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 Relationship Abuse Prevention
 and Recovery

Toni McLean
0409 599 887
info@thinktwiceprogram.net
Suite 1, 65 Old Hume Highway
Mittagong  NSW  2575


For professionals:
   Training and consultation on partner violence

For individuals and couples:
Counselling & group programs
for people experiencing aggression or abuse
   from partners or other family members
for people being aggressive
group programs for anger or aggression
support group for men who have
   experienced partner abuse
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Our Services

Toni McLean is the principal counsellor for the “Think Twice!” suite of services. She offers a complete range of options for individuals and couples experiencing difficulty in their relationships from normal conflict through to all forms of abuse, as well as physical violence.
 
Toni is an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, with particular experience in the areas of relationship counselling; individual counselling; abuse and violence; trauma; anxiety and depression; and self-harming. Toni has significant experience in working with victims of domestic violence and with those who are abusing in their relationships.

Toni is also an experienced group facilitator and an accredited Myers Briggs Personality Type practitioner. In group counselling, Toni is
assisted by experienced and supportive group facilitators.

In addition to working with couples experiencing normal conflict, Toni has also developed a framework, based on current best practice from around the world, for assessing the complexity of the violence in a relationship, in order to tailor the solution to the situation and the couple.

When working with a significant level of abuse or violence, Toni first works to establish safety and non-violence, before proceeding with a structured plan that addresses the needs of the couple and the relationship.

What We Offer

Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy – for depression, anxiety, stress, self-harming, trauma, grief and loss and other life issues.

Relationship Counselling - Toni is trained in a range of approaches suitable for working with relationship issues. If the relationship is in crisis due to abuse or violence, Toni's approach is highly practical, with an emphasis on immediate behavior change. In all cases, the safety of both the person experiencing abuse and the person using abuse is the main priority.

For individuals and couples with abuse or high levels of conflict in their relationships:

  Separate Groups for Men and Women who are Abusing in Their Relationships
    Groups consist of 12 sessions, 2.1/4 hrs per session. They are open to both court-referred and
    self-referred clients and include a workbook, notes, and weekly exercise sheets.
 

  Emotional Regulation Group Workshops - Groups consist of 10 sessions, 2.1/4 hrs per session
    and
are for both men and women.

All group programs are tailored to the participants' needs and include three basic sections:
  developing understanding about the underlying sources of anger
  skills to manage anger and other negative emotions constructively
  interpersonal relationship dynamics and skills

FOR PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE BEEN USING ABUSE, DETAILED DISCLOSURE OF INCIDENTS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT IN THE GROUPS.

ALL GROUPS USUALLY HAVE A MAXIMUM OF EIGHT PARTICIPANTS TO ENSURE MAXIMUM EFFECTIVENESS AND RELEVANCE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS.

FEES:
A concessional rate is available for people on low incomes:
$60.00 or $90.00 per session for private counselling sessions
$25.00 or $35.00 per session for individual group programs 

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and the Wollondilly Region - Bargo - Yanderra - Tahmoor - Couridjah - Thirlmere - Buxton - Picton