Orwil Street Community House wishes to meet the needs of the community in the best possible way and our Counselling services are offered by accredited and experienced Counsellors. Cost: $50.00 for the first visit and $40.00 for all following visits. We also offer Couples Counselling - Cost: $60.00 Please call the House for bookings or more information on 9783 5073.
If cancelling your appointment, 24 hours notice of cancellation must be given, otherwise, a fee will be charged. If you are a new client you may reschedule your first appointment twice giving the 24-hour notice. If this condition is not met, you will be asked to pay a booking fee of $50.00 before making any further appointments. At the first visit, you will be given a copy of our policy and will be asked to pay your fees before you commence your appointment.
Please Note* We do not wish people to be excluded because of financial pressure, so please, talk to our Manager (in complete confidence) if costs are a problem for you.
Sandra is a Counsellor, Wellbeing Facilitator and Movement Therapist.
She is a person-centred therapist who believes in creating a space for people to explore their feelings and emotions, enabling them to create changes in their lives with support and validation. She has extensive experience supporting people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship issues and other life events which are preventing them from moving forward in their lives.
She is creative in her approach assisting her clients to empower themselves. It is her privilege to hold space through listening and supporting them through life transitions.
Sandra holds a Bachelor of Arts (Humanities and Social Sciences), Diplomas of Counselling and Family Intake Support Work and an ACCA Supervisor. She is a member of the Australian Community Counselling Association.
Sandra is a warm and approachable counsellor who believes in people and their ability to overcome life’s struggles to find a healthier and more peaceful way of living.
She considers her counselling to be a collaboration between herself and her clients, accompanying them as a ‘companion’ along their journey to wellbeing. Sandra specialises in anxiety/depression counselling as well as relationship counselling and spiritual direction.
Sandra has completed 8 full-time years post-year 12 study which includes a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science (Pastoral Counselling), (plus one year (3rd year) of a Social Work degree, plus a Diploma/of Arts Therapy (total of 4 years of Art Therapy qualifications.
Lynne has many years of experience as a social worker, including the last 14 years of counselling in Community Health across a broad range of situations and needs.
She is warm and compassionate and is skilled in working with anxiety and depression, family violence and recovery, parenting (including where children are expressing disrespectful/inappropriate behaviours), children and adolescents, social skills and relationship issues, adjustment to health issues, grief, trauma, and backgrounds of childhood abuse.
Lynne has a holistic and respectful approach, being guided by what you want out of counselling.
She has skills in several counselling approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, mindfulness and relaxation, art therapy, and has a particular interest in Narrative Therapy, which celebrates the complexity and richness of life stories and explores the creative skills people have used to respond to and manage difficult circumstances in their lives. Lynne sees her role as supporting people to gain a greater sense of confidence and control, to then find a way through the challenges that life can present. Lynne is Registered with Medicare and can provide Bulk Billing services.