COUNSELLING FOR BROS
BROS GLOBAL Professional Counselling supports men of all ages and from all diversities throughout the various challenges of life. It is our vision to improve the well-being and mental health of men who too often simply suffer in silence.
Many health services struggle to engage with males and very few have men in mind when creating services. So, it is common that some men may only attend one to two sessions before giving up, if they reach out for support at all.
I understand it can be extremely hard to reach out for support. I also know that when you have a problem, you want a solution and do not want to beat around the bush to get one.
I am a registered counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association, specialising in men’s mental health; as well as a licensed Mental Health First Aid Instructor who is passionate about working with males. I pride myself on being able to relate and engage with men of all ages. This lets us provide a no-nonsense approach to sorting out life's various challenges.
What is counselling?
Professional counselling is a form of ‘talk therapy’. It is a process where an individual, couple or family meet with a trained professional counsellor like me to talk about issues and problems that they are facing in their lives. Clients are active participants in the counselling process at every stage.
Together, we form a professional relationship that empowers you to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.
Professional counselling is confidential and non-judgmental.
How can counselling help me?
Counselling provides a very safe and private space for you to talk about a broad range of issues and problems that you may be facing. It can help you:
manage stress, provide treatment for anxiety and treatment for depression
reassess or set new goals in your life and help you to gain clarity and direction
address issues and problems within your relationship or provide mediation between you and your partner.
As a professional counsellor, I am trained and registered to provide you with a genuine, caring and empathic response to your problems. I will use counselling tools to support you or help you to move through the difficult, problem, feelings, behaviours, thoughts, or situation that are you experiencing.
During the process of counselling, goals will be identified, and this is the purpose of the counselling process. The goals can change if that is what we both see as beneficial for you.
Counselling is client-centred, the goal is for you, my client, to make the decision on the best course of action with my support. Ultimately it is you who need to make the decision on what is best for you as a key part of the process.
What topics can you assist with?
i can assist with:
Career and employment
Anxiety and depression
Sexual identity and gender
Migration, cultural bereavement and cultural identity
Bereavement and loss
Do you see others besides men?
Yes! My counselling service open to everyone of diverse gender identities, including women, some of whom are wanting to know how to support and communicate with the men in their lives, some bring their partners for counselling and others simply seek support & therapy for themselves.
What happens when I book an appointment?
Give me a call to have a chat, and when you are ready to book an appointment, I will send you an e-mail with all relevant appointment information and our intake pack.
What happens in the first session?
In the first session, you will be asked about what's brought you to counselling and what you're hoping to achieve. We ask questions to give us a good idea of who you are, your current life circumstances and challenges. If you're new to the counselling, we will explain how it generally works, in step by step format and you'll be free to ask any questions.
How many sessions do I need?
The number of sessions an individual requires varies. Some people only require a few sessions in order to meet their goals and outcomes, others come longer term to deal with more complex issues. However, research consistently shows that most clients require 10+ sessions to meet their treatment outcomes and we, therefore, require all new clients to book a minimum of 4 initial sessions. This ensures consistency of subsequent appointments and can be cancelled/re-scheduled if required.
Where will the counselling take place?
I run a mobile counselling service so I can come to you in any part of the Perth metropolitan area (excluding Rockingham and Mandurah) for face-to-face counselling. We can meet either at your home, at a nearby park, at your office, or anywhere that is private, quiet and safe for you. Sessions are one hour long.
You can also come to my home office in Ellenbrook which is private. Online counselling is also available via Whatsapp/Skype video call.
Fees and payments
I do my best to keep my fees at the average Australian rate:
Mobile counselling (WA metro area excluding Rockingham and Mandurah): $140/hour
Appointments at my home office or online*: $120/hour
* Online counselling is available for international clients, subject to conversion rates and time zone availability. Please contact me for a chat.
Payments must be made at the end of each session. Cash or debit/credit card accepted. A tax invoice and receipt will be provided. Please note our Cancellation Policy provided prior to commencement of the first session.
Please note: Appointments are not eligible for Medicare rebates at present.
Private Health Insurance
If you have private health insurance, you may be eligible for rebates under Extras cover.
Contact me today to have a chat on 0411 983 888, or use the Contact Form below.