We provide counselling services to older adults living in residential aged care settings in Melbourne, Victoria. A major focus of our counselling involves finding creative ways of engaging with older adults, their families and carers to help them cope with life transitions, loss and grief issues, physical health problems and mental health difficulties. A range of interventions are used, including cognitive-behavioural therapy, reminiscence therapy and solution-focused therapy.
Personal and health information is treated with professional confidentiality under the Australian Psychological Society's Code of Ethics and relevant Victorian Government legislation.
Referrals for counselling can come from the individual, a family member or professional staff.