Counselling & Psychotherapy

If you’re looking for confidential, compassionate evidence-based counselling in the Sutherland Shire, then Sutherland Shire Counselling is the perfect choice. Dawn Wade has over 35 years of experience helping people recover from debilitating psychological, social or relationship issues, and move on positively with their lives.

At Sutherland Shire Counselling, Dawn applies a positive holistic and collaborative approach to engage clients in the process of personal growth and empowerment. Dawn provides professional short term and long-term counselling to adults seeking help and support to resolve their mental health, interpersonal, and emotional difficulties.

Do any of these sound like you?

“I feel so sad all the time. I don’t look forward to things anymore”
“I feel really anxious. I can’t seem to stop worrying about everything”
“I often feel so tense. That there is too much to do, and I’m starting to feel overwhelmed by life”.
“I have a lot of fears, even though I know that they’re irrational”
“I have bad memories from the past, that upset me a lot when I’m reminded about them.”
“My relationship with my partner is not working out. I think about it all the time. It’s making me feel miserable. ”.

If you can relate to any of the above, then counselling and psychotherapy can help. Change is always possible, and Dawn has witnessed significant transformations in a diverse range of clients over the years thanks to her counselling and psychotherapy services.

Counselling Sutherland Shire

Life can throw up lots of challenges, from the loss of a significant relationship, workplace stresses, or even the death of close family member. It’s only natural that such events destabilise and cause periods of adjustment and grief, and after a period of support from family and friends, people eventually bounce back. However, if you’re continuing to experience feelings of distress or unhappiness, then you may need to consider a referral to a qualified counselling professional.
Sometimes, counselling sessions begin with relatively mundane or apparently straightforward matters, but as counselling sessions progress, underlying complex patterns of thinking and behaviour may be revealed, that require more intensive psychotherapy to address.

Psychotherapy Sutherland Shire

Psychotherapy differs from counselling in that it delves into deep-seated issues, and may require sessions over a longer period. Time is needed to resolve or work through complex, often trauma based, issues. Repeated negative interpersonal or work relationship experiences might have an underlying cause, such as long-term depression brought about by an unhappy childhood or adolescence. This may in turn create a pattern that can be repeated over many years.
Dawn can help you to work through your issues, in a safe and compassionate environment. By the end of your psychotherapy sessions you should feel calmer, more in control, and more happy with your life in general. See the ‘How I Work’ tab for more information on the focussed psychological strategies utilised.
How Interpersonal Counselling Can Help

Dawn embraces an eclectic therapeutic style, seeking to recognize each person’s unique value and life-purpose. Clients will be guided towards achieving a healthy work/life balance and become mindful of the importance of meeting personal needs to achieve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Therapy is aimed at providing clients with the tools to achieve good health, build resiliency, and maintain lasting personal wellbeing.

Dawn takes time to get to know you, investigate your symptoms, look for the reasons behind them, before choosing a psychological approach to best meet your needs.
Based in Engadine, Sutherland Shire Counselling is the ideal option whether it’s your first session with a professional, or you’ve been searching for effective psychotherapy and counselling in the Sutherland Shire for a long time. It’s never too late to turn your life around.

0423 046 040