Hill Street Counselling Palmwoods

We look to connecting with you

Hill St Counselling was established 14 years ago to offer a comfortable, warm, and safe space where people can access excellent professional counselling. We are informed by a narrative framework that acknowledges that problems are the problem – not people, and that all problems have a context. Hill St Counselling aims to create a climate where recognition, interest and celebration of people’s differences, skills and values is a priority. It is also an inclusive practice that welcomes people from all cultural backgrounds, gender and sexuality. 

Our staff include fully qualified and Accredited Mental Health Social Workers who have had a passionate commitment to the field of mental health for over 30 years and reception staff who offer a warm and professional welcome. They have known each other professionally for a very long time and they enjoy working together and collaborating. They believe Hill St Counselling offers people a relaxed and professional space to engage in some meaningful conversations. 

Meet our team

Jane

BSWK (Hons) UQ NARRATIVE THERAPY Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Michelle

BSWK(SYD UND) MSSe(QUT) Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Our Approach to Counselling

Our approach is informed by a narrative therapy framework which is a respectful, collaborative, and non-blaming approach to counselling. This way of working is honouring of the knowledges people have about their own lives, their ways of facing challenges, and their hopes for themselves, and their future. 

Our conversations focus on bringing forward your skills and abilities and values as we work towards your hopes and preferences. Ideas and stories from our many years of experience inform our work and while never imposed are shared as needed.

We have a commitment to sharing the knowledges and wisdom that others have shared with us. Your discoveries may be useful to others we consult with. We have also had training and understanding of other modalities of therapy such as cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, relaxation and meditation. 

Who are Accredited Mental Health Social Workers (AMHSW)?

Accredited Mental Health Social Workers are social workers accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) as having specialist mental health expertise. This process is undertaken on behalf of the Federal Government and Medicare Australia.

To maintain AMHSW status, social workers must meet requirements of the AASW Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program specifically relevant to mental health, including supervised practice.

Professional supervision & training

We are also able to offer professional supervision and training in narrative therapy. We take great delight in connecting with others who have an interest in pursuing these ways of working and will from time to time offer gatherings