Carolyn’s Affordable Counselling was founded in 2013 as a more affordable option to help support the wellbeing and mental health of individuals, couples and families in the Caboolture and surrounding suburbs.
Carolyn’s early career was in the education system which involved helping special needs children. She then moved to customer service and progressed through to management. Carolyn’s interaction and support of people through her occupation led her to realise how expensive counselling support was in North Brisbane and how this was jeopardising and preventing people from getting help. Carolyn started volunteer counselling and this led her, in 2008, to pursue her qualification in counselling. Shortly after graduating in 2011 Carolyn joined the ACA and MHA and started establishing her business.
Since then Carolyn has counselled over 1000 clients providing them with support, knowledge, skills and strategies to resolve, change, adjust and overcome difficulties which in turn, has enhanced their quality of life.
Carolyn’s mission for making counselling more affordable for everyone has seen her offer half hour sessions, reduced fee for first session as well as pensioner discounts. Carolyn also considers financial hardship on a case to case basis.
Carolyn continues to develop her skills, training, and supervision each year above and beyond what is required of her in accordance with the Australian Counselling Association.
- Diploma of Professional Counselling (AIPC)
- ACA Membership Level 2
- Psychological First Aid Certificate
- Family Law Counsellor Certificate
- Food and Nutrition Certificate
- Pre-Marital Counselling
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Relationship Breakdown
- Losing Intimacy
- Communicating with children
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Loss & Grief
- Alcohol Addiction
- Bipolar disorders
- Indigenous Studies
- Anxiety Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- School Bullying
- Coaching strategies part A & B
- Anger Management
- Growth mindset
- Managing chronic pain
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Counselling Clients with Disabilities
- Couple Counselling: Models and Interventions
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear”
Contact Carolyn for more information
Carolyn is passionate about helping people and this is reflected in her attitude and reviews. Her understanding and caring nature has often bought clients back to her for a chat after years have passed.
Carolyn’s Affordable Counselling is committed to providing a safe, comfortable, respectful environment where clients can get the support they need to help them resolve their issues.
GP is not necessary, you can self-refer.
She completes professional development each year(training, courses and supervision). Carolyn has counselled 1000 clients and specialises in relationship counselling.
If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness and are unsure if you can see a counsellor, contact Carolyn and after a few questions she will let you know.
If no one can attend the session and 24hrs prior notice was not given you can be charged.
An emergency cancellation is accepted within 24hours of session time.
Please check with your health fund prior to booking.
Lower income, unemployment, pensioners may receive 10% discount upon sighting of their pensioner card.
Financial hardship will be considered on a case to case basis.
Pre-marital Counselling (proactive in reducing divorce)
Anxiety and Depression
School/ workplace/partner Bullying
Giving up Smoking
Past childhood abuse
It is best to come to your counselling session, even if at times your partner or family member cannot make the session.
Some Clients may only need a few sessions.
Occasionally a clients situation is outside the scope of help Carolyn can give in which case the client may be referred to another professional.
Once marriage/couple counselling has finished, as a preventative platform It is recommended the couple come back once every 3-6 months for counselling, as clients seem more motivated to keep working with strategies and have less regression to old unhealthy behaviour habits.
Couples that are more willing to make some changes, become aware, learn and implement strategies taught, have a much higher chance of not only staying together but maintaining a more fulfilling relationship.
There may be clients immediately after your session, you will then have to finish at the allotted time.