Rochayne’s Counselling Background
Rochayne is a skilled and experienced counsellor with many years’ experience in supporting people through the challenges that life brings. She is a member of PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) and holds qualifications in counselling and psychology. Rochayne divides her time between working as an educator in psychology and working in private practice. She has worked in different settings with young people, adults and couples.
Everyone responds to challenges and problems differently, and Rochayne believes that with the right support from a skilled counsellor, clients can discover practical and achievable ways to move forward. Rochayne has a dynamic and empathetic approach and encourages clients to be at ease. She creates an environment for change to explore present life challenges and difficulties, and to help clients develop an awareness. Through this awareness clients learn to be more authentic, empowered to manage their own thoughts and feelings differently and to consider better ways to contribute to relationships. Rochayne is committed to help her clients become self-aware, as she believes that understanding yourself could quite possibly be the most lasting and liberating experience of your life.
During childhood and sometimes later in life, things interrupt our development and we become stuck in fixed patterns and beliefs about ourselves that get in the way of life. Rochayne believes that everyone has the ability and resources to be in rewarding contact with other people and to lead a satisfying and creative life. With her guidance Rochayne can help you achieve this by drawing on her sound knowledge and skill, and uses a number of evidence-based therapies, dependent on the client’s therapeutic needs. These include Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy.
With Rochayne as your counsellor, it’s like having a coach by your side, helping you to navigate the twists and turns of life. You’ll find Rochayne to be supportive, professional, empathetic and caring and she looks forward to working with you.