We are a counselling service set up to offer
quality counselling that is
accessible, efficient, inclusive, safe, responsive, effective and supportive.
We offer warm, compassionate care for each individual.
We are recovery orientated linked to YOUR goals.
We set out to help you with our well trained counsellors and welcome every individual that reaches out in their time of need
On Wednesdays we are located on the main street of Anglesea,
(97 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea. Close to the Anglesea Post Office)
The room is part of -:
OHM - Ocean Road Allied Health & Movement offices.
The rooms are warm and carpeted. It is homely with comfortable chairs, soft inviting lighting and an air purifier.
It is private and quiet.
Our mission is to help you or someone you love
move from pain to joy.
We will walk with you, hold you in our professional care, as together we carefully make progress on the bumpy and sometimes lonely road to recovery.
Hang in there.
You do not have to do this alone.
We recognise and acknowledge the traditional custodians, the Wathaurong people, of the land on which we gather. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present. We remain committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society, and look to learn, share and walk together in all aspects of our lives. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and support the call for Treaty.
^ Costs may vary according to class sizes & staff, time allocated and the distance travelled. For schools it is a minimum 4 hour booking.
**In the unfortunate event of non-attendance or late cancellation (less than 24hrs) there will be a will be a $50 fee generated,
This is an industry standard fee.
The non-attend fee can be paid prior to attending your next session or added to the next session total. This can be discussed with your counsellor when rescheduling a new time.
Anything you tell your counsellor is strictly confidential and will only be disclosed if necessary under law (i.e. court subpoena) or to protect your life or that of others.
Account name: GORC
Account number: 000795571
Address: 97 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea Victoria 3230
Counselling mail: PO BOX 64 Anglesea 3230
Reception: 03 5263 1001
Text: 045 1234 455
Availability: By appointment at Anglesea OHM - Ocean Road Allied Health & Movement
Our mission here at Great Ocean Road Counselling is to support people in their healing; to help people find some peace, joy, calm and release from their pain.
We will walk with you and plan to support you
so you don’t feel you have to do the hard stuff on your own
A welcome from Jo our principal counsellor.
"Hello. I look forward to meeting you. It is my genuine hope that we can help you, when you feel ready. Reaching out is a big step and often a change in direction that can feel strange.
Especially on top of everything else you are dealing with.
Hang in there.
Help and hope is here.
(H.O.P.E Hold On. Pain Ends)
We will walk with you. One step at a time.
We want to see ‘you’ and know you want 'to be heard'.
For your peace of mind here's a little bit about my background.
Helping people has been my life's calling being fortunate to know at a very young age what I wanted to do. I hold a deep passion for what I do. I have been working in the Diversity and Additional / Special needs space for over 30 years. I am a Counsellor and Teacher of the Deaf with qualifications from Australia, USA and England. I have worked in the corporate sector, with children and adults in homes, kindergartens, childcare centres, primary and secondary schools and universities. I run professional development for educators around meeting the varied needs of their students. I have worked on multi-disciplinary teams in the Department of Human Services, Department of Education, Independent and Private schools’ sector, Early Intervention, NDIS and not for profits.
Working closely with teachers, Well-being and Learning Diversity staff in schools and being based at a school using Play Therapy / Interplay is a beautiful growth area that heals children and families. I genuinely love working with children & their families. I stand with them for the long haul.
I enjoy teaching Intro to Auslan and Baby Signing (Auslan) to all interested school/community /family members. It is such a joy to enhance early communication.
Having had my fair share of life's curve balls I come to you with a toolkit of strategies, a genuine interest and compassion about you and your life. I seek to understand your personal needs and how you want to feel different than how you feel now. I hope to help you get to where you want to be, at a pace you feel comfortable with to achieve your goals in counselling.
I look forward to walking with you as you
commence the road back to yourself in the hope
you will feel a shift and
find joy in your life again".
Jo Kennedy - Principal Counsellor
Dip. Counselling., Post Grad HIC., Teacher of Deaf., B.Ed. PE., Dip.T. & Post Grad. Dip. Gifted., Interplay Play Therapy Specialist
Registered Counsellor with the Australian Counsellors Association Member No. 21159