Counselling is a deeply transformational tool, allowing individuals to express themselves self openly,
in a safe, non-judgmental way, being either short or long term, with no issue too big or too small.
Counselling helps gain a deeper understanding of yourself, while
also resolving issues impacting on your life. Through this insight, people are able to begin making positive changes and reach their full potential.
Looking after your mental health is as important, if not more important, than your physical health.
Many physical ailments manifest in the body because of unresolved psychological issues.
Josie works collaboratively to tailor a therapy plan to suit clients individual needs. Working from a strength-based and holistic approach, her methods empower and allow people to make meaningful and long lasting changes.
Confidentiality & Incident Reporting
Josie's principles comprise:
The Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (P.A.C.F.A) sets high standards of ethical conduct for the counselling and psychotherapy profession. This supports the ethical practice of counsellors and psychotherapists and helps to protect the public from harm.
Everything discussed during sessions is strictly confidential. Mandatory reporting is required in instances where counsellors are mandated to breach confidentiality only under exceptional circumstances, being:
There is evidence of you subjecting yourself to harm;
There is evidence that someone will/ is harming you;
Confidential discussions regularly with a nominated clinical supervisor is also required in order to ensure best practice and maintain accreditation.
Client records are kept safe and locked securely in storage for a period of seven years. Files are protected from unauthorised access, use and disclosure.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (N.D.I.S) requests providers provide regular progress reports to support funding and as such, therapy reports will be submitted to the NDIS to support you in receiving the best outcomes possible.
Information shared will be pertinent to existing conditions and additional supports required related to behaviour and psychological concerns. Annual reporting of complaints to the Disability Services Commissioner is required by N.D.I.S providers.