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Counselling—face to face

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term494808
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 16/01/2020
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Counselling services operate through a range of mediums including face-to-face, telephone and online. This service type is intended only for services providing face-to-face counselling.

Counselling services provide a structured process that is concerned with addressing and resolving specific problems, making decisions, working through feelings and inner conflicts, or improving relationships with others (BAC 1986). Counselling facilitates personal growth, development, self-understanding and the adoption of constructive life practices.

The counselling process will depend on the individual counsellor, the individual client and the specific issue.

Context:Help on this termMental health non-government organisation establishments service type taxonomy.

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Distinguishing features:

  • Delivered face-to-face
  • Primarily centre-based
  • Includes individual, family and group counselling
  • Talking therapies
  • Grief counselling
  • Relationship counselling
  • Counselling delivered in the context of other service types, e.g. Personalised support, carer support programs

Example organisations:

  • National Association for Loss and Grief (NALAG)

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Has been superseded by Counselling—face to face Health, Standard 16/01/2020

See also Mental health non-government organisation service type code N[N] Health, Standard 13/11/2014, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

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Counselling—face-to-face mental health service type cluster Health, Standard 13/11/2014

Mental health non-government organisation establishments NBEDS 2015- Health, Standard 13/11/2014

Mental health non-government organisation grants cluster Health, Superseded 16/01/2020
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

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