Humanitarian staff 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, Brainspotting, mindful attention, focusing, controlled breathing, biofeedback, meditation and ACT techniques as well as psycho-education.

To book a session/appointment
  • For organizations wishing to arrange a counselling appointment for a member of staff, delegate or volunteer, please authorise sessions using this form:
  • For individual staff members/clients whose organisation has authorised consultations, you will be contacted by email on receipt of your organisation’s authorisation and be sent a link to schedule an appointment at a convenient time.
  • For individual staff members/clients wishing to book and pay for a counselling session/appointment independently, please click here.

Full payment is generally required on the day of service or by arrangement if booked by an organization.(Note that 10% GST will be additional if services are being requested and paid for by an employer or organization)