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What To Expect

The Appointment...

We are trained and registered mental health professionals who will work collaboratively with you to achieve your goals. 

The initial appointment aims to better understand your needs and wants. We want to start getting to know you and your life to work alongside you in developing a deeper understanding of your current challenges and how to manage them.   

Sessions are an hour long. 


What We Can Do

Laneway Counselling offers individual and small group counselling. 

Some of the reasons people come to Laneway Counselling include;

  • anxiety and depression

  • adjustment 

  • emotional dysregulation 

  • parenting and children's mental health

  • panic disorders and general panic

  • Post Traumatic Stress and trauma

  • eating disorders

  • return to work/work cover

  • relationship issues

Psychology and Social Work students are supported by Laneway Counselling through student placements. Talk to your university if you are interested in a clinical placement.

Laneway Counselling can also offer clinical supervision to other professionals.



You do not need a referral to see one of our team. However if you wish to access a rebate from Medicare you will need a referral from your GP.

We will contact you when we receive the referral to take the next steps in organising appointments. 

Other payment agencies include;

  • Self payment

  • NDIS 

  • DVA 

  • Private Health Insurance 

  • Work cover 

To learn more about our fees please call the office. 


Social Work

At Laneway Counselling we are lucky to have experienced social workers on our team. Social work is a diverse profession with practitioners working in various roles, including private counselling practices. Social Workers have a holistic approach looking at environmental and social factors that impact on a person's behaviour and personality. Social Workers in a counselling setting use evidence based treatments to help people face a broad range of challenges including depression and other mood disorder, personality disorders, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, substance misuse, and trauma. Social workers can provide a range of treatments and interventions including psychotherapy, CBT, family dispute resolution, motivational interviewing, relaxation strategies and other evidence based treatments tailored to the client's needs. Social workers in Australia have completed a minimum four year degree and mental health accredited social workers have additional training and registration requirements to meet.

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Experience Change at Laneway Counselling

At Laneway Counselling we provide professional, evidence based services including:

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - CBT assists you to identify and challenge thinking patterns that are unhelpful which may be contributing to unpleasant emotions. Providing strategies that help in the management of  emotions is a the core of CBT.

Dialectic Behaviour Therapy - DBT assists those who struggle to control their emotions. The skills taught are grouped into five modules: mindfulness; emotion regulation; Interpersonal Effectiveness; Distress Tolerance and Walking the Middle Path.

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy -  TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. Research shows that TF-CBT successfully resolves a broad array of emotional and behavioral difficulties associated with single, multiple and complex trauma experiences.

Family Based Treatment for Eating Disorders - FBT, also sometimes referred to as the Maudsley method is a leading treatment for adolescent eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other specified feeding or eating disorder. In FBT, the eating disorder is viewed as an external force that is separate to the child. Parents are asked to join with the healthy part of the child against the eating disorder which is threatening to take their child away. Full nutrition is viewed as a critical first step in recovery; the role of parents is to provide this nutrition by actively feeding their child. 

Circle of Security Parenting - Circle of Security Parenting is a map for parents developed out of 50+ years of attachment research. Attachment research is the Science of how we love and what gets in the way of expressing our love. Information is presented in a way that gives parents a clear map of your child’s needs. It asks you to reflect on your own self. What are you bringing to the table with your history growing up? Are there traumas there that affect how you parent? Of course, everyone has things that they wish were different about their childhood. Circle of Security Parenting allows us the wisdom to parent with reflection and growth – to move beyond being reactive parents.

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