Insight Therapies

Child & Adult Counselling: Animal Assisted Therapy Practice
 

 

If you’re at the point of considering therapy for yourself or your child you may be feeling a mix of fear, uncertainty, hopelessness and even readiness.

The idea of reaching out for help from someone you do not know can feel really overwhelming. You may worry about opening up the flood gates or having an experience where you don’t feel in control.  This is completely normal. Do not let this stop you.

Insight Therapies: Child & Adult Counselling is an Animal Assisted Therapy Practice based in Wodonga, Victoria, that believes in supporting clients to achieve emotional freedom and improved life-long outcomes. We do this through integrating evidenced-based interventions and activities involving our certified therapy dogs into your therapeutic sessions creating opportunities for learning and personal growth within a safe, calming and supportive environment.

Insight Therapies counselling room

A Safe Space

 Insight Therapies: Child & Adult Counselling Wodonga delivers quality, client-centred counselling to adults and young people aged six years and over. Recovery, hope, and personal learning are fostered in a safe and supportive environment using up to date, evidenced-based neurobiological and trauma-informed approaches.

We are passionate about creating an environment of physical and psychological safety, placing you at the centre of your work and deliver a therapeutic response which conveys our understanding, acceptance, and value for each individual. By delivering counselling in this way, clients are able to begin to heal and to find hope and freedom from the negative effects of past life experiences, stress and trauma.

We are here to help

 At Insight Therapies, we work hard to ensure you have a safe, nurturing and enlightening experience where you work at your own pace and always have control of what happens in the room.  You will be provided an authentic space to unpack your worries and build real, meaningful change. 

No matter what is happening for you or holding you back, reaching out for help when you need it is the first step to rediscovering your hope, your voice and your happiness.

Bacardi and Kahlua Therapy Dogs
Bacardi and Kahlua Therapy Dogs

We are here to help

 At Insight Therapies, we work hard to ensure you have a safe, nurturing and enlightening experience where you work at your own pace and always have control of what happens in the room.  You will be provided an authentic space to unpack your worries and build real, meaningful change. 

No matter what is happening for you or holding you back, reaching out for help when you need it is the first step to rediscovering your hope, your voice and your happiness.

animal assisted therapy in wodonga albury

Meet Your Therapists

 Insight Therapies: Child & Adult Counselling’s lead therapist Anita Geary is registered with the Australian Counselling Association and is experienced in assisting people to work through difficult emotions, heal from complex trauma, learn new life skills and supporting the needs of NDIS participants.

“When a client is able to understand it is not them who are failing, but rather those unhelpful thoughts and behaviours are a result of their brain’s natural responses to protect and ensure survival, it becomes possible to move past the self-blame, or feelings of shame and appreciate the way their mind and body has protected them in the past, allowing them to let go of what was holding them back” Anita Geary, Lead Therapist.

Insight Therapies: Child & Adult Counselling is the first and only Animal Assisted Therapy practice in the Albury Wodonga area and has been featured for their support to those in need by Prime7 news, The Border Mail and ABC Goulburn radio. 

“By engaging in a safe and therapeutic experience whereby we are able to gain insight into what has caused us pain, what continues to hold us back, and what makes us strong, we are better able to process those feelings and behaviours which has stopped us from achieving our goals and finding joy in our lives. When we are able to uncover and engage the innate strengths and resources we store within us, life can then take on a new hope which carries us forward towards achieving our goals”. 

Anita Geary, Lead Therapist – Insight Therapies: Child & Adult Counselling.

Our Services

I believe that each of us has the resources and strengths not just to survive through the hard times but to thrive into the future.
Anita Geary

Lead Therapist