Counselling for boys, teens, men, & families.

Specialist Counselling for Boys, Teens, Young Men and Families

Through my broad counselling experience, on-going professional development, and initial training I have developed numerous skills and abilities in the following areas:

  • One-to-one Counselling: Individual, couple, family or small group settings

  • Crisis Support and Critical Incident Debriefing: For families, schools, workplaces and corporate environments

  • Assessment and Evaluation: Drug and Alcohol use, Violence and Safety, Suicide, self-harm and other "at risk" issues

  • Supervision: Clinical support and supervision for counsellors, social workers and people managers

  • Training: Presenting learning modules that develop counselling skills, use of Narrative Therapy ideas, Compassionate Communication (NVC), and effective engagement with boys and adolescents

  • Workshops: A wide range of wellness topics including: Stress, Depression, Coping with Change, Colleague Relationships, Team Leadership, H.R. Support, Resolving Conflict, and Parenting to name some examples

  • Gender and Sexuality: Specialist workshops to raise awareness, increase understanding, deconstruct taken-for-granted norms, diversity training, dispelling heteronormativity and sexual harassment/discrimination, also understanding trans and gender bending, etc.

  • Mediation: Working towards understanding and agreement between disputing parties 
  • Consultation: I can share my knowledge and experience for a range of applications, including policy development, course construction, audits of practice, etc.

Most of my day-to-day work sees me sitting alongside individuals, couples, families or groups of concerned people working through matters that are troubling them or developing the change they want in their life.  


For individual counselling appointments my standard fee is between $100 and $125 per one-hour appointment.  Couples or longer sessions are negotiated at a higher rate, please just ask.

I also offer a limited number of "reduced rate" counselling agreements to people when finances are an issue. Please feel free to talk with me about what you need.

All other services are offered at a negotiated rate that reflects my costs and preparation / delivery time. Please ask to discuss what is affordable, I'm very amenable to what can work for us both. 

 For more about fees click on Appointments

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