​​​​​Melange Counselling Services

Counselling provided by Darren Cleaver
BCouns, DipCouns, MACA

 

Jurisdictional Limits: Worldwide, excluding USA and Canada Territorial Limits: Worldwide, excluding USA and Canada

Bachelor  of Counselling - BCouns - Australian College of Applied Psychology Diploma of Counselling -DipCouns - Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. Over 400 hours of training on student placement. Recognised by The psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). Over 45 hours of clinical supervision.
 

Experience

Counsellor in Private Practice - January 2011 to present

Executed daily operations of private practice • Analyses data such as interview notes, test results, and reference manuals in order to identify symptoms, and to assess the nature of clients problems • Advised clients on how they could be helped by counselling • Collected information about individuals and clients using interviews, case histories, observational techniques, and other assessment methods • Counsell individuals, groups, and families to help them understand problems, define goals, and develop realistic action plans • Evaluated the results of counselling methods to determine the reliability and validity of treatments • Consulted with other professionals to discuss therapies, treatments, counselling resources, and techniques, and to share occupational information • Referred clients to specialists and to other institutions for noncounseling treatment of problems • Conducted research to develop and improve diagnostic and therapeutic counseling techniques • Successfully handled crisis situations • Developed therapeutic and treatment plans based on clients' interests, abilities, and needs.

Case Worker - St Vincent de Paul Society Freeman House - Armidale March 2016 to March 2017

Responded individually to the client’s specific needs and issues • Looked at the client in a holistic way • Worked with the clients so that they can participate in the solution • Built client's knowledge and skills to enhance self-care, self determination and independence • Provided continuity of care. • Gave access to a wide range of support services • Coordinated existing resources and introduced new resources • Built on the client’s support network and linked them to the wider community and its resources • Recognised social and personal contributions to a problem • Assisted clients to navigate complex service systems • Gave clients information they can use again in the future to access support • Helped to prevent homelessness

Counsellor at Jobs Australia Enterprises Ltd Armidale, NSW-September 2014 to March 2016

Analysed data such as interview notes, test results, and reference manuals in order to identify symptoms, and to assess the nature of client problems • Wrote, designed and produced an online tele-health video counselling service • Collected information about individuals and clients, using interviews, case histories, observational techniques, and other assessment methods • Counselled individuals and groups to help them understand problems, define goals, and develop realistic action plans • Evaluated the results of counselling methods to determine the reliability and validity of treatments • Consulted with other professionals to discuss therapies, treatments, counselling resources, and techniques, and to share occupational information. • Successfully handled mental health crisis situations • Developed therapeutic and treatment plans based on clients' interests, abilities, and needs • Established a relationship of trust and respect with clients.\

St Joseph Cowper Children’s Home Grafton, NSW Mentor and Direct Care Worker August 2010 to December 2013 • Mentor to students at McAuley Catholic College, Grafton High School and St Mary’s Primary School

Collected information about clients, using interviews, case histories, observational techniques, and other assessment methods • Displayed respect and empathy for high needs clients • Developed therapeutic and treatment plans based on clients' interests, abilities, and needs • Maintained anecdotal records on clients development following the details and directions of the Case Plan • Assisted with the development of confidence and self-esteem • Resolved conflict with residents/managing challenging behaviours using therapeutic crisis intervention techniques • Exploring reasons for inappropriate behaviours, discussing inappropriate behaviours facilitating appropriate expression of feelings, emotions • Spearheaded a Solution Focused Therapy approach into case management.

 

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Kind Regards,

Darren J Cleaver BCouns,DipCouns, MACA

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