B. Social work M.A.A.S.W
Stella Tsoulos is a highly skilled and qualified professional who has specialized in counselling for 26 years. Her background is a Bachelor of Social Work and she is a current member of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
STELLA HAS A STRONG BELIEF IN PROVIDING ACCESSIBLE MENTAL HEALTH CARE THAT COSTS LESS THAN THE CURRENT OUT OF POCKET FEE ONE PAYS WITH THE MEDICARE REBATE
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING $60/HR
RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING $80/HR
FAMILY COUNSELLING $80/HR
DAY AND EVENING APPOINTMENTS – MONDAY TO SATURDAY
PHONE: 0449 578 360
Stella provides counselling for grief, all forms of abuse, stress and anxiety, self esteem issues, anger management, depression and personal issues.
Having worked in the counselling industry for 26 years and having a degree in Social Work Stella Tsoulos works from a social work perspective which is focussed on the individual and the surrounding social environment. Stella works with the systems theory which emphasizes the relationships among individuals, families, groups organizations or communities.
Stella uses the Psychodynamic Theory which is concerned with how human emotions and needs have a central place in human behaviour. She looks at the unconscious as well as the conscious mental activity which motivates human behaviour. She looks in-depth at early childhood experiences that have been central to patterning an individual’s emotions and therefore central to their problems throughout life.
Stella uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to analyse the role that thoughts play in maintaining the problem. Stella then works on changing the dysfunctional thoughts which influence behaviour. Methods she utilizes to shape new behaviour are stress management, relaxation techniques, cognitive restructuring, imagery and systematic desensitization.
Stella also focusses the counselling on problem solving and is task focussed. She provides the client with a step by step programme empowering the client to feel successful and motivated towards solving the problem. A client is often encouraged to keep a journal of their journey which enables them to be an active part of their healing.
Relaxation and Visualization Therapy is a technique that Stella has practised at the North West Counselling Service for over 20 years and this has proven to be very successful for clients who have very deeply entrenched issues and trauma. As the name suggests, through a process of relaxation and mental imagery a client is guided by the counsellor to target and work through emotional trauma linked to one’s past/childhood/or specific event.
Stella believes that real sustained change can only occur when the psychological, social and emotional issues are addressed. One has to not only understand the changes they need to make through behavioural therapy but also understand how they interact with their social surrounds and how to heal their emotions. Stella is a specialist in targeting all these areas.