About Us

Opening Hours

  • Office hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
  • Appointment times from 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday
  • Zoom/MyTeam online video appointments and Face to Face

During the COVID lockdown we are remaining open to take your calls and answer any questions. MyTeams video appointments might be scheduled and this will be discuss with you for appropriateness. Face masks are mandatory and will be worn during face to face appointments unless for health reasons or communication needs. If you have any questions please ask and we will find a suitable path forward.

Counselling support for all ages

I have 15 years experience working with children, teenagers and individuals within the community sector, higher education counsellor and working with asylum seekers. I hold a Bachelor of Social Science (Community Welfare) Dip counselling, Post Grad Dip Relationship Counselling with registration with Australian Counsellors Association ACA and Australian Register of Counsellor and Psychotherapists ARCAP.

Expressive Therapies options for children and individuals not ready to talk

I work with Expressive Therapies with children and young people and offers this support to adults if interested and willing to try something different. This includes

Sandplay
Music, dance and movement
Drawing, clay work and painting

Through the use of sand, water and symbols sandplay therapy provides children with the means to give expression to emotionally significant experiences. The use of symbols allows children to distance themselves from profound emotional experiences and thereby allow them to engage in contemplation and reflection. Symbols also provide children with the opportunity to reenact problems in non-threatening ways, change outcomes through play and empower themselves to more competently cope with problems and issues in their real life.

The non verbal nature of sandplay process means that it is likely to be useful with children with cognitive, language and communication disorders, who experience particular difficulty with verbal expression.

Training

I have completed training in the following areas and works from a Strength Base and Solution focused approach with the emphasis that we all have the skills to find solutions to our needs.

Sandplay Therapy through Expressive Therapies Australia
Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Solution focus therapy
CBT
Post Graduate Diploma Relationship Counselling

Cancelling or rescheduling an appointment

As we need to prepare for each session, please contact us immediately if you or your child is unable to attend the scheduled sessions. We require at least 24 hours’ notice of your cancellation, Stepping Stones Counselling & Coaching recognises that some unavoidable matters arise, please contact us as soon as you can so a new appointment may be rescheduled.

Cancellation Policy: Contact us the day before (24hrs) your session to avoid cancellation fee at the full hourly rate at admin@steppingstonesspt.com.au or 0400125567.

Private Health Funds

Stepping Stones Counselling & Coaching is a registered provider with the following Private Health Funds:

AHM
Medibank Private
Emergency Services Health
GU Health
Doctors Health
Phoenix Health
Police Health
St Lukes Health

Please check with your provider to see if you are covered for counselling. At the end of the appointment a receipt will be provided to you for your claim with your health fund.