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What Happens in a Counselling Session

Help is on the way: Support for individuals, couples and families in the community.

Counselling sessions are tailored to meet each client's needs. An individual appointment with a counsellor is typically 50 minutes, and in all sessions, personal and health information is treated with professional confidentiality appropriate to the Code of Ethics of the Australian Psychological Society and the relevant Victorian Government legislation.

Often counselling involves a life review and conversations about current problem, goals and needs. Counsellors may need to involve others such as facility staff and family members to provide high-quality assistance. However, counselling is always centred on the goals and interests of the client.