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/appointment
- For organizations wishing to arrange a counselling appointment for a member of staff, delegate or volunteer, please authorise sessions using this form: https://bit.ly/NGO-EAP
- 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)