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Services

Towards Healing, Growth and Learning

Whether you're working towards positive change and improving your mental health, or a clinician wanting to learn and expand your practice, we can work together to get you heading in the right direction.

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Clinical Counselling

Clinical counselling is usually short-term and focuses on psychoeducation and problem-solving, and often working alongside other health practitioners such as GP’s, psychiatrists or psychologists. It can be a great way to understand your circumstances and how you arrived at your current situation, make a support plan for your mental and physical health, and begin to seek any diagnoses you may want to pursue if they are useful (e.g., ADHD).

I work with many different clients who experience;

  • Drug use and dependence

  • Alcohol use and dependence

  • Nicotine use and dependence

  • Gambling use and dependence

  • Gaming use and dependence

  • Excessive or impulsive shopping

  • Disordered eating

  • Body image or self-image difficulties

  • Self-worth and self-esteem difficulties

  • ​Impulse control difficulties

  • Concentration difficulties

  • Traumatic experiences and PTSD

  • Complex mental health

  • Living with chronic illnesses or chronic pain

  • Living with psychiatric diagnoses or labels

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Support and Education for Family Members and Affected Others


Specialty counselling and psychoeducation for family members and other people affected by someone else’s addiction or mental health difficulties. These sessions are a combination of education, planning and support. They aim to help others affected understand addiction and mental health issues, as well as make plans to keep the most vulnerable people in the family system safe (such as children).

Research indicates that when family members and affected others receive support and counselling, the person using substances or experiencing mental health issues are more likely to seek help themselves and experience better long-term outcomes.

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Group therapy


Existential psychotherapy groups of 7-10 people for clients, affected family members or healthcare workers. Groups are run monthly and must have a minimum of 7 permanent members to run successfully. If there is no current availability, you can request to go on to the waitlist for a group.

This style of group therapy, developed by Professor Irvin Yalom, is a highly beneficial way of creating change and developing insight and is particularly useful for people with persistent mental health and relational difficulties. It’s also a highly valuable experience for healthcare workers who wish to develop their insight, intuition and interpersonal skills.

For High-Profile Clients

Clients who have privacy concerns can arrange consultations and ongoing therapy sessions. This includes online consultations, out-of-hours appointments or home visits, depending on your circumstances and availability.

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Animal Assisted Psychotherapy

If you would like to work alongside Amber’s therapy dog, Baxter, this can be arranged.

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Clinical supervision

Individual and group supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and social workers who wish to develop their knowledge, skills and practice of addiction and complex mental healthcare.

My supervision style is compassion-based and takes a multi-disciplinary, evidence-based approach, using trauma-informed and harm reduction principles. I have a working knowledge of peer-led, lived experience programs such as 12-Step.

For People in Creative Industries and Non-Traditional Jobs

Specialist, experienced support is available for people who work in creative industries such as musicians, actors, comedians, writers, directors, producers, crew and other non-traditional jobs.

Consulting

For organisations wanting to expand their knowledge about addiction and complex mental health, develop programs and policies which consider addiction and mental health, understand the Rough Patch non-profit social enterprise model, and more.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a longer-term undertaking, where a client can look at all aspects of their life - past, present, and what they want for their future - and explore the reasons they find themselves in their current situation. Psychotherapy can help you explore and understand many things, such as:

  • Your childhood experiences

  • Your relationships

  • Your values

  • Your beliefs and desires

  • Painful or traumatic experiences

  • Recurring mental health challenges

  • Repetitive behaviours or addiction

  • Grief and loss

  • Other significant life events

  • Existential questions

  • Meaning and purpose

Psychotherapy is less structured than counselling, and space is given to whatever is present and needs to be talked about each session. Generally, psychotherapy is more effective if you undertake weekly sessions as it creates a consistent, reliable setting for exploration and insight.

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Workshops, Seminars, Conferences or Keynotes

With over a decade of experience, I bring knowledge, compassion and lived experience to seminars, training and conferences.

 

I love sharing knowledge and learning alongside other practitioners. Whether you’re a new therapist, an experienced clinician, or an organisation interested in mental health training, I can help you learn, grow and thrive.

  • Addiction

  • Understanding the Rough Patch Affordable Counselling Model

  • Trauma-Informed Practice Principles

  • Compassion-Based Practice Principles

  • Caring for Family Members and Affected Others Impacted by Addiction and Complex Mental Health

  • General Mental Health

  • Self-Care and Burn-Out Management for Practitioners

  • Telehealth and Online Therapy Delivery

  • You can also undertake some of my training via The Professional Development People 

Want to know how I can support you?
Book a free, 15-minute phone consultation now.