Contact Avoca Counselling
On this page you will find information about how to make first contact with Avoca Counselling. Contact the counsellor anytime by using the contact form on this page. Replies may take up to 24 hours depending on work schedule.
If you are considering working with me, you can make contact either by telephone 9am to 8.30pm or email anytime. I do not work (including answering enquiries) on Sundays.
If I am working or training please do leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Know that your message is private and can be left confidentially. If you would like me to ring you back, please say when is a good time for me to call.
Sometimes people simply email or telephone to find out if there is space or a waiting list or to ask about the location for the counselling or if counselling is suitable for their concern. This first contact conversation can be a short one and does not need you to disclose a full picture at length. However, giving some idea of what you hope for is really useful.
Contact for an Appointment
You will need to decide what time of the day is best for you to attend sessions – morning, afternoon or evening. Also which day of the week will suit your priorities. It is usual for clients to come along on the same day and time each week.
Actually booking a counselling session
Please be prepared to give your genuine full name and address and telephone contact number and some basic information as to why you are seeking counselling. These details are needed to fulfil the terms of insurance, which, is needed for legal reasons. Following this process will be considered to be given consent for your personal details to be held solely for the purposes of Counselling, Psychotherapy or Supervision (as relevant).
Is Counselling for Me?
Often people ask if counselling is appropriate for them and if it will be effective. Counselling is appropriate for concerns such as Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Low Mood, Bereavement and persistent Grief. Counselling is suitable for people worried about their Mental Wellbeing. People also come to speak with a counsellor if they wish to talk through relationship problems, social or communication problems.
Couples Counselling or Relationship Counselling
I have also trained in Couples Counselling and often get enquiries from one half of a couple. I may ask to speak with the other person in the couple too. It is important for you both to be on board with the idea of coming along.