Counselling

Humanitarian workers seek counselling for a range of reasons, mainly to support or manage:

  • Post-assignment adjustment (re-entry and reintegration)
  • Traumatic and critical incidents
  • Vicarious and secondary stress
  • Adjustment in the field
  • Common mental health issues such as anxiety and depression
  • Burnout and accumulative stress
  • Coping with loss and grief
  • In-field issues such as interpersonal dynamics
  • Organizational dynamics
  • Personal issues
  • Personal, transitional and vocational goals
  • Personal relationship issues

A pluralistic approach is used in counselling drawing from phenomenological, existential, transactional, narrative, transpersonal, humanistic, interpersonal and integrative psychology incorporating evidence-based biopsychosocial and cognitive interventions that promote a resilient basis of intervention.

The mind-body-spirit relationship is also explored and practical techniques that can assist in the dissipation of anxiety, grief, depression; stress and trauma are facilitated using EMDR therapy, mindful attention, focusing, controlled breathing, biofeedback, meditation and ACT techniques as well as psycho-education.

To book a session, submit the appointment request form or email psy@thehumanitarian.com.au

Fees 60mins AUD $ 190 (excl. gst)
90mins AUD $ 280 (excl. gst)
120mins AUD $ 360 (excl. gst)

(Note that 10% GST will be additional if services are being requested and paid for by an employer or organization)

Full payment is generally required on the day of service or by arrangement if booked by an organization.

For organizations wishing to arrange a counselling or debriefing appointment for a member of staff, delegate or volunteer, please complete and submit the appointment request form.