Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Human Services
Member of ACA
Barb is an accomplished counsellor with over 10 years of clinical experience who also offers supervision to other counsellors. Barb is a member of the Australian Counselling Association and has experience working with a range of individual clients and couples, from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs. Barb has a naturally genuine, empathic approach that makes her clients feel welcomed, safe and confident in seeking effective counselling support with her.
Barb believes strongly in the power of connecting and listening with compassion and non-judgement. She does this by focusing on establishing a strong working alliance and will guide her clients to find greater understanding of their concerns and to make the changes they would like to see. Through unpacking the challenges you face, Barb will help you to set goals and tap into your inner strength, in order to bring positive growth, greater resilience, wellbeing and happiness for you, transforming the relationship with yourself and with others.
Barb wants to help you succeed, whether it is small steps and big dreams, or big steps and small dreams. She will help you make those first steps towards a more peaceful and meaningful life, and does this with a person-centred approach and focus on your therapeutic needs. Barb draws on a variety contemporary models of counselling therapy including; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Trauma-Informed Practice and Mindfulness to support your desire for change and self-empowerment.
Barb Shearer-Jones has appointments available in the following location: Central Coast
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