Hi, My name is Debbie Jones, and I am a registered, experienced and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist who runs Prospect Counselling. As you can tell from the photo's, I love the beach, even in the Winter. However, I live and work in Melbourne's outer eastern suburbs; my consulting rooms located in Victoria, Australia, at Redefine Life, Boronia, and at By Design Holistic Health, Lilydale. For those who can't make it to my consulting rooms, I also provide e-counselling via Skype/Zoom. For those on the NDIS who have mobility problems, I may be able to come to your home.
I have a Bachelor of Counselling and Diploma in Community Work, and over 15 years experience as a counsellor, supporting families, couples and individuals who have gone through, or are going through, difficult times and challenges. I have worked in a variety of settings as a counsellor. This includes working in a crisis support services, on an employment assistance program, in a secondary school setting providing counselling for adolescents, parents and staff, at several employment agencies supporting those with complex challenges, and in Christian counselling and support agencies assisting couples, families and adolescents to make the positive life and personal changes that they want and need.
I specialise in:
Help with relationship difficulties
Supporting families through difficult challenges
help with moving past limiting or self-sabotaging habits or practises
Counselling to improve the impact of depression
Counselling for self-doubt and increasing confidence
Counselling for those caring for someone with mental health challenges
Disability support counselling
Working through grief and losses, and
I also have a good understanding of issues such body dysmorphic disorder, ADHD, specific learning difficulties (dyslexia) and of Borderline Personality Disorder, and the role and experience of being a Carer.
I also have worked successfully to help many people reduce levels of alcohol, drug and other addictions.
I predominately use Solution Focused Therapy as a counsellor, but I am also experienced and trained in trauma recovery counselling, couple counselling and in narrative therapy.
Whether you are a couple, adolescent, adult or employee, parent, whatever the issue, or the approach I use, I aim to respectfully, and in collaboration, support positive life changes, and where needed, healing and recovery that will help you move beyond the impact of the problem and/or painful experiences, towards the changes you would like to see happening in yourself, your life or in your relationship.
In doing so, you will begin the journey of moving past the effects of the problems and challenges that life inevitably can bring, towards improving your relationships, life, confidence levels and general wellbeing.
If you are ready to take a journey that will empower and strengthen you to move towards a preferred future, then I would love to hear from you.
Appointments available Monday to Saturday 8 am - 8 pm
e-counselling also available via Skype/Zoom
Feel free to call, text or email Debbie from Prospect Counselling to find out more.