Kerrie Gaelen counselling

Here to listen, to support and to help

0481 098 698

Counselling for indivduals

Kerrie Gaelen experienced counsellor

I am an experienced counsellor who has worked both in private practice and in various organizations providing clinical and psychological support services. I have experience of dealing effectively and sensitively with vulnerable adults and children, groups with learning disabilities and mental health issues, and extensive training and experience working with parents. I have also worked in palliative care and bereavement counselling, and have many years supervised practice of counselling via the telephone.

Clients find me to be open, supportive and approachable. Through years of practice I have developed a deep understanding of the struggles people face in their lives, which allows me to listen to their stories without judging. People have dark corners in their lives that need the light of understanding. I am here to listen, to support and to help you find your own path through.

What people have said about working with me

How I work

Face to face counselling for individuals
Client centred, integrative and psychodynamic approach

I approach each client and each session in an individual and client-led way, using my training and experience to follow and explore where and how the client needs. I use a non-judgemental approach and work toward developing with the client a safe and open space to express their true feelings, gain clarity about their situation and explore possibilities for change and resolution.

Sand & Symbol work, clay and other creative mediums open new ways of looking at issues by encouraging exploration at a deeper level

Creative therapies using sand & symbol, clay, painting and visualisation can be very powerful ways to unlock unknown and underlying issues and long-held emotions, breaking down blocks to new ways of being for people of all ages. Feeling free to engage with and explore the sand unlocks a creative approach in which expression is not hampered by the anxieties and preoccupations of the mind.

Help for parents and families to explore and resolve struggles and concerns around family relationships

Working with parents (and other family members where appropriate), I use a counselling approach to explore and understand the individual family dynamic and concern, and work towards outcomes that fit with the individual family culture and needs. I am a Registered Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme) provider; my training in Triple P is valuable in helping understand individual needs and behaviour, but each parent is the expert about their individual family.

Autism-friendly and sensitive to neurodiversity

I have extensive experience working with families living with autism, helping people on the spectrum make sense of the world they inhabit and also supporting parents to understand their child with autism and how to respond.

Telephone & Skype

If you cannot meet face-to-face I can offer counselling by telephone or Skype video.

My fees

Medibank and Private Health Provider numbers available on request.

Individual counselling A$120 per session

Payment may be made by cash on the day or via bank transfer. For telephone or Skype counselling, payment in advance via bank transfer or Paypal is appreciated - details will be given when the session is booked.

Contact Kerrie

Kerrie Gaelen
Counselling for individuals
Caloundra West, Queensland

MA Counselling, Grad. Cert Artistic Therapy, Grad. Cert Gestalt Therapy
Registered Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme) provider
Level 4 Member of the Australian Counselling Association

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Phone: 0481 098 698


Skype: kerriegaelen.counselling

Whatsapp: +61 481 098 698

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