Adventure Works Australia are now offering a range of options for online counselling that can be matched to your need.
In many ways we, as individuals, families and communities, around the planet are facing uniquely uncertain times. At the broadest levels, ecologically and socially, we are all under increasing stress which undoubtably takes its toll on us and exacerbates the day-to-day difficulties that we face. For Adventure Works, the decision to offer online counselling services is a direct response to these uncertain circumstances and is driven by our commitment to support each other and our communities as best we can.
Look through this information and our team and book an initial consultation. If you would like to speak with one of us prior to booking, please feel free to call or email.
All our counselling staff practice in a trauma sensitive manner, have years of experience and distinct yet related therapeutic training behind them. Common foundations include personal and professional ethics of care, respect, informed participation, psychological safety and personally tailored therapeutic experiences. The team share deep understanding of the many benefits of contact with nature, whole of body, experiential approaches that enable us to encounter or rediscover preferred ways of being and doing life.
General availability: Mon – 11-3 plus 7.30-8.30pm, Tues 1-6, Wed 1-3 plus 7.30-8.30pm, Thursday 11-6.
Rachael works collaboratively with her clients, often using nature, mindfulness, movement, somatic resources and creative therapies.
Rachael is trained as a level 1 sensorimotor psychotherapist, exploring ways patterns from our past, including trauma, show up in the body. Rachael is also informed in her work by ideas from narrative therapy, strength-based approaches, attachment theory, and systems theory.
Rachael has been exploring her own connection to nature, spirit and the body through mindfulness, meditation, yoga and time in the outdoors for around 20 years, she also integrates, these ideas in her work as a counsellor and bush adventure therapist where useful.
Availability: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday around other work 9:30 to 3:15 ish most of these days…
Narrative therapy is a collaborative approach to supporting people to understand and proceed with life in preferred, meaning-full ways, often in the face of significant hardship or trauma.
Ben has been exploring narrative therapy ideas for nearly 20 years and has integrated narrative approaches and ideas into both his clinical and bush adventure therapy practices. Ben holds a masters in narrative therapy and is a clinical member of the Australian Counselling Association.
Availability: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 2pm.
Anita’s counselling practice centres on holding a safe and attuned space for personal reflection, insight and learning. She enjoys listening people into their own self-discovery and prefers to do this out of doors in nature while being physically active if possible. Whether the counselling space is outdoors, indoors or online, Anita will work on understanding how a person’s personal perceptions, context, history and relationships shape their understandings, and draw lessons from nature for learning and reflection.
Anita trained in Narrative and Solution focused therapy (1996) and completed a graduate diploma in Family therapy (1997-8). She upskilled in a range of competencies over the years, including motivational interviewing, psychological first aid, trauma-informed care, mental health practice and cultural safety. Her counselling approach has been informed by her family of origin, her original training in outdoor education (1990-2), relationships with Aboriginal cultural elders (2000-present), and shared learning with her community of peers in the field of bush adventure therapy community in Australia international adventure therapy (1996-present).
Anita is a member of the Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy, the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, and the Australian Association of Family Therapy.
If you have read through the information on this page or feel that you are ready to book a session with one of our counsellors follow these steps.
If you are over 18 years old, you can go ahead and book an online counselling session using the booking link at the top off the page.
If you are under 18 you will need to get your parent or guardian to fill in this form first and email it to: [email protected].
Counselling consent form:
What to expect from us?
Steps for engagement and counselling…
During the initial consultation with us we might ask for information about you and share information about Adventure Works and us (counselling staff) to help build a supportive space for you.
These are some of the likely questions we will ask:
- What made you get in touch with us to access our counselling services?
- How old are you? We ask this because if you are under 18 years old we will need to gain consent from your parent or guardian.
- What else would be useful for us to know about you to help us understand what you are facing?
- Do you have an idea of what you would like to get out of this counselling service?