Welcome

If you are looking for a high quality Consulting Service, we might be the right choice for you. Located in Footscray, Denise is experienced in areas such as counselling, career coaching & youth mentoring.

Treatment is uniquely tailored to the specific needs of each individual.  Denise is highly qualified and can help you through the challenging times in your life.

Denise works with clients from all walks of life. She believes the art of consulting in whichever area is needed, is a unique restorative process. Denise has helped many individuals with treatments and set goals to achieve their desired outcomes.  She is very compassionate who brings hope and healing to the many individuals who come to her for help.

If you are having some challenges in your personal or professional life, help is available.

Contact Denise today on 0498 055 088 to learn more about the services and get the help you need.

About Denise

thumbnail_IMG_8494 Denise is a certified counsellor, career coach and youth mentor and is an Associate member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and an ongoing member of the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association. She has over 20 years of experience using evidence-based interventions to treat adolescents and adults across a range of concerns. She has a degree in counselling, coaching, diploma in counselling and a diploma in mindfulness during peak performance. Denise is also currently completing her masters in social work. She has worked in a number of different sectors. In addition, with Greek as her second language, she also currently works extensively within the Greek community.

Denise offers treatment for anxiety, depression, loss and grief, substance misuse, elder abuse, and other stress related issues. Her treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy (NT), Solution focused therapy (SFT) and Mindfulness.

Passionate about creating a genuine and non-judgemental environment, Denise specialises in adapting therapeutic approaches designed to meet each individual client’s needs. In this way she is able to ensure you feel safe to work through your concerns while getting the most benefit from your sessions.

FAQs

What is a counsellor, and what is counselling?

A counsellor is a trained, objective professional with whom you can build a therapeutic and trusting relationship. They are trained to offer talk-based therapy.

Counselling is a process of talking about and working through your personal problems with a counsellor. The counsellor helps you to address your problems in a positive way by helping you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness. For some people, just the process of telling their story, and being listened to, is helpful.

Counselling provides confidential support. This means that everything you discuss with the counsellor is confidential. The exception is when a counsellor has a duty of care to report something that threatens your wellbeing or the wellbeing of others. This legal requirement will be explained to you in your first session.

What is the difference between counselling and coaching?

Coaching is action orientated vs counselling is coping orientated.

Coaches want to help you recognise what you think vs counsellors also want to help you realise how you feel.

Coaching helps you set and achieve goals vs counselling helps you recognise and solve your problems in life. 

A coach has the job to challenge you frequently vs a counsellor is there to support you with empathy and understanding.

A coach is focused on your potential vs a counsellor is focused on helping you be at peace with yourself and your life. 

Coaches can recognise if it is old core beliefs stopping you in life vs counsellors can also recognise if it depression or another mental health disorder that is actually holding you back. 

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions required will vary depending on the issue and your individual needs and circumstances. This will be discussed with you in your first session. Most clients require between 6 to 10 sessions. Some clients have deep rooted issues that have existed for many years and have deeper origins, and sessions may be needed over a longer period of time.

How often will I need sessions?

When you start seeing Denise it is most helpful to have sessions close together as you begin to address issues. For this reason Denise will schedule weekly sessions while you are actively working together. These sessions may be spread out to fortnightly meetings and become less frequent as positive changes have been experienced and the need for sessions is reduced. This allows time to consolidate changes on your own while also staying connected to Denise to review your progress and attend to any further issues that may have arisen.

How long are sessions?

Sessions for individual clients are usually 50 minutes long. The final 5-10 minutes of the hour are dedicated to arranging payment and booking the next appointment.

How much does it cost?

Individual counselling sessions are $80 per 50 minutes (an additional charge of $30 per 15 minutes is automatically billed once over the initial allocated time).

After hours (5.00pm onwards) counselling sessions are $110 per 50 minutes (an additional charge of $30 per 15 minutes is automatically billed once over the initial allocated time).

Coaching sessions are $160 per 50 minutes (an additional charge of $30 per 15 minutes is automatically billed once over the initial allocated time).

How do I make an appointment?

Mindful Counselling & Coaching is open on Tuesdays from 10.00am to 8.00pm. We also open every second Saturday from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

You can make an appointment by going into the ‘Book an appointment page’ or alternatively you can contact Denise on 0498 055 088.

Do I need a referral? 

A referral is not required for rebates from Private Health Insurance.

Can I claim sessions on Private Health Insurance?

Partial or complete financial coverage may be available through extended health benefits. Your policy should state that “counsellors” or “counselling services” are included.

It may also say “psychological services are covered when provided by a counsellor”. Please check your extended benefits plan for details of applicable coverage. Clients are expected to pay for sessions themselves and then submit receipts for reimbursement to their insurance.

Book an Appointment

If you would like to book an appointment then please feel free to give Denise a call on the number below or fill out the following contact form. Denise always tries to respond within 24 hours.

Call Denise on: 0498 055 088

 

Mindful Counselling & Coaching
23 Hyde Street
Footscray VIC 3011