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Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced - Soren Kierkegaard
New Directions in Mental Health
Life Cafe Counselling is not your typical counselling service.
The old mental health model focused on individual problems (e.g. mental health assessment, diagnosis and treatment).
The new wellness model focuses more on holistic health, life skills and supportive communities. A new direction we fully embrace @ Life Cafe.
See our Healthy Minds Reading in the link below for more information.
Challenges for Healthy Minds
Our counselling service focuses on adult and adolescent clients with the following issues:
Work and school stress
Fatigue and burnout
Anxiety and depression
Grief and loss
Loneliness and relationship issues
Age, stage and meaning issues
Spirituality and religion
Drugs, alcohol and addiction
Mental health disorders
Affirm that clients have a choice and can change if they choose
Share the helping process with clients
Help clients see counselling as work sessions
Help clients become better problem-solvers in their lives
Become a resource person for clients
Dr Paul Whetham Dip. Welfare, BA(Hons), PhD (Clin Psych), FAPS.
Hi! I'm passionate about transforming lives and connecting communities. I did my PhD on loneliness - visit our Life Coach project www.beyondloneliness.club - have lived and worked in residential housing for youth and people with a mental illness; was the Director of Counselling at the University of South Australia; have taught counselling skills here and overseas; run numerous workshops for a range of community organisations; and co-edited psychology textbooks for secondary schools. Checkout my Healthy Minds reading about social issues and personal growth, it will help you to appreciate the examined life and assist you to navigate the strange and sometimes complex world of mental health.