Humans Being are a counselling service dedicated to truly understanding you in order to work with you to help achieve your goals. We provide an holistic approach to your care to ensure that we support the whole you and enabling you to be the best version of yourself. Humans Being applies a mindfulness approach to our counselling service, encouraging you to experience life with curiosity, acceptance and vitality. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but we're here to guide you through those obstacles. We specilise in working with young adults & adults and work through a range of difficulties.
Some of the challenges we work with are:
- Anxiety concerns (including worry, panic attacks, social anxiety, perfectionism, phobias, obsessive compulsive symptoms and post-traumatic stress)
- Depressive & mood concerns
- Stress Management
- Low self esteem & low self worth
- Existential dilemmas (finding hope, meaning and purpose in life, and clarifying life direction)
- Questioning gender / sexual Identity
- Interpersonal difficulties (Relationships, Friendships, Family)
- Work-related issues, including work stress, bullying and conflict resolution
- Parenting concerns
- Sleep disturbances
- Anger Management
- School related issues (including study stress, school refusal, bullying, and friendship difficulties)
- Addictive Behaviors
- Recovery from abuse and/or trauma
“Everything can be taken from a man but... the last of the human freedoms - to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.”
Humans Being are a growing, passionate team of mental health professionals, consisting of registered psychologists & accredited mental health social workers. The team consist of highly reputable, skilled clinicians with many years of experience. We ensure that all of our counsellors have a genuine, caring approach and will work with you to ensure that you receive all the support that you deserve.
Jeremy Neumann - Director
Jeremy has an academic background in business and psychology and is an experienced youth/family and adult counsellor and an accredited Mental Health Social Worker (BBus; GDipPsych; MSW, AMHSW). He has a breadth of clinical experience across both the public and the private sectors and has a clinical interest working with people through anxiety, life transitions, identity and depression. He currently works part time as a senior clinician at headspace and is the director of Humans Being Counselling. He has a strong grounding in mindfulness based approaches, completing further training in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MBCBT), and incorporates the ideals of everyday mindfulness into his practice. He has further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and also Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy for working with trauma. Jeremy’s professional yet relaxed interpersonal style creates a welcoming and engaging space for clinical exploration, goal setting and insight development. Jeremy’s therapeutic style empowers the client as the expert of their own life, drawing on positive psychology and holistic approaches to intervention.
Adolescence & Young Adults
Individual counselling sessions are strictly confidential and provides a safe space for you to discuss anything on your mind and address any mental health concerns that you have. We’ll work together to understand what's happening in your life, the positives & challenges and explore ways to approach any of your goals. Our approach is warm, non judgmental and holistic, meaning working with the whole of you.
We work individually with adults to explore your strengths and challenges and work with you to achieve your goals. We can also work with you and your partner to further help you understand one another and work through any hurdles or difficulties that you may be experiencing.
We can provide tailored evidence based workshops within your organisation, workplace or school. This includes mindfulness, stress management and managing anxiety workshops. Contact us for more information.
How do I arrange an appointment?
You can make an appointment by phoning us on (03) 9112 5778 or by contacting us through email via contact form on website or email@example.com. We will have a little chat with you to assess what you're after and if we're the right fit for eachother. You do not need a referral, however, you might like to arrange a referral (called a Mental Healthcare Plan) through your GP after making your appointment, as this will allow you to receive a significant Medicare rebate on your counselling sessions.
What can I expect in counselling?
A counsellor will first try and understand the nature of your difficulties. We generally ask a lot of questions in the first session to help you make you feel comfortable and at ease. The counsellor will reflect to you their understanding of your difficulties to seek clarification and ensure you agree with their interpretations. A counsellor will then suggest a plan for improving your wellbeing and life circumstances, which will include making some goals together about the outcomes of therapy.
What are your hours of operation?
Our operating times are:
What are your fees?
We do our best to keep our fees below the rate recommended by
the Australian Psychological Society which is currently $261 for 50 minutes.
Do you provide telehealth or face to face?
Currently, both options are available for either face to face or telehealth if you prefer.