Our Services

Counselling and Supervision

Professional Development Company (PDC)

(PDC) provides behaviour support therapy to NDIS registered participants.  In addition, we provide our services to local Victorians. We apply person-centred values in consideration of our clients during our counselling and psychotherapy sessions. PDC makes home and school visits and welcomes clients and participants to the clinic for face-to-face appointments. However, depending on the situation with ‘COVID-19 lock down’, our therapists may need to use online video conferences and or telehealth.

Behaviour support therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists help NDIS participants, children, adolescents, adults and senior adults in the community of Victoria and Internationally that are suffering from any one or more of the below,

  • Physical Disabilities and Sensory Disabilities,
    • Vision and
    • Hearing
  • AD(H)D
  • Mental health behaviours,
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder,
  • Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder (OCD,
  • Depression,
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Bipolar affective disorder,
  • Suicide Ideation
  • PTSD
  • Emotional well-being
  • Self-esteem

In addition, our educational therapists support the needs of children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities/difficulties such as,

  • Dyslexia,
  • Dysgraphia,
  • Dyscalculia,
  • Dyspraxia,
  • Auditory processing disorder

We support our clients and NDIS participants with traditional therapies that help individuals with mental health behaviour and physical and emotional well-being. Additionally, activities such as deep-breathing exercises bring relief from depression and anxiety. Reducing irritability and restlessness allows the client to relax.  Similarly, coupled with traditional therapeutical approaches, clients can gain from mindfulness through ‘crafting activities’, which reduces clients and participants’ anxiety and builds self-esteem, gives a sense of purpose and more. Sited: Sydney Morning Herald (2018) Susan Luckman has researched Crafting and mental health. <https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellness/how-craftaft-is-goood-for-our-health-20180727-p4ztyh.html>

Crafting develops interpersonal skills, manages behaviour, reduces stress and the impacts of trauma allowing, clients to achieve their goals that may have otherwise been considered impossible. Further, at PDC, we are always aware of the person-centred values that are essential when supporting clients and participants. Some of the therapeutic approaches we use include,

  • Cognitive and
  • Behaviour therapy,
  • Narrative,
  • Psychoanalytical,
  • Gestalt,
  • Exposure and Response-Prevention (ERP)

If you require behaviour support or counselling please contact,

Deborah Cameron

P:0447262130 or E: deborah@pdcentre.com

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SUPERVISION FOR COUNSELLORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

(You Find Success With Counselling & Supervision)

Our Supervisors are accredited by PACFA and ACA

Professional Supervision for Counsellors and Allied Professionals

Supervision is the process whereby a counsellor can speak to someone who is trained to identify any behavioural and/or psychological changes in the counsellor that could be due to an inability to cope with issues of one or more clients.

A supervisor is also responsible for challenging practices and informing supervisee’s of alternative theories and/or new practices, as well as changes in the industry. The supervisor is responsible for observing the mental health of their supervisee in turn protecting the public from poor practices.

Counsellors can face issues such as transference and burn out without any recognition of the symptoms. A professional supervisor would notice the symptoms long before the counsellor. Supervision is a learned discipline separate from counselling.

When are appointments available?

Appointments are available from 10am – 5pm Mon – Fri.  Evening appointments are available if requested and depending on your circumstances.

Do you use video conferencing for supervision such as, skype?

Yes, the modes of delivery are skype, face to face and phone. No house calls.

Do you have supervision group sessions?

Yes, contact us for a schedule of group sessions.

What are your fees?

See below for our rates.

How often will I need Supervision?

Once a month – supervisees are required, for compliance, to attend 10 sessions annually. Supervision is a mandatory ACA expectation.

What about confidentiality and supervision agreements?

All our supervisees must complete a confidentiality and contract agreement that explains the terms and conditions. We send these documents for reading and then signing prior to the first session.

Clinical Counselling and Psychotherapy for Adults and Children

Counselling is a collaborative effort between the counsellor and client. Professional counsellors help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote behaviour change and optimal mental health.  (14 February 2021) https://www.counseling.org/aca-community/learn-about-counseling/what-is-counseling

How often do I need to attend counselling before my issues are resolved?

Ideally, counselling is terminated when the problem that you pursued becomes more manageable or is resolved.

When are appointments available?

Appointments are available from 10am – 5pm Mon – Fri.  Evening appointments are available if requested and depending on your circumstances.

Do you use video conferencing for supervision such as skype?

Yes, the modes of delivery are skype, face to face and phone. No house calls.

Do you hold group sessions for counselling certain areas?

Yes, particularly in parenting children and with disabilities and learning difficulties. Grief and Loss as well as topics in other addictions for adolescence, cyber bullying, organisation skills, adult counselling, child, adult, age mental health, suicide prevention and more.

What are your fees?

See below for our rates.

How often will I need counselling?

It depends on you, and your issues.

How do you support your clients?

Attending to the clients’ needs using empathy and building rapport. The client is treated with respect and specifically their different perspectives and diversity.

Approach used in counselling

We use an eclectic approach for counselling, narrative, cognitive behaviour therapy and others.

Fees for counselling sessions: sliding scale starts at:  $100 for 1 hour session. For more information about our sliding scale contact,                              Email: counselling@pdcentre.com                                            Phone:0447262130

Counselling  Fees

1 to 1 Sessions

Sessions may include skype, face to face or phone

 Supervision Sessions and Fees

One on one supervision sessions sliding scale starts at $120 for an experienced counsellor or allied professional. Small group  (maximum 4-6) for  group  supervision session $30.  For more information about our sliding scale contact, Email: counselling@pdcentre.com Phone:0447262130

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Still Have Questions?

phone: 0447 262 130 | email: counselling@pdcentre.com