Margaret Anne Westphal

Counsellor, PACFA

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Margaret Anne Westphal, Counsellor in Nairne
(08) 7444 4641

Margaret Anne Westphal

Counsellor, PACFA


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Mount Barker, South Australia 5251
(08) 7444 4641

We all encounter life's difficulties and it shows courage rather than weakness to ask for a helping hand to work through and overcome them. Your situation may Include: Experiencing depression and anxiety, due to a stressful, ongoing or past experience, or an unfathomable occurrence. A transition from one season of life to another ie work/retirement, or a change in workplace. Relationship and communication difficulties with family, marital or other. The need for a compassionate, listening ear and framework to process your grief and loss experience, of a job, pet, limitations through illness/injury or the bereavement of a loved one.

As a counsellor, I am passionate about collaboratively brain storming for solutions, listening deeply to your stories of loss or distress, sharing strategies for overcoming anxiety/depression/ problem solving or communication issues, to name a few. Also, working through relationships, family and child support, to enable living safely with more peace.

Jean Vanier states, "love is to reveal the beauty of another person to themselves”. This sums up my passion as to why I am a counsellor. I, therefore, would value and find it a privilege to provide you with a confidential and safe space to attend to your situation. Let's work together to find hope and ways to live life Well.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia - Clinical Member
  • Training: Bachelor in Applied Scocial Science ( Counselling) - 2015

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $75 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Bank transfer, Cash, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Tabor Adelaide - Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) - 2016
  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia - Clinical Member

Location

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Additional Location

Mount Barker, South Australia 5251
(08) 7444 4641
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Bereavement
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Faith: Christian
Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centred
  • Positive Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counselling
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019
Margaret Anne Westphal, Counsellor in Nairne

Margaret Anne Westphal

Counsellor, PACFA