clients can expect Don to be respectful and mindful in his approach to work at a pace that
is suitable to the client. The relationship between the counsellor is also important as each
needs to "fit" with the other, so that they are able to work together as they explore sensitive issues.
Don offers a
service between the
client and counsellor with the following exception;
- if a client indicates, they have are intending to commit a criminal act.
if the client indicates they have or intend to do serious harm to themselves, eg
- if the client indicates they have or intend to do serious harm to someone else.
Don is required to comply with current Federal and State legislation in
Australia and South Australia that may require his notes to be subpoenaed and cannot guarantee
some confidentiality and privacy of sessions can be maintained at all times.