Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy
Member of ACA
Peter is a skilled professional counsellor with experience across a broad range of issues facing teenagers, adults, couples, and families. He is registered member of the Australian Counselling Association, and has particular interest in relationships, depression and anxiety, abusive behaviours, addiction recovery, trauma recovery, and communication and conflict resolution. He is a very approachable, people person of many years life experience working with clients in a variety of settings and roles.
Peter is passionate about providing a caring and quality service that empowers clients to make genuine and long-lasting positive changes to their personal lives and relationships. As a counsellor, he encourages and helps clients and their families find hope and guides them onto a path of personal and relational restoration, wholeness, and overall health. Clients are treated with empathy and respect, free of judgment and bias, as they unpack their unique stories, and work toward agreed client-approved goals and targets.
The model of counselling used is an integrated, client-centred approach that looks at the past and the present, helping clients become self-aware of the root causes of challenges they are facing, and how to go about addressing them. Peter uses his sound knowledge and skill of a wide range of evidence-based, proven therapies including Bowen family systems methodologies, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Mindfulness, and Narrative therapy. The aim is to address the whole person; their mental, emotional, and physical health; as well as their social and relational wellbeing. He helps clients, couples and families discover their unused opportunities and strengths, along with guiding them to build practical new skill sets that enable them to go on to live sustainable, self-empowered fulfilling lives. Peter and the client together develop and agree on the counselling and action plan specific to their particular needs.
Peter Claussen has appointments available in the following location: Townsville
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