Ballarat Art Therapies offers Counselling and Critical Incident Debriefing.
Talking with a trusted friend or family member has value, however, it may have limitations and can be problematic. Talking with a therapist will give you confidentiality, objectivity, tools to help with cognitive processing and evidence based tools to help you make changes.
It is very important to find a therapist that you resonate with.
We can help you to navigate your problems in a positive way, exploring your options and ideas, developing strategies and increasing self-awareness as you gain clarity on the issues you are facing.
For some people, just the process of telling their story to a therapist, and being listened to and heard, in a safe and supported space, is helpful.
Ballarat Art Therapies offers talking-based therapy in addition to our other services, as we acknowledge that expressive therapies are not for everyone.
People come into therapy for a variety of reasons and may need a single session or long term support. You may just need to hear your thoughts spoken aloud, have the therapist act as an objective sounding board who will affirm and validate emotional experiences and assist at times of change.
Or you may need to work on a deeper psychosomatic level depending on your needs.
Our practitioners hold a psychologically safe space and help guide your process.
We focus on the person not the problem and help people understand internal motives and drive, to better understand themselves.
Our approach in counselling is always person-centered and we tailor sessions to meet the individual needs of our client's.
We have a variety of methods and frameworks in our toolbox including; Trauma informed practices, Compassionate Inquiry (Gabor Mate), mindfulness, CBT, ACT and the use of metaphor and symbolic language.
Generally suitable for Young People 13+ and Adults.
Ballarat Art Therapies understand that after a traumatic event, supporting a person’s mental wellbeing is important.
We work with individuals, couples, families and workplaces. We hold a caring, safe, supportive space to address the affect of the critical incident that has occurred.
We understand that there are different stages to recovering from a critical incident and we support the individual or group through each of these stages.
We are able to offer in-person, online or outreach (where we come to you) services.
We acknowledge that how people are impacted by a critical incident is individual and if they have other trauma and other fragilities these can be triggered from the critical incident. This can make processing and healing from the incident more complex. The healing may take longer and require an adjusted approach. Our therapists are able to hold both the critical incident and the past trauma and helping you to work through both.
People who have experienced a critical incident don't just heal in isolation they need supports in their community or workplace, we can help with this.