Counselling and Behavioural Therapy
Counselling encompasses a broad range of practices that help people improve their well-being, alleviate distress and conflict, resolve crises, and increase their ability to function better in their lives. At Empowering Wellness Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast we offer two approaches to it: Counselling and Behavioural Therapy this last one mostly for children and young adults.
There are many different types of Counselling and Behavioural therapies. Our Therapists may work in partnership with a medical doctor or other health professionals at times to give comprehensive and integrated care.
How does Counselling work?
A counsellor is a trained, objective professional. Our Counsellors at Empowering Wellness Burleigh are trained to offer different types of assistance; most frequently talking-based styles of therapy.
Counselling is a process of talking about and working through things that may be worrying you with in a safe and respectful environment. For some people, just the process of telling their story, and being listened to, is helpful.
There are many different types of talk-based therapy. A counsellor may work in partnership with a medical doctor or other health professional at times to give comprehensive and integrated care.
Counselling may help facilitate with Conflict Resolution – a series of counselling techniques to help facilitate ‘Conflict Resolution’, ‘Stress Management’, ‘Decision-making’ ‘Relationship Issues’ to assist with improved outcomes such as to enhance clarity, focus and performance.
Also; as many of our problems are due to miscommunication, not only with others, but also within our-self, our emotions are a great barometer of the conflict between our thoughts and feelings. Dialoguing can help to promote a more integrated mind-body connection for better harmony. Along with ‘Brain Integration Technique’ – with the latest scientific research showing that we have three brains. We have brain in our heart, our gut and head. mBIT can help to integrate the three brains so that they function better together to achieve better results.
One of the biggest benefits of counselling is that it offers an open space opposite an impartial person to discuss what is going on in your life without fear of judgement. Just the knowledge that you have that place to go every week/fortnight can be enough to release the stress of holding in so many emotions.
Other benefits of counselling include a greater degree of self-awareness and understanding of yourself and others. This improves self-esteem, and becomes reflective in your personal relationships. Life feels more enjoyable and fun! You feel better about yourself and who you are.
Ron Bass, registered Counsellor and Life coach.
Ron Bass is a Multidisciplinary professional. He is a fully Qualified, Registered, Accredited & Experienced Counsellor, Naturopath & Remedial Therapist with over 25 years of experience. He has helped thousands of people … through private consultations, seminars, workshops and courses.
Ron also offers; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – as what we either do or don’t do can have consequences. CBT can help to change unhelpful habits of thinking, emotions and behaviour with simple, practical strategies to help achieve a more positive outcome with issues such as addictions, phobias, grief and loss, etc.
Ron’s additional studies include; Ancient Ayurvedic and Traditional Oriental Medicine, Clinical Hypnotherapy and Holistic Healing Arts.
Ron has for many years been a writer for numerous magazines, as well as a speaker at many events and radio, on topics of well-being, holistic health and self-awareness and self-development.
60 minutes: $80 I 45 minutes: $65
Behavioural Therapy for children
“Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education.”
Play-based therapy approach aimed to nurture children’s imagination, creativity and inner will. The therapy utilises observation and creative implementation to support children and their families in facing any difficulties or challenges, including but not limited to:
• Pre-school and school associated difficulties, such as learning, structure, friendship and anxiety
• Parenting strategies and struggles
• Family breakdown and communication issues
• Grief and loss
Through behavioural observations of children, Kasia our behavioural specialist develops creative behavioural management systems to assist children in interacting with their environment, families and peer groups, in order to help each individual child reach their highest potential
Kasia Palko, Behavioural Therapist
Kasia has worked with adults, adolescents and children in a variety of settings, including communities, schools and preschools for over 16 years. Her degree in psychology paired with her diploma in early childhood education and care, as well as her certificates in curative education and social therapy demonstrate Kasia’s in depth knowledge and understanding of children’s health and development that can be utilised to guide and support children and their families. Kasia strives to offer a holistic and intuitive approach that encourages natural play in a creative and nurturing manner, in order to restore confidence, self-worth, independence and self-esteem in each and every child.
Initial Appointment: $195 I Subsequent Appointments: $159