Is to help people who are experiencing mental and emotional challenges in life. Listen without judgement and treat everyone with dignity and respect.
As a qualified counsellor I’ve been caring for couples, individuals and families within Western Sydney; Greystanes, Penrith and Luddenham.
We are all unique, just like our circumstances. During our sessions, I take the time to evaluate your situation and tailor an individualised program using recognised therapeutic approaches by psychologists and other professional counsellors. My aim is to help you equip yourself to take control and build back the crumbled bridges in your life.
As we uncover the workings of the human brain, new methods and techniques continue to be discovered. To ensure I can offer you the best possible counselling, I continually expand my skills and knowledge through workshops, seminars and training courses.
I am here for you. Please reach out to me by either phone, text or email. All conversations are confidential.
Member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and bound by their strict Code of Conduct and supervision requirements.
Here is a list of my areas of expertise.
Family & Parenting
Grief & Loss
Transitional Life Changes
It’s for anyone who cares for or supports a person suffering from mental illness. You could be a parent, guardian, sibling, child or friend.
The main purpose of each gathering is to provide you with a safe place to meet other people experiencing similar challenges.
During each gathering, I will teach you important skills and strategies, to help you cope with the difficulties you face.
An information pack about mental illness will be provided and resources available.
There are two aspects to Art Therapy.
“Art as Therapy” is about the process. “Doing” the art is, in itself, therapeutic. It’s a form of mindfulness. The client is able to focus on the art and be completely present in the moment, rather than worrying about the past or the future.
“Art in Therapy” is looking for the deeper meanings in the artwork. The therapist helps the client to tap into their unconscious – to become aware of the underlying issues that may cause difficulties in their life and their relationships.
Anyone can benefit from Art Therapy – children, adolescents and adults. It can help people with anxiety, depression, physical and mental illness, grief and loss, changes and transitions, conflict. Art Therapy can help individuals, couples and families.
No. Art Therapy has nothing to do with artistic ability. How you draw or paint is not important. Art therapy is about what you feel while doing the art and the unconscious projections in your art.
Call me for a confidential chat or email me for more information about how art therapy can help you.
Counselling is a means of gaining support and guidance through challenging times. It can help you to develop better, more effective coping mechanisms and strategies.
Through counselling, clients are able to explore their personal situations and problems with a professional who is empathic, impartial and non-judgemental. Counselling can help you understand your situation and your problems within it.
Counselling does not provide magical answers or advice. It helps you to explore yourself and find your own resolutions.
Confidentiality provides the client with safety and privacy. All information is treated as confidential, except in the following circumstances:
As a client of a counsellor, you have a right to expect that:
Membership to the ACA (Australian Counselling Association) commits members to adhere to the ACA Code of Conduct.
The Code of Conduct includes the counsellor’s responsibility to the client, other counsellors, colleagues and the wider community
Responsibility to the client includes confidentiality, client safety and client self-determination.
It is important that you clarify any concerns you have with your counsellor at the commencement of your relationship.
If you have any concerns about a counsellor’s conduct, call the Australian Counselling Association on 1300 784 333
I am able to offer a number of locations that we can catch up and talk:
Feel free to reach out to me, Colleen, via your most comfortable means:
Phone: 0414 935 362
Email: [email protected]
Or if easier, please complete the contact form below and I will be in touch shortly.
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Resource material provided on this website is to compliment counselling sessions with clients of Connections Counselling. Each circumstance is individual and requires a tailored session. Connections Counselling recommends obtaining professional assistance to better support you in rebuilding the broken bridges in your life.