Pamela Vandersande

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    Trained in online therapy

    Professional insurance

    • Bachelor of Social Work
    • Diploma of Counselling
    • Perinatal Non-Directive Counselling Training

    How I can help you

    Receive a FREE 15 minute consultation to discuss your concerns before you bookI highly recommend email counselling.  The response has been very positive.  It gives you time to think and you have the opportunity of going over our counselling session.  People find email counselling very therapeutic.  Clients I have done email counselling with feel they get more out of simply 1 session.  Instant messaging is a great way to receive responses in real time.
    With my experience and expertise in email and instant messaging I am able to offer clients a well rounded,  comprehensive service, more than they would normally expect.  As one client said "Great, great email session. Being able to re-read and refer back has been immensely beneficial. A new way of thinking and actionables. I'm excited to take action for myself.. Thank you!" (s.)  

    I cannot find the correct words that permit me to adequately explain my gratitude to Pamela for her ability to lift me out of a very bleak time, except to say very simply “Thank You”! JK.

    I offer the following:

    • Grief and Loss Counselling
    • Relationship Counselling
    • Domestic Violence support
    • Career Counselling
    • Addictions and Gambling
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Depression and Anxiety related issues
    • Social Work services

    As an Accredited Social Worker, you will always receive two services in one; counselling and any social assistance if required.  That's what makes my counselling sessions unique; I am more than a counsellor, I am a holistic provider.

    Medicare rebate for Perinatal:  3 x GP referred sessions for face-to-face only.  After this I will reduce my rate as your care is more important to me.

    What to expect

    You can expect a non-judgemental, non-bias environment.  I work from a holistic perspective; psychologically, biologically and socially.  Using a Solution Focused and or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy framework, I draw upon what suits you and your issues at that time.  The important aspect in every counselling session is working with your strengths.  

    I also provide voice,  instant messaging and email.  This avoids any issues with babysitting, transport etc.

    Simply message me with any questions and decide from there. That service is FREE.  It's always a pleasure.  Or call me on 0477162296 (Aust).

    Calendar:  Please note:  when booking times, it shows in Brisbane, Australia Time.   

    About me

    There are three things I value when I build relationships with people and they are respect, dignity and confidentiality.  With a Degree in Social Work and as a registered Accredited Social Worker, with the Australian Association of Social Workers, I am bound by their Code of Ethics and professional guidelines.

    I hold a Diploma in Professional Counselling and Certificate IV in Telephone Counselling.  I have had many years counselling those in a crisis situation which has included my time as a volunteer for the Salvation Army.   I also hold many other certifications in counselling techniques.   

    I have worked in community development, creating welfare programs and within antenatal and postnatal wards for a large teaching hospital.  This has added to my already colourful file of life experiences.  

    Located in South East Queensland Australia, I provide face-to-face counselling every Monday in Beaudesert.  All other times except Sundays, I am available for telephone, instant messaging and email counselling.  I am online most of the time so please, feel free to ask questions.

    Pamela Vandersande
    BSW, Dip. Couns.

    AASW Member no:  456171
    ABN:  13 482 154 911


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    • My session prices
      Voice session
      from AUD 80
      IM session
      from AUD 75
      Email session
      from AUD 70
      In-Person session
      from AUD 80