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Caritas Counselling and Coaching In Conversation are a combined service that supports your preferred way to be in yourself, in relationships, whether work or family or personal, and life.

Charmaine and Steve each are highly experienced in helping people improve their communication and understanding of their own needs and those of other.

We see people of all ages, from issues around pregnancy and the birth of a child, to men and women in aged care.

Charmaine is a clinical social worker and family therapist. Clients who have the Mental Health Care Plan from their doctor receive a medicare rebate making counselling support affordable.

Charmaine says " I can help with any life problem". My life and many years as a therapist have taught me that there can be hope in any situation. We all need to feel respected and heard, to have someone connect with us, hear our story, and how we feel, accept us and help us be clear about our thinking.

Sometimes that happens in therapy when we find family and friends are not available or we may feel the need of specialised counselling for some particularly tricky issues in our lives. Home visits are available. 

Charmaine and Steve live and work in Mornington, and have lived and supported many people, couples, and families on the Mornington Peninsula and previously in Shepparton, over many years. They have participated in community support programs with local churches and agencies. They will make a difference in your life. 

Supporting Your Lives: Couples: By strengthening the connection and intimacy between you and your partner your relationship will move from problem focused to future-focused. Conversations will discover the influences that are stealing your preferred way of being with each other. Instead of fighting with each other you will learn to unit and fight the real enemies.

Anxiety. Anger. Frustration. Difference in values. Mistrust. Close Family Difficulties. Financial Issues. Situational sadness. Work Stress. Blended Family Stress. High Alcohol Use. Depression. Personality differences.

Supporting your Lives combines your strengths and welcomes a better future.

Steve's Coaching In Conversation : Men and Young Males: Steve is a clinical family therapist and has extensive experience with couples, and supporting men and young males who are making a stand against past ways of being that have not supported or enriched their relationships with those they love and care about. By combining counselling and coaching young males and men are invited to make a stand for their preferred way to be in relationships. This process influences a direction that supports the man's strengths, his love, his desires and his values towards creating better ways of being in a relationship with those he really cares about. Through conversation and coaching young males and men discover they have better ways of being that counter the influences of frustration, anger, situational sadness, mistrust, fear, difficulties in parenting, high alcohol use, and partner conflict.

Coaching in Conversation combines your strengths and welcomes a better future.