Ali's Counselling Services Adv Dip, Grad Dip Rel Coun, ACA Reg

    Individual  & Relationship Counselling

    Affordable Central Coast Counselling Service

Berkeley Vale, Bateau Bay & Mardi  



"Thank you for providing such a safe space today to explore my feelings. There has definitely been a shift in my awareness which is helping me to come to terms with thingsā€¦I felt heard, supported and safe which is a testimony to your ability as a great counsellor" 

What is Counselling ?

Counselling offers you a confidential, secure, supportive environment where you can work through your problems and issues, and have time to reflect upon your circumstances, without judgment.In difficult circumstances, family members and friends are unable to always provide an objective point of view. Counselling offers this objective perspective, thus enabling you, the client, to gain insights and learn strategies to assist in managing your particular situation. The aim is, that in time this will increase your awareness of yourself, your situation, and the choices that are open to you. Counselling is designed to give you the time, space and encouragement to explore and understand the issues you bring. While counselling is not magic or an instant cure, it can clarify problems and help in their resolution.  Counselling can help you make effective decisions which will lead to positive changes for now and in the future.

When do I need to see a Counsellor?

There are no hard & fast rules, generally if something is troubling you and you find yourself thinking about it a lot or losing sleep over it, then it can be worth seeking the help of counselling. 

There are several issues that may bring you to counselling, for example:

  • Relationship difficulties: Partner/Marriage, Children, Family, friends, or work              colleagues. Issues with commitment, jealousy, or abuse. Separation and divorce.                Sexual difficulties, or fear of intimacy, infidelity
  • Family issues: Step- children, blended families, parenting, family breakdown
  • Sexual abuse, violent assault, unwanted pregnancy
  • Depression, anxiety, stress, sleeplessness, serious health problems
  • Bereavement: Grief & Loss, anger, loneliness, sadness, effected by suicide 
  • Lack of confidence: Worried about failing, never being good enough, feeling                       judged
  • Feeling isolated, empty, tearful, unloved, suicidal thoughts.
  • Repeated destructive behaviours: Binge eating, self-harming, abusive relationships,        alcohol, drugs, addictive behaviours
  • Feeling of being out of control, panic attacks, feelings of inadequacy
  • Transitioning: Whether from school, Uni, the workforce or from

        another country, it can be a difficult process which may require extra support

  • Exam and study stress

"If we had put off Counselling our marriage would have failed,  then where would that have left our kids?"