Will counselling be confidential?

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Yes, anything discussed within the counselling session will remain private and confidential. These confidentiality provisions, however, are limited where there is a need to: – Protect a child or children. – Prevent or lessen a serious or imminent threat to life, health or property. – Prevent the commission or likely commission of a crime. – Prevent violence or a threat … Read More

What sort of topics or experiences are suitable for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

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Common reasons why people seek out our professional ACT counselling include: • Relationship difficulties, e.g. frequent fights, extramarital affairs, sexual worries, loss of intimacy. • Illness, grief and loss. • Life transition and adjustment issues. • Personal growth and understanding. • Addictive behaviours. • Sexuality and sexual identity. • Anxiety, stress or depression. • Personality problems. • New parents facing … Read More

How many sessions are necessary for me to feel OK?

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can be quick, with some clients only needing 2 – 4 sessions to meet their treatment goals. Others may require up to 8 sessions. There is no ‘set number’ of counselling sessions. Every person attending counselling does so for different reasons, so the number of sessions is determined by your individual needs, how you are coping … Read More

Do I need a referral for counselling?

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No, you don’t need a referral. You can refer yourself privately; or your doctor may have given you a Mental Health Care Plan; on Workcover or you may be a Victim of Crime. Contact ACT Curious if you have questions regarding your referral.

How does ACT work?

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a proven CBT therapy that teaches you new ways to deal with the stressors of life. Whether you are facing changes in your life, loss, anxiety, depression or conflict at work, ACT helps you achieve your treatment goals. “Developed within a coherent theoretical and philosophical framework, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a unique … Read More