At Obsidian Counselling we offer professional, confidential*, individual and group counselling by our Registered Counsellor Carolyn, using evidence based therapeutic techniques to
enhance your mental health well-being.
Speaking with a Registered Counsellor does not require a visit to your GP or a mental health care plan
prior to making an appointment...you can SELF REFER.
Obsidian Counselling has an holistic view of mental health well-being where the interconnection of the biological, psychological and social aspects of your life may disrupt your mental health well-being. We look at the whole person rather than just your symptoms to work with you to achieve your goals.
...I believe that you are the expert in your own life, but sometimes
things can get a bit muddy and we get stuck, and you just need
someone who will really listen to you and assist you to
see everything from a different perspective, Carolyn
My vision for Obsidian Counselling for Mental Health Well-Being is to provide a warm, welcoming, accepting, non-judgemental, caring and safe space for all my clients, where you are free to be who you truly are.
Everyone is welcome at Obsidian Counselling.
A further vision is to enhance the mental health and well-being of the LGBTIQ+ communities,
their allies, families and friends on the Sunshine Coast by offering individual and group counselling.
Please Note: You do NOT need a referral from your GP or a Mental Health Care Plan to see a Registered Counsellor, you can self-refer. See FAQs for further information.
Individual counselling and psychotherapy for those 18 years of age and over
for the following mental health concerns:
• Depression • Anxiety • Low Mood • Stress •
• Grief and Loss • Addictive Behaviours •
• Self-Identity • Feelings of being Stuck •
• Low Self-Esteem •
We Work Primarily with the unique Mental Health Concerns of the LGBTIQ+ Communities:
• Self-Identity...Who Am I? • Becoming your Authentic Self •
• Questioning and or Exploring your sexual-orientation or gender identity, including later in life •
• Internal Conflict • Minority Stress •
• Major Life Change including: Disclosing ("Coming-Out"^) to
Self and others your sexual-orientation or gender identity •
• Connection to others from the LGBTIQ+ communities through our Rainbow Obsidian LGBTIQ+ therapeutic emotional support groups (see Rainbow Obsidian tab for further information).
Appointments are available in person, face to face at the Obsidian Counselling Studio
"...one of the things I hear from clients is that they feel frustrated they have to spend their session time explaining to mental health professionals what certain terms mean in relation to identifying from the LGBTIQ+ communities. Whilst I can't claim to know everything, I will take the time between sessions to research the topics discussed, to gain a better understanding, so my clients can spend their valuable time discussing what they want." Carolyn
The working relationship between counsellor and client is one of the most important aspects of what makes counselling work (Wompold, 2015). We understand that going to a new place
for the first time may cause anxiety in some individuals.
With this in mind we would like to offer all prospective new clients the opportunity to have a
30 minute MEET and GREET
consultation with our Registered Counsellor Carolyn and
have a look around the counselling studio
(Note Please: there is no obligation for a follow-up consultation).
We recognise that not everyone works a 9 to 5 roster and would like to be able to make an appointment to see a Registered Counsellor face-to-face outside of these hours.
We offer appointments from 6am to 7pm Thursday to Saturday by arrangement.
There is no surcharge on booking times outside of usual office hours.
~ APPOINTMENTS ~
To make an appointment please click the Book Now button below or at the top of the page,
select your appointment type, date and time from those listed
or alternatively you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for appointments.
14 Howard Street, Nambour Queensland 4560, Australia
How to find us: We are located at Suite 1, Donanby Place, 14 - 22 Howard St. Nambour the main entrance to the office is between Pet Affection and Epic Assist, head upstairs and turn right
* Confidential: There are limits to confidentiality if the Registered Counsellor feels you are risk of self-harm and or harm to others. Registered Counsellors are also bound by the limits of confidentiality set-out by their professional organisation and further government legislation. Carolyn follows the ethical guidelines set by PACFA (the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia).
^ At Obsidian Counselling we prefer the more accepting terms of Disclosing or Inviting In rather than "Coming Out"
Wampold B. E. (2015). How important are the common factors in psychotherapy? An update. World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), 14(3), 270–277. https://doi.org/10.1002/wps.20238