A warm welcome to Oak Tree Counselling.
We are a small, friendly, local practice based in Point Cook Town Centre, with a wealth of counselling experience and expertise. We provide affordable counselling services and relationship coaching to individuals, couples, and families to the west Melbourne communities of Point Cook, Altona, Altona Meadows, Seabrook, Williams Landing, Laverton, Hoppers Crossing, Werribee, and surrounding suburbs.
As general counsellors we are used to dealing with a wide range of topics, and all sorts of issues are welcome. Our specialty is relationships. We have extensive experience in couples counselling, family counselling, pre-marriage counselling, dating coaching, and helping individuals who are contemplating separation or divorce, or those who are further along the process and are struggling with how they feel.
Appointments are available weekdays, Saturdays, and evenings in the heart of Point Cook Town Centre. If you don’t see the appointment time you want on our online booking service, please give us a call.
Our role is to provide a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment for you to be heard and understood. Whether you just want to talk, feel better, reflect on what’s going on for you, or work towards practical strategies, sessions are tailored to your needs to help you get the most out of your time with us.
Please call Clare on 0424 069 889 or the office on (03) 8060 8808 to make an appointment, or to have a quick chat about how we may be able to help. If we do not pick up immediately please give it a few rings until it goes to voicemail, and we will come back to you usually within a couple of hours.
Alternatively, for our availability for the next month and to book online, please use our 24/7 BOOK NOW facility on the top right hand side of this page.
Our office phone lines are open from 9am until 5.30pm Monday to Saturday. Evening appointments run until 9pm.
Most of our clients tend to be ‘the worried well’ rather than those with severe mental health issues. If you are not sure whether you need to see a counsellor or a psychologist please click on our article ‘Do I need a Counsellor or a Psychologist?
Our clients come from all walks of life, are all ages, and bring a really wide range of issues to us. Almost everyone experiences tough times when a little extra support can go a long way.
Why come to counselling?
Clients come to see us for many reasons. Almost all of them are experiencing really unpleasant and uncomfortable emotions that they’d like to get rid of. They want to feel better, happier. Sometimes it helps to hear from an objective third party that what you are experiencing is completely normal considering what you’re going through.
Many clients come to talk about a particularly challenging issue or time in their life, one they might be stuck on, others are struggling to adjust to welcome or unwelcome change in their life. Some clients don’t have anyone to really hear them and understand what they’re going through. Some clients are struggling to cope with someone else’s or their own behaviour. Others are grieving a loss. Clients also come for answers, for guidance or hope, to feel less alone, to heal past hurts, to reconnect with their partner, or for personal development.
What am I committing to?
Some clients come for a single session, others come regularly for longer. With couples or family counselling we will always make a recommendation depending on how complex your issues are, but the important thing to remember is that you are in control of how often you attend, the number of sessions you have, and how much you share.