About Counselling Melbourne
About Counselling Melbourne
If you’ve never seen a counsellor before it may be a bit daunting or awkward attending your first session. That is very normal. So, here is a bit about what to expect.
If you feel anxious or depressed but feel apprehensive about starting a counselling process that is understandable. Stepping into something new and unfamiliar will raise fears and concerns. These thoughts and emotions are normal so don’t let them deter you from sitting down and speaking with a counsellor.
Our job is to make you feel comfortable from the get go. We understand that sharing your story with a stranger can be overwhelming but rest assured that we are professional and respectful and create a safe space to share.
Your privacy and confidentiality is important to us and if you are not sure about how this works then just ask your counsellor. At The Melbourne Counselling Centre we take you through what confidentiality looks like before your first session.
It’s helpful to be aware that all counsellors are different and there are many different therapeutic approaches and modalities that are used to help clients. First up you want to feel safe and comfortable with your counsellor, so it’s ok to ask them questions about how they work too and what you can expect. The relationship between you and your therapist is an important component of your process and success so feeling seen and heard is essential.
In terms of what to expect from counselling, the first session is an opportunity for the counsellor and the client to get to know each other. Sometimes we will dive right into the core issue and other times go more gently. This is determined by where you, the client is at. One thing to note is that you do not have to tell your whole story as this can be upsetting. It’s always your choice to disclose what you wish to discuss, our Counsellors work with you. By the end of the first session you can expect to feel understood, and a sense of where the counselling process is going.
The counselling process is fluid yet there is a keen focus on keeping your goals in mind and facilitating your growth to relieve and resolve the struggles you are experiencing.
What Our Clients Say About Melbourne Counselling Centre
I had been struggling with life and reliving my trauma for over 20 years, I tried everything and nothing worked. Finally I was referred to Anne, who took me through The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) as that is the process that helped shift the past and get you to a better place. Words cannot express how she turned my life completely around. For once, I am actually excited about life, I am actually thinking about my future. I feel like my life has been reset, I have a second chance and I am developing my life the way I want it to be, rather than the influences I was brought up with. Anne, I am indebted to you, thank you so much.
The best help I could find for all my emotional problems. Anne found a key to bring my mind into a calm place. Words can’t explain how much I’m thankful for everything she did for me. If you looking for a professional that will help you. Anne is definitely the person. Xxxx
I really enjoyed my time with Anne. She’s easy to talk too and has great knowledge and advice to share. The TRTP process was a very fast and effective process. It left me feeling calm, relieved and motivated. I highly recommend the TRTP process to anyone. It has helped me so much with my anxiety. Thanks again Anne.
I recently visited Anne Serry because I was told to do a anger management course. I’m am happy to say that Anne help me and I am grateful. Anne also learns about your life digging so deep into the family and finding the right solution to help you through your problems.
Enough said call her if you are experiencing bad habits or bad issues, she will break them down and help you solve your own problems.
Thank you very much Anne Serry! I will defiantly call you if I have any other problems God bless
Completing The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) with Anne has helped me profoundly. I feel free and less anxious around matters that used to overwhelm me, and my day-to-day experience is calmer and much less reactive. I can’t thank Anne enough for this life-enhancing process!
Anne took me through the step by step process of TRTP. It has completely resolved all my traumatic experiences that I haven’t been able to do by just talking to a professional . It’s a very powerful therapy that has changed my life . I can now be the happy positive person that I’m meant to be 😊😊
This experience of working with Anne has cleared some long standing barriers to my achievement – I was always capable of seeing the potential in my life but subconsciously there were some default behaviours and tendencies that clouded my action. This process has cleared much of that, and although life will always continue to present challenges, I feel better equipped to make conscious decisions about my life and its direction. Thank you Anne :)
It has been valuable for me to work with Anne. I have made frequent quality developments. I found the work we did together made me a profoundly better version of myself and from that, my family has noticeably changed, in their relationship with me and we get along much better.
More specifically, improvements have been happening without the usual ‘trying’, such as a serene improvement in my daily mood, my ability to feel connected, with others, without the ‘effort’ I used to put in. Silly things that used to annoy an anger me don’t bother me as much, I barely notice them now, to my surprise :) The TRTP program also helped me focus my energy onto myself and that was immensely beneficial. In summary, I am so glad to be where I am, active, and looking forward, working smart, having fun 😊 I have never felt so capable! What I love most is that my success is always Anne’s success.
Anne has helped me greatly with TRTP- the Richards Trauma process. It has been about 6 months and i can honestly say my whole thought process has shifted. Thank you Ann for your wonderful approach and care taken while working with me , i will be forever grateful.
My TRTP hypnotherapy experience at Melbourne Counselling Centre has been fantastic and truly life-enhancing. It has taken me from a very tough place in my life to a new understanding of happiness and fulfillment. Thank You.
Anne’s inquisitive nature, great listening skills and genuine desire to assist people achieve their goals means she’s very easy to talk to about the most intimate of topics. Her ability to cut through to the core of the issue and do so in a non-judgemental manner makes her a great therapist who I would recommend to anybody seeking to “deal with issues” or simply to grow personally or professionally.
I cannot recommend Anne from The Melbourne Counselling Centre highly enough. I had tried counselling before but with no luck and I now realise that finding the right counsellor makes all the difference. I went to see Anne to help manage my anger, which was becoming worse and causing major problems in my life. Our work helped me understand patterns and habits as well as providing me with the tools to change. I undertook The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) as part of the work and it was transformative. My anger seemed to dissolve and I still can’t believe the difference that counselling has made to my life!
“Thank you for seeing museums in me when all I saw were empty hallways.” – I used to be my worst enemy. I can’t tell you how many times I wished I was dead. And I had tried counselling before but I didn’t really ‘click’ with the Counsellor. Anne made me feel safe. Using The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) process of hypnotherapy she helped me overcome a traumatic experience in my early life. I was surprised by how few sessions it took. This process has positively influenced almost every aspect of my life. Meeting Anne has been one of the best things I have ever done and I can’t thank her enough.
Anne at Melbourne Counselling Centre has been an incredible help so far. Highly recommended.
We Work With Adolescents, Individuals, Couples and Families.
Outside of Melbourne Counselling Centre, our therapists are involved in community-based activities facilitating growth, personal development and self-agency through community workshops. We are always working to provide the most up to date, evidence-based techniques and interventions to bring to our clients so they can benefit from effective strategies that help them move forward positively in their lives.
If you have not heard to TRTP also known as The Richards Trauma Process, you should take a moment and browse the resources provided by us, as we have been getting some amazing results using this new and exciting technique.
At the Melbourne Counselling Centre, we love working with Adolescents, Individuals, Couples and Families. It allows us to deal with multiple levels of family members, often providing us with the ability to fast track treatments by simply being able to understand the family unit more efficiently.