B.App.Soc.Sc. (Couns.). Dual Diagnosis Counsellor
As Co-Founder of Amima Counselling, Narelle works to ensure that her practice is a safe place for all who require it. She believes that by providing a setting of genuine comfort she can set about her role of genuinely listening to the unique issues of her clients in order to truly help them work through their issues.
With a diverse history in counselling, having worked with children, adolescents, adults and families, and particular experience with those experiencing mental health and or drug use concerns, Narelle combines the utmost care as well as the knowledge and experience her clients may require.
Her approach is highly individualised and supportive, focussing on your unique concerns to ensure that you get what you want out of her therapy, and your life as a whole. Solution-focused, her emphasis is always on providing the utmost support and best results for her clients.
Narelle specialises in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a modern, scientific approach to mindfullness-based, values-oriented behavioural therapy, firmly rooted in cutting-edge research into human behavioural psychology. ACT emphasises learning to accept what is out of our control, and committing to what you want your life to be, and has proven effective in helping to overcome anxiety and its crippling effects on our lives.
In addition to working with individuals, Narelle also provides research-based, goal-oriented support for couples. Using Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Narelle helps partners increase respect, affection and closeness, break through and resolve conflict, generate greater understanding between each other, and teach how to keep conflict discussions calm.
Narelle is a member of PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia), ACA (Australian Counselling Association) and QCA (Qld Counselling Association).