LIFE MATTERS Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”    ~M. Scott Peck~


Counselling Services:

Mental Health Issues





Grief, Loss & Bereavement

Death & Dying

Emotional Regulation

Sexual Assault

Relationship Issues

Stress Management

Relaxation Strategies

Anger Management

Life Transitions

Self Esteem/Self Compassion



Service Provision:



Clinical Supervision


Employee Assistance Program - Accredited Counsellor: Hunter New England Local Health District/Converge International/ Adecco/AccessEAP/D’Accord/Eudoxia/Acacia Connection/Pure Insights/Work Happy.

National Redress Scheme ~ Blue Knot Referral Database/ Trauma Support Provider Directory

Group Work – private & public groups

Carers NSW - National Carers Counselling Program (NCCP) - Accredited Counsellor: Up to six funded counselling sessions are subsided for all eligible carers across NSW, including former carers whose caring role has recently ended or carers seeking additional support after a break in their caring role. If you look after a family member or friend with a disability, mental illness, drug & alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness, or who is frail, you are a carer. To arrange, phone Carers NSW Australia: 1800 242 636

Cancer Council (NSW) - Cancer Counselling Professionals Association Inc (CCPA) - Accredited Counsellor: Cancer Counselling Professionals is an association of  therapists who have psycho-oncology training and experience, in order to provide quality, affordable counselling to people whose lives are impacted by cancer, in order to ease the emotional burden that cancer brings to the patient, their families and carers.  Cancer Counselling Professionals can assist those with financial constraints to access counselling services, providing up to six subsidised counselling sessions for all eligible clients under this scheme.  To arrange, phone Cancer Council NSW: 13 11 20


Specific Focused Psychological Strategies including: 

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Motivational Interviewing

Relaxation Strategies

Narrative Therapy


Affect Regulation


           Somatic Experiencing ™

Touch Skills For  Trauma Therapists (Somatic Therapy) 

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy™ - Level 1

TRE™: Stress, Tension & Trauma Release Exercises  

Expressive Therapies, including:


Symbol & Gestalt Work

Voice Dialogue (Psychology of Selves)

Holotropic Breathwork™

Dream Work


Mandala Drawing

Art/Clay/Soul Collage