Carole Kelly, relationships specialist

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the more common questions that clients ask; simply click the question(s) to which you want answers.

Of course, if there’s anything else you’d like to know, please contact me.

Generally yes, you are suitable for a workshop.

It is recommended that you contact Carole before you make a booking, to discuss your circumstances.

Everything you tell me is confidential and I take this trust very seriously. It will not be breached unless the safety of yourself or others is at risk, or in rare circumstances, when information is requested from me by law.

This Relationship Rescue Retreat includes individual sessions but these are not usually available outside of this workshop, for attending couples.

Unconditional, positive regard is my doctrine and I do not believe that I have the right to decide what is right or wrong, or to make value judgements, about anything you have done or may choose to do.

I am very respectful of all people’s faiths, beliefs and cultures. I am very experienced in working with, and respectful of, all sexual orientations and choices, including LGBTI.

I have been working in the area of mental health for over 30 years and hold a Master’s degree in Counselling & Applied Psychotherapy, with additional training in couples and family therapy. I am also a qualified Medical Herbalist and Clinical Hypnotherapist.

I am professional and ethical at all times. Boundaries include the preclusion of personal relationships with clients outside of counselling.

Most Health Funds do not, at this point, cover counselling and psychotherapy fees. However, you are entitled to a 20% rebate for counselling sessions when you submit your tax return, if your annual out of pocket medical expenses are greater than $1500. (This figure may be subject to change so check with your accountant.)

Dependent upon the time of year, I may be able to see you within a couple of weeks. Please contact me for details of availability.

Payment is due in full before the workshop commences. Please see details of fees on Packages Page.

I have trained in several counselling styles including Systemic Family Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Art Therapy, Person Centred, Gestalt and Interpersonal. I work eclectically, holistically and respectfully, at all times, and do not impose one style of therapy upon you.

My clinic is located in Katoomba which is the main village of the world-renowned Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. Read this page for maps and other information about how to find me.

The Blue Mountains is famed for its many and varied festivals throughout the year. Here are some of the major ones, located close to my clinic and your accommodation. Read about some of the major festival events here.

You may like to organise your Relationship Rescue Retreat, to coincide with your festival of choice. Don’t forget, however, that accommodation fills up very quickly at these times so don’t leave your workshop package booking until the last minute, to avoid disappointment.

Carole does not take sides and her ability to provide perspective based on her wealth of experience was very helpful.

The exercises were very practical and really helped us to understand where we fail to communicate effectively or assume too much.

The conflict resolution list is very useful and anyone who masters this will experience a lot more peace in their relationship.

Thank you Carole.
a single red rose
from Fiji
It is early in the process but we both have optimism about our future together and our progress so far has been substantial.

Thanks Carole.
from Vic.
We are going real well, probably better than we ever expected.

I personally thank you for making such a difference to my life and I know (S) feels the same.
from QLD
Your workshop was great for us and was what we needed to make a fresh start and turn our relationship around.

We'd recommend your workshop to any couple who are in trouble and want to rekindle their love!

Thanks again Carole
J & M
from NSW
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