BELMONT & BYFORD COUNSELLING
Providing Therapy to assist a healthy life
Belmont & Byford Counselling provides
assistance for a range of concerns including the following:
Anxiety and Panic
Trauma and Stress Management
Work-Related and Career Issues
School-related behaviour problems
Chronic and Terminal Illness
Grief and Loss
Positive Psychology (Health and Wellness)
ABOUT BELMONT & BYFORD COUNSELLING
Provides an integrative person-centred approach to mental health, psychotherapy and counselling services.
Our Counsellors/Psychotherapists are professionally qualified and registered with the appropriate accredited professional body.
Kris Halls has degrees in counselling, clinical supervision and mental health. She is a PACFA licenced clinical counsellor (# 24778).
She has many years of experience working in the field of clinical and mental health. Her interests relate to understanding and helping people who have experienced trauma, self-esteem issues, grief and loss. Specifically, she has been involved in the treatment of children and adults who have been subject to various types of traumatic acute and chronic abuse. Abuse may lead to anxiety, depression, relationship and self-worth issues, for example. Traumatic events have been shown to have life-long consequences. These events often lead to poor quality of life and health-related conditions. Kris assists clients in developing strategies and implementing solutions to address these challenges.
Over many years Kris has worked in a variety of positions in Western Australia. Recently Kris spent 4 years living and working in the Middle East, specifically in Muscat, Oman. There she was working with people of different races, ethnic origins and faiths who despite this diversity, were experiencing difficulties covering a range of mental health and relationship-related issues.
Kris is a pragmatic, empathetic professional who brings to the therapeutic environment a person-centred and solution-focused approach to psychological wellness and well-being. She uses a range of psychotherapeutic tools, such as cognitive-behaviour therapy, mindfulness training and stress management, to assist people to resolve difficult challenges they may be facing in their lives.
Her underlying philosophy is one based upon a humanistic and holistic approach. She is a passionate advocate of mind-body integration. Overall, Kris provides a safe, secure and empathetic professional environment that facilitates change and healing.
 The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (pacfa.org.au) is a leading national peak body and professional association for counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia.
 “Past Trauma May Haunt Your Future Health” (https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/past-trauma-may-haunt-your-future-health) Updated: February 12, 2021. Published: February 2019.
Child & Youth Counsellor
Daniela is a Youth counsellor/Coach/Mentor at Byford Counselling offering a safe space for children and adolescents to express their thoughts and feelings in a supportive, encouraging and non-judgmental environment. Daniela provides a one-on-one session tailored to the individual's needs using both formal and informal counselling practises and incorporating expressive therapies such as arts and crafts, music and movement.
Areas you or your child may need support in that our services can assist:
Self-esteem, Self-worth and Confidence
Building positive relationships and friendships
Coping skills in stressful situations
ADHD and self-regulation
Anxiety and depression
Self-harm and suicidal ideation
Daniela is a friendly, empathetic professional who takes pride in her work and creating a welcoming, inviting environment for children and adolescents to feel safe and supported throughout their journey into adulthood.
Daniela is a registered Counsellor and Accredited through the Australian Counselling
Association, completing a Diploma in Counselling services and currently studying Youth work.
Daniela is additionally trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid and Youth Suicide Prevention programs.
Appointments with her are one hour face to face counselling at Byford Clinic only.
If you are still unsure that counselling is the right fit for you or your child, please utilise our FREE 15-minute phone call service to speak to one of us before booking your face-to-face appointment.
Daniela can be contacted directly at:
Mobile: 0426 156 545
Here’s What We Provide
We provide the opportunity to work with a professionally trained counsellor/psychotherapist who can offer support, strategies and new perspectives on your issues. The main steps in the counselling process are:
• To help clarify the issue
• To identify options open to you in the situation
• To work out what you hope to achieve
• Identify ways to achieve this goal
• Provide support as you work towards your goal.
While counselling/therapy is not a magic cure, it can clarify problems and help in their resolution. It will also provide structure and support for you in painful and difficult times.
Belmont & Byford Counselling is pleased to advise that we are now a registered provider of NDIS services. We are registered to provide the following services: Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Capacity Building.
REVIEWS (4/5 Star)
"I can’t thank Steve and the team at Belmont/ Byford Counselling enough. Steve’s knowledge and understanding in his profession are second to none. Steve’s guidance, compassionate and personalised care was the key ingredient to my recovery.
"I've seen many counsellors over the years and Kris is by far the best. Supportive, reassuring, and a true listener. She does not judge and will assist you in your own way, to process thoughts and feelings. She always makes an effort to book me in at short notice and has been extremely flexible with me. She has experience in many areas which is reassuring if you feel you need a multidimensional approach to problems. I feel much better after each session!"
"From my initial contact with the team at Byford Counselling I was really impressed on how they handled my enquires and how the are extremely flexible in fitting appointments as well as the service which I find to be world-class, all being on a personal level. I highly recommend this team to anyone who thinking about their services. I am a totally different person after my time with them."
"Steve is professional and non-biased towards both parties. Presents his session well and in a clear manner. We have decided to proceed with his sessions moving forward."
This is one of our most popular services, particularly as we manage all the changes due to COVID. It’s made a big difference for many of our clients and is provided with the highest level of excellence. With this service, we ensure all details are confidential and handled in a sensitive manner.
We want all of our customers to experience professionalism when working with Belmont Counselling. All of our services, exist to make your life easier and stress-free. You can trust us to supply you with the therapies that are designed to assist you resolve the challenges you face.
APPOINTMENTS & QUESTIONS
Please be aware that Counselling or Psychotherapy Treatments are not a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified doctor or other health care professional. Always check with your doctor if you have any concerns about your condition or treatment. Clients are responsible for assessing the outcome of their treatment.
Please note that talking therapies are not intended to replace allopathic and conventional medical treatment and care. Nor are they intended to replace formal diagnosis and treatment by a qualified medical practitioner. Talking therapies may give information or guidance that could bring about positive change and such information or guidance is given for the client to consider. Although the therapist will be supportive and helpful as possible in all decision making and change processes, any resulting choices and changes made by the client do remain the personal and legal responsibility of the client.
The Implementation of the National Code of Conduct for health care workers (National Code) in Western Australia has progressed another step closer, with the passing of the Health and Disability Services (Complaints) Amendment Act 2022 by the Western Australian Parliament on 28 October 2022.
HaDSCO ( https://www.hadsco.wa.gov.au/About-Us/Who-We-Are) will have the responsibility to implement the National Code of Conduct for health care workers through receiving complaints, undertaking investigations and issuing Prohibition Orders when necessary, with implementation expected to occur by early 2023.
The National Code will apply to individuals providing a health service who are not otherwise included in the 16 health professions that are currently regulated by the National Registration Accreditation Scheme (NRAS), or who provide services unrelated to their registration.
This can include counsellors, dieticians, doulas, kinesiologists, massage therapists, naturopaths, nutritionists, psychotherapists, reiki practitioners, social workers, speech pathologists and other allied, alternative and community health services.
The National Code was agreed by the former Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council and contains 17 clauses as standards of conduct that such types of health care workers will be required to comply with.
Therefore, Belmont and Byford Counselling will undertake compliance with these standards (where and when applicable) and will:
Provide services in a safe and ethical manner, including not providing health care of a type outside of their experience or training or services they are not qualified to provide
Not make claims to cure certain illnesses
Not financially exploit clients
Not engage in sexual misconduct or improper personal relationships with a client
Be covered by appropriate professional indemnity insurance, and
Display the code clauses and information about how to make a complaint.