Counselling for individuals and couples
We offer counselling for individuals and for couples – someone to talk to about ‘your stuff’; someone who will not only listen empathically but who will also assist you in addressing the issues that are worrying you.
Your counselling sessions are confidential and are focused on what you would like to achieve through engaging in counselling. Each session is one hour. The number of sessions, timing and their frequency are designed to suit your unique needs, and are discussed between us at the first session.
Issues that may be addressed can include: relationship challenges; communication issues; self-awareness and self-esteem; personal growth and development; depression and anxiety; existential crossroads; stress; conflict, and management and leadership capabilities.
Cancellation policy: If for some reason you need to cancel or postpone the appointment it is necessary to provide at least 48 hours notice to avoid full payment of our fee.
Refunds from health funds
Refunds from the following health funds are now available, dependent on your level of health insurance cover:
In-house counselling for employees (an on-site employee assistance program)
Our in-house counselling program provides organisations and its employees with a qualified counsellor, who is located on your premises on a regular basis. This could be one day per week, per fortnight, per month... This service can have major positive advantages for your organisation and staff:
Issues that may be addressed can include: work-related difficulties; dealing with organisational change; interpersonal issues with colleagues/peers/management; management and leadership capabilities or challenges; self-awareness and self-esteem; personal growth and development, depression and anxiety, existential crossroads, stress, and workplace conflict. Naturally, the counselling service preserves the confidentiality and anonymity of our clients. Your organisation is simply invoiced for the day(s) spent on your premises.
Dr Genevieve Armson is a registered member of these professional associations:
Easing conflict in the workplace – Mediation services
Conflict is a natural part of life – in our personal lives and in the workplace setting. Differences between individuals and teams in the workplace are inevitable. But what is the best way to deal with these differences? What is the best way to manage these conflicts? Left unattended, they can cause significant damage to a workplace. The organisations that seek to address these conflicts know that the aim is not to avoid conflict, but to identify the optimum way in which it can be managed. Well-structured and informed workplace mediation offers a way forward. It is based on providing an opportunity for the parties to “identify issues, develop options, consider alternatives and make decision about future actions and outcomes” (The Australian National Mediator Standards 2007).
What is mediation? Mediation is a confidential, voluntary process that, with the support of a qualified mediator, assists parties in conflict to identify issues, develop options and alternatives, consider and make decisions on the way forward.
What is the role of the mediator? The mediator is there to support the parties to reach their own decisions in an impartial and confidential manner. The mediator assists you to identify and test out your assumptions, to facilitate communications and understanding, and to support the parties in jointly developing strategies with the aim of arriving at mutually-beneficial outcomes. Mediators do not give advice, nor do they determine the solution.
How long does mediation take? The duration of a mediation session really depends on the commitment of the parties and the number and complexity of the issues being addressed. A mediation session may be 2-3 hours, or it many involve a series of meetings. This will be discussed with you prior to undertaking the mediation work.
Realisations Consultancy can offer you a mediation service that is confidential, professional, research-based and outcomes-focused.
On-site intervention (crisis) counsellingHeraclitus, a Greek philosopher, said ‘nothing endures but change’, he said that in 500 BC! In the 21st century, organisations continue to face change at an exponential rate. Globalisation, market forces, government regulations and employee expectations have put enormous pressure on organisations to re-think their structure and their processes. While change must be well managed - in terms of effective planning, organisation, direction and control - a major factor that is often overlooked is the support for and encouragement of employees in the process. Change for some people is exciting however for most employees it brings with it uncertainty, stress and doubts about their future.
Ensuring that these employees have a counsellor to whom they can turn during these difficult times can greatly minimise the stress, disengagement and fear that can be characteristic during times of considerable organisational change.
To assist you with these ‘challenging’ organisational times, we offer you the service of an on-site counsellor, where this service compliments the efforts being expended by the organisation and your managers. The duration of this service is tailored to suit your organisation and its unique needs.
Coaching is a partnership aimed at assisting individuals to achieve their stated results in their personal and professional lives.
Employees at all organisational levels may be involved in a coaching program for a variety of reasons: they feel a need for training; they are building on existing skills; they feel ‘stuck’; they wish to develop their potential for a career move; they need to address performance issues, or they are looking to maximise their strengths. We utilise the GROW model for your coaching programs:
So the sessions are specific to YOU in the context of YOUR role within the organisation.
Learning and development programs
Professional development through learning is a vital step towards workplace cohesiveness, cooperation and ultimately, organisational success. We specialise in providing you and your team with relevant, innovative and successful corporate learning that is customised to your specific needs and required outcomes. A program can range from a half day training session through to a 12 month leadership program. We offer you ‘the Realisations Consultancy advantage’ for your corporate learning needs:
We specialise in three major areas of professional development:
Our emphasis is on practical, relevant and timely knowledge and skills development. The result is success, on an individual and an organisational basis.
Realisations Consultancy Pty Ltd