Founder & CEO
Hi, I’m Owen
Proud owner of The Creek Escape, dedicated to helping people on their NDIS journey from paddock to plate.
With over 20 years of highly trained experience as a therapist, an accredited Mental Health Social Worker and of course, a registered NDIS Provider.
I have learned that therapy should be done with people not to people
I want you to feel heard, understood and respected like it is a conversation.
“May you find your awesome”
Therapy & Services
I also utilise:
- ORS: Client-Based Routine Outcome Rating Scale
- SRS: Session Rating Scale
Because it’s about doing what’s best for each person in each situation.
How Do I Target Relief?
Your feedback guides what conversation is being useful and how professional assistance and advice stays on target. We stay centred on listening to you and tracking progress until we get the outcomes you want. We’ve learnt it is really teamwork that makes for great therapy and counselling that brings much needed relief. We are a mobile NDIS registered psychological treatment provider serving greater Ipswich, Springfield Lakes, Logan Motorway and nearby Brisbane regions.
I specialise in working with Awesome Autism ASD, Intellectual Disability ID, Mental Health MH, Wellbeing and Better Relationship and Participation/Activity in Life. So I am very broadly trained and experienced to be of benefit to you because I know stuff and know how to work with you on what you are interested to work on.
There is no agenda. I believe in doing therapy with people, not to people so you will never feel like an unwitting passenger in your own journey to healing and life or that I am too clinical. Look at my place! I believe in your awesome. I’m OK. You’re OK. You might feel broken but you are not broken. Perhaps therapy has not worked for you before. Or you are wondering what there is to talk about. That’s OK. You are working toward a goal. Your strength. Your possibility. Your hope. Your purpose and meaning. We can do this together.
I am committed every day to get better at what I do. To deliberately practice to be the best I can be for you, to get value from the time and effort you are undoubtedly putting in to make things work. Because you let me know. Every day.
What's Our Culture
We do therapy with people, not to people.
We believe in their awesome.
Fundamental radical unconditional positive regard, that is prepared to give advice! Because we believe in their awesome. They decide. We provide options. I call it conversations with outcomes. It’s a two way street.
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NDIS therapy for mental health, depression, anxiety or bipolar has marked benefits over what has been previously available under Medicare or other avenues.
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A family therapist who speaks your language
Searching for your “awesome” but can’t find the time for you? Struggling to take that first step on the path to recovery? My name is Owen and I’m an NDIS funded therapist with specialised expertise in Autism and Bipolar Disorder. I help families, couples and kids address and overcome problems and issues, leading to positive outcomes.
It’s all about people, not agendas. Here at Owen Kessels our counselling for family services and therapies are grounded in teamwork, listening and working with you to achieve your goals. We offer support for individuals or groups dealing with a wide range of relationship and mental health issues by tailoring therapies to fit your needs. We believe that for effective familial therapy there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
What does a family therapist do?
As an NDIS funded family therapist, my main objective is to help people overcome difficulties within the family unit or in other relationships. I provide counselling for family members which focuses on replacing negative thoughts and emotions with positive, life-enriching ones. But most importantly, I’m dedicated to achieving positive results through consultation and teamwork!
The benefits of effective familial therapy and counselling are extensive and cover many difficult situations such as abuse, child behavioural issues, mental health issues, divorce, changed family dynamics, parental issues, PTSD etc. By developing coping skills and improving communication, families and couples are better able to deal with stressful issues.
The principal goals in family therapy are to:
- open lines of communication
- establish the free exchange of thoughts and emotions
- overcome family hurdles and barriers
- improve family dynamics and engagement
- reverse negative patterns of behaviour
- achieve positive outcomes
By working closely with families and individuals, identifying and building on their strengths, uncovering opportunities and adopting an inclusive team approach, together we can help you develop a plan and ultimately achieve your goals.
Expert, adaptive counselling for family and emotional wellbeing
Why should you choose me and my team? As a therapist with personal experience in mental health issues, I don’t just talk the talk…I walk the walk. Let’s take that walk together and achieve the emotional well-being you deserve.
Need to talk? We’re here to listen. Ask us about our unique Creek Escape or free gardening mornings. It’s time for you to shine…to find your awesome! Call us today on 0423 737 018 or contact us online and let’s put you on the path to recovery.
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