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Caralyn Collins

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I am a
Bendigo-based therapeutic counsellor and coach specialising in supporting
adults, children and families with complex disabilities, psychosocial needs,
neurodivergence, people who are ageing and those that are living with dementia
or their carers. I have established Guiding Steps, a therapeutic service with
the goal for everyone to live their best life and reach their highest
quality-of-life and personal wellbeing possible. I believe everyone has the
capacity to benefit from counselling supports and use an approach that
incorporates person-centred and solution-focused interventions. The person
receiving the counselling support chooses how their therapy evolves. I truly
believe everyone has their own unique capabilities and, with the right level of
support, can achieve whatever is important to them through counselling. Guiding
Steps is unique in approach incorporating coaching into the counselling plan to
ensure the person has the right level of support to learn and implement
strategies they identify during their therapy sessions. I am an
experienced practitioner who has worked in the Disability, Aged and Community
Services sectors for over 30 years holding positions from direct support worker
to service coordination, positive behaviour support, diversional therapy in
aged care, training and assessing and more. I am
passionate about tailoring the counselling support to the person’s needs and
preferences. My motto is “support is person-first, person-directed and
meaningful to them”.

My approach
offers counselling in the person’s own natural environment (home, park,
wherever they prefer) or via Zoom and phone call. Sessions are flexibly
delivered to suit individual needs of the person.


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