ALICE DAY SOCIAL WORKER, PSYCHOTHERAPIST & ACCREDITED MENTAL HEALTH WORKER BSW M Couns M AASW (Acc) Alice works on Monday and Fridays.
Alice is a senior social worker, with particular interest and experience in generalist clinical counselling in a Health setting and private practice working with adults, couples, adolescents, children and families/carers. Her experience extends to the acute hospital setting and health community settings in rehabilitation, disabilities, mental health, brain injury, sexual assault, community development, group work, aged care, in adult education and aged care in not-for-profit organisations. Alice also has extensive supervisory experience.
The core values guiding the social work profession are the foundation of social work’s unique purpose and perspective. These values include; the provision of quality services, social justice, promotion of rights, dignity and worth of a person, importance of human relationships, integrity and professional competence.
Over many years, Alice has strived to gain a deeper understanding of herself and has had the privilege of using that knowledge to assist others overcome their challenges and start enjoying life again. Counselling others provides Alice with tremendous personal satisfaction and she is passionate about the work she does and gains immense personal reward from travelling the journey of life together with her clients.
Alice is a firm believer in her own well-being and taking care of ‘self’ physically, emotionally, creatively and intellectually. Alice asserts that theoretical knowledge on its own does not make a counsellor and that being prepared to face her own issues in supervision is an essential component of working in this field.
Alice has had many years of training in different counselling theories and now uses multiple modalities using an integrative counselling approach dependent on whom she is working with. Alice uses focused psychological strategies when a client presents with a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP or Psychiatrist. Alice also works with clients in helping them to understand the association between their past experiences and their current behaviour and character structure. Influences in developmental years as we understand how they are shaped by these past attachments and experiences, gives clients increasing ability to exert control over their present functioning. Although there is little to be gained from blaming the past for the way a person is now, research has shown that it is very useful to understand and work with the past as it pertains to a person’s current situation, if relevant to the presenting issue.
Alice has a breadth of experience in assessing and working effectively with people experiencing: Depression and other mood disorders, Anxiety disorders, Psychosis, Relationship problems, Grief and Loss issues, Family conflict, Anger issues, Suicidal ideation, Life crises, Stress, Work related issues and Trauma. Alice has a particular interest in working alongside women and men experiencing interpersonal violence and adult survivors of childhood sexual assault.
“ALL CHANGE IS MET WITH RESISTANCE! FACE THE RESISTANCE AND IT OFTEN DISAPPEARS”…