At Obsidian Counselling we offer professional and confidential* counselling and therapy
for individuals, couples, and families
with our Registered Counsellor Carolyn.
YOUR mental health and well-being is our number one priority.
Everyone is an individual with their own concerns, unique to them,
at Obsidian Counselling we believe our therapeutic technique should fit the clients needs,
so we use an integrative approach of evidenced based techniques and
tailor our style to suit YOU and your unique mental health concerns.
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
we lose sight of this with everything else going on,
and you just need someone who will really listen to you and assist you to
see things 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 your authentic Self.
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.
We provide Counselling and Therapy for those 18 years of age and over**
for the following mental health concerns:
• Depression • Anxiety • Low Mood • Stress • Grief and Loss •
• Addictive Behaviours • Low Self-Esteem • Anger •
• Self-Identity • Feelings of being Stuck •
• Trauma • Shame • Relationship Concerns •
We also work with the unique Mental Health Concerns of those with Diverse Sexualities,
Gender and Kinship (LGBTQ+ Communities):
• Self-Identity...Who Am I? • Becoming your Authentic Self •
• Questioning and or Exploring your sexual-orientation or gender, including later in life •
• Internal Conflict • Minority Stress •
• Major Life Change including: Disclosing ("Coming-Out"^) to
Self and others your sexual-orientation or gender •
We support connection to others from the LGBTQ+ communities through our Rainbow Obsidian LGBTQ+ therapeutic emotional support groups (see Rainbow Obsidian tab for further information).
Appointments are available in person, face to face at the
Obsidian Counselling Studio in Nambour
"...Your session is more than just the one hour we spend together, I will take my time between sessions to research the best therapy options for your unique concerns"Carolyn
** Counselling and therapy available for those between 15 and 18 years upon request and is dependent on the clients ability to understand informed consent through Gillick Competence or
with primary caregivers signed consent.
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 and meeting a new Counsellor for the first time, especially when you may be feeling quite vulnerable, may cause anxiety in some individuals
With this in mind we offer all prospective new clients the opportunity to have a
FREE 30 minute MEET and GREET
consultation with our Registered Counsellor Carolyn, grab a cuppa, and
have a look around the counselling studio
(Note Please: there is no obligation for a follow-up consultation).
~ 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 email@example.com 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 turn right and right again. After hours turn left at the top of the stairs a
07:00 am – 07:00 pm
* 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