Personal development coach & wellness 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, and 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 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.  I believe everyone has an interesting story to tell. For as long as I can remember, I seemed to be ‘that’ person who many people trusted sharing their thoughts and concerns.

When I was thinking of a career change in 2006, and with this interest in mind, I decided to take on the challenge to be a qualified counsellor.  I loved every minute of the three-year study journey and I never doubted that this career was the one I 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, personal development programs and have spoken at numerous events in promotion of growth and development. 

I have had the privilege in supporting many couples and individuals with their relationship counselling and personal development coaching needs. Such as; Marriage Counselling, Stress, Anxiety, Self-Care, Wellness and Personal Growth.

I love what I do and I am passionate about supporting you with my Mornington Peninsula counselling services and I am happy to answer any questions you may have. 

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.

Joy Ball
Dip. Prof Couns. Dip VET, Dip TDD M.A.C.A
P: 0422 311 089

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