What is Counselling?

Types of Counselling therapies:


At Calm Mind, Savva uses a wide range of theoretical frameworks and therapeutic methods, which will vary to meet the needs of each client. He may focus on one therapy or use a combination of therapies depending on the needs of the individual client.


A brief description outlining the main types of therapies has been provided below:


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) assists individuals by providing strategies to change negative thinking patterns and behaviours.


Solution Focused Therapy is a therapeutic approach which focuses on what clients want to achieve through therapy, rather than on the past problems which have caused them to seek help.


Gestalt Therapy is a form of therapy that focuses on the here-and-now experience of what is being thought, felt and done during the counselling session, rather than what could be, or should be done. It promotes personal responsibility and self-awareness, and aims to identify past traumatic experiences that are affecting the client in the present.


Systemic Approach looks at people not at an individual level, but as people in a relationship in terms of interactions and how people act and react together. The approach is often used for the family counselling.


Person Centred Therapy believes that people have all the resources within them to move through their difficulties; Savva's role is to support you in that process. It involves a therapeutic relationship which is based on honesty, respect, acceptance and being supported. The client is given the time and space to fully direct the course of the sessions.



How long do I need to commit to counselling?


Savva will never pressure you in to long term counselling.


Savva will offer brief, medium or long term support depending on what your issues are and in your first session he will discuss with you the reasons for seeking counselling and the outcomes you are seeking.



What areas of Counselling does Peace of Mind cover?


Savva is able to work with individuals, couples, families, children or groups across the following issues:


Marriage & Relationship Counselling

Depression & Anxiety

Grief & Loss

Family Counselling

Self-Esteem Issues

Body Image Issues

Personal Growth & Self Awareness



Weight Loss



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Calm Mind Counselling

Individuals, couples and family therapy in a relaxed and caring environment with a counsellor and psychotherapist with over 35 years experience.

Location - Coffs Harbour, NSW

Phone - 0421 705 499

Email - info@calmmind.com.au

About Us

Calm Mind was established in 1992. Its mission statement was and still is to provide a therapeutic environment where people feel safe to explore their emotional, mental or spiritual issues. At Calm Mind we work with individuals, couples, families and groups.


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