INSIGHT OF LIFE
Helping you develop a better Insight of Life
A little something about me.....
I am Carrol a licensed Clinical Counselor with a broad experience in mental health. I have always had a keen interest in helping others to go through personal struggles. Working as a Clinical Counselor has been very rewarding and has allowed me to develop a better Insight of Life.I feel honoured and humble when people allow me into their lives and souls.
I hold a Master’s Degree and a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Counseling as well as a Bachelor Degree in Behavioural Studies (Psychology).
I am registered with the Australian Register of Counselors and Psychotherapists (A.R.C.A.P.), the Australian Counsellng Association (A.C.A.) Level 4 and a recognised provisional member with the Psychotherapy and Counseling Federation of Australia (P.A.C.F.A.)
I am also a recognised provider for Worksafe Victoria.
Member of the National LGBTI Health Alliance.
Registered member with the National Disability Scheme (NDIS).
My journey in Clinical Counseling came about from my own experiences with life challenges through members of my own family battling with mental health issues. I always wondered why life had turned its back to them and I always felt worthless and hopeless, since I could not understand and even support them through their daily struggles. On the other side it was the stigma that accompanies people suffering from mental health issues. The society was not ready to accept issues that did not follow the established “normal”. These were all catalytic factors for my decision to engage actively in this “battle”.
My studies in Psychology and later in Clinical Counseling empowered me to develop a better understanding on mental health issues. Through continuous training and supervision, I am aiming into becoming more confident and effective in my treatment. Especially with issues related to mental health, addictions, emotional, relational and behavioural matters.
Coming to therapy is a very daunting process and I do understand that the process of change and accepting change seems to be difficult to achieve. However, counseling is not always about mending problems, you could also come in to discuss in a confidential environment about your adjustments to new significant challenges in your life, improve your assertiveness skills. This is also the appropriate environment for you to discuss openly when dealing with problems and may be reluctant to share with your own personal environment.
As a bilingual Clinical Counselor, I speak fluently Greek and have a sound understanding of the Greek culture. Throughout my Master’s Degree I was fortunate to assist Greek clients and their families. I have an extensive understanding and experience in working with dementia clients and their families. However, I also enjoy engaging with youths and their families.
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING
? Discrimination,bullying,social marginilisation and stigma for your personal choices.
? Have you been struggling with unwanted negative thoughts
? Feeling emotional drained of dealing with your anxiety
? Trying desperately to gain calmness within your soul
? Have you felt that you are trapped in a troubled relationship and seem impossible to escape
? Are you having difficulties in accepting your body image
? Parenting style has become an issue ,since your child entered school
? Are you suffering from chronic pain that has begun to develop mental health conditions,such as depression
? Have you developed addiction that is causing problems to yourself and others
? Have you lost someone close to you and find it hard to move on with your life
If you are experiencing any of these issues in life.... Counseling will assist you
It's never too early or too late in your life to seek therapy.
Most of us become skeptical and may avoid coming to therapy.However, in most cases you will find that through the therapeutic sessions you can improve your life, your relationship,control and understand your anxiety.You will be able to change unhealthy coping mechanisms, alcohol,drugs and sexual validation.
There is no obligation to come back but there will always be genuine willingness to assist with your problems.
Support That Makes a Difference
Need help to achieve your goals in life? I use an array of communication skills to provide counseling services that give you the tools for success.
Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. During the counseling sessions, you’ll learn about acceptance and how to exert your power of choice over whatever life may throw at you.
My belief is that not all therapeutic approaches work for everyone as we all have our unique personalities and qualities.
My approach is to support you in your journey towards a better Insight of your Life.
FIRST COUNSELING SESSION
Coming to counseling might be awkward or strange ,since you will be discussing your personal journey to a total stranger.I do agree with you , however, I will make sure that you will leave with a positive experience and that you will find the right counselor for you.Maybe you have had a previous experience with counseling and would like to experience a new approach.