Professional & Experienced

Wellness & Relationship Counsellor

Why is it important for you to get to know your counsellor first?

Let’s be open here, when you see a counsellor for the first time you are encouraged to disclose personal and private information, some of this information you may not have disclosed to anyone else before.  You may feel vulnerable or confused, if you come in for couples counselling you may feel uncomfortable to disclose your feelings in front of your partner? My role as your counsellor is to make you feel as comfortable and supported as possible.

I believe its important for you to get to know your counsellor and the methods they use in their sessions so you can feel prepared and comfortable to address your issues or concerns openly and with confidence.

For the past ten years, I have been using a Solution Focused Approach to counselling, I have had a great deal of success in supporting individuals and couples in achieving their desired goals. We identify areas you feel you need to work on and from there we discuss strategies that you can include in your life that will support you in moving forward and achieving happiness.

As for me personally……I have always been interested in what other people have to say. In my opinion, I believe everyone has an interesting story to tell and for as long as I can remember I seemed to be ‘that’ person who many people trusted sharing their emotions and thoughts with.

So, with this interest in mind, in 2006 when I was thinking of a career change, I decided to take on the challenge of becoming a Qualified Counsellor. I loved every minute of the three-year study journey and I never doubted that this career was the one I definitely wanted to embrace. 

After I finished my studies, I dived head first into voluntary work. This was my initiation into the real world of counselling, wonderful human beings who were desperately in need of an empathetic ear and who were turning to me for guidance and support.

 

 

 

 

My interests turned to teaching, I became a qualified Trainer and Assessor, and over the years I have trained a number of students who have had the same desire as me to support others in their chosen field. I have facilitated a number of workshops from employment support programs through to stress management, personal and professional growth & development including effective communication and laughter therapy sessions.

Today I have the privilege in supporting many people with their counselling needs including couples and individuals, from relationship counselling through to personal support, anxiety, depression and cancer-related issues as well as continue to run supportive workshops and programs.

I love what I do and I am passionate about supporting you.

If you are ready for change and would like to make an appointment you can call me on P: 0422 311 089 during business hours.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

Joy Ball 

Qualifications:
Dip. Prof Couns. Dip VET, Dip TDD M.A.C.A

P: 0422 311 089

 

Supporting the Mornington Peninsula including: Mt Martha, Somerville, Dromana, Mornington, Rosebud, Rye

 

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