About Susanne

BACKGROUND

Susanne Enright is a compassionate, kind, and attentive counsellor with extensive professional experience. Susanne is registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers and supports clients of all ages, including couples and family groups. Susanne has the experience and skill to ensure you feel safe and comfortable at her practice through her non-judgmental approach and focus on privacy and confidentiality. 

Susanne believes counselling support should be accessible to everyone because of the positive change professional counselling can make to an individual’s peace of mind, strengths, and resilience. Susanne’s support, insight and depth of experience will help you to explore your concerns, set personal and relationship goals and access your own resources to achieve your goals. She is committed to being there for you and will provide guidance and practical solutions, to build on your strengths and self-awareness. 

Susanne acknowledges that everyone is unique, they must go at their own pace and it is her intention to walk beside you. She incorporates several counselling techniques, according to therapeutic need and in her clinical practice is always informed by ecological systems and life-course theories, best practice, and current research. 

SPECIALTIES

Susanne is an Accredited Mental Health Worker
(AMHSW)

AASW Accredited Mental Health Social Worker R

Accredited Mental Health Social Workers (AMHSWs) work with people across the lifespan (including children, adults and older persons) and provide a unique contribution to the mental health space in their holistic approach to working with a person.

The advanced training that is expected of AMHSW prepares and provides them with the skills for working with people with very complex presentations and co-morbidities. AMHSWs are highly trained and educated professionals, meeting some of the highest standards of professional regulation in Australia.

Accredited Mental Health Social Workers (AMHSWs) are recognised providers with Medicare Australia and other programs, delivering clinical social work services in mental health settings and utilising a range of evidence-based strategies. They have been assessed on behalf of the Commonwealth Government by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) as having specialist mental health expertise.

An Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) is eligible to provide services though the Commonwealth-Funded Better Access to Mental Health Care and Chronic Diseases Management (Enhanced Primary Care) programs.

Accredited Mental Health Social Workers have a breadth of experience in assessing and treating people who have mental health disorders. Accredited Mental Health Social Workers help individuals to resolve their presenting psychological problems, the associated social and other environmental problems, and improve their quality of life. This may involve family as well as individual counselling, and group therapy. Social workers recognise the broader implications of an individual having mental illness and the impact on friends, family, work and education.

Like other allied health professionals, such as psychologists, Accredited Mental Health Social Workers use a range of interventions in helping people with mental health disorders, including the following focused psychological strategies:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy/interventions
  • Relaxation strategies
  • Skills training – problem solving, anger management, social skills, stress management, parenting skills
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Psycho-education (including Motivational Interviewing)
  • Narrative therapy

Other therapies that can be provided are:

  • Relationship counselling
  • Family therapy
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Psychotherapy
Accredited Mental Health Social Workers can also work in a team with other health professionals from whom you are receiving treatment and support from.

An Accredited Mental Health Social Worker can help you when you experience difficulties that have an impact on your ability to manage the demands of day-to-day life. For example, when you:

  • persistently experience low mood or anxiety
  • have a relationship breakdown
  • experience family, friend, workplace conflict
  • need assistance to re-engage in the workplace after an accident
  • feel socially isolated
  • are diagnosed with or suspect you have a mental health disorder

Weekly cancellations and early appointments are available at the last minute

Please contact Your Counselling Services on 0491 829 288  for any last minute appointments.

Alternatively you can email us at yourcounsellingservices@gmail.com or book online using the link below

If you are experiencing an emergency or crisis and need immediate service contact your doctor, go to your local hospital or phone 000 if there is a suicide issue.