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The only person you are destined to become, is the person you decide to be.

The word 'Invictus' is about recognising our strength in the face of adversity - identifying and connecting with our unconquerable soul.

Invictus Counselling Service in Midland, Western Australia

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Language creates reality, rather than describes it. - Steve de Shazer

SFBT invites you to consider what you hope for, the positive difference you would like to see in your life, then walks alongside you to identify your preferred future.  In this way, rather than leaving a session with an expanded version of the problem, you can leave with hope to move towards the life you wanted. 

You will be invited to explore what you want, rather than what you do not want.  Instead of spending time considering how or why a problem occurred, something most people have spent much time reflecting on already, SFBT starts the journey towards a discussion on what you wanted in life rather than the problem. The solution to a problem is more likely to be found through discussing the life you would like to be living in more detail, leading towards the change you seek. Spending time discussing a hoped for preferred future can inspire motivation and confidence to bring this about in reality.

It's not about solving your problem, 

it's about inspiring your heart to move towards what is desired becoming reality.

- Elliott Connie

SFBT is about reminding you about your strength, a light in the darkness, that taps into your hope to empower you to discover a way forward in a challenging experience that is respectful to you and right for your life.

Invictus Counselling Service in Midland, Western Australia, empowers you to be yourself. Individual and couples counselling for adults and adolescents (over 13 years) is available for both short-term and ongoing counselling support.

Counselling sessions can focus on a variety of areas including:

  • Mental Health Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Alcohol and Substance Use
  • Domestic Violence - Physical, Emotional, Psychological, Financial and Spiritual abuse
  • Adjusting to Major Changes in Life
  • Coping with Grief and Loss
  • Identity - Challenges Relating to Who You Are, What You Want in Life, and How to Get There
  • Parenting Challenges - Coping with Conflict with Your Teenagers
  • Relationships - Identifying Patterns of Conflict and Communication Barriers, Coping with Separation
  • Struggles at School, with Friends, with Parents, or at Home
  • Trauma - Coming to Terms with and Processing Past Traumatic Experiences
  • Work Related Concerns – Stress, Bullying and Other Conflicts

Counselling is a place to reconnect with and strengthen yourself.  The way forward is not found in focusing on disappointment but on the benefits that can come from these experiences. Find your gratitude in a disappointing moment, your pride in your trauma, to remember your strength and how you you can do it again.

Life Coaching support is similarly available. Work to identify goals, resources and strengths to facilitate positive change and personal growth in your life. Reflect on decisions to be made, opportunities for change and solutions to break through personal barriers.

From our counselling services, you can expect:

  • To Be Able to Choose Your Topics and Areas for Discussion
  • To Be Given the Time to Explore Your Experiences at Your Own Pace and Be Heard
  • To Be Treated with Respect, Care, and Consideration
  • To Have a Break or End Counselling at Any Time During or Between Sessions
  • To Raise Any Questions or Concerns You May Have

Our On-Site Counsellor 

Our experienced on-site Registered Clinical Counsellor, Kerry Drummond began her training at Murdoch University (WA) in 2000, completing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Honours. Later, she completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, followed by her Master’s in Counselling at Murdoch University. Kerry is a Level 4 Member of the Australian Counselling Association and a member of the ACA College of Clinical Counsellors. She continues her training by engaging in various professional development counselling workshops and courses throughout the year.

Most recently completing training with BRIEF International by international experts in the SFBT field Elliott Connie and Adam Froerer (US) as well as Evan George and Chris Iveson (UK).

Kerry is a member of the Australasian Solution Focused Association and is co-coordinator of the SFBT Interest Group in Perth, Western Australia. Any mental health practitioners working from an SFBT approach, or interested in learning more about working from this approach, are most welcome to join us. Group meetings are held bi-monthly on Saturday mornings 9:30am-11:30am. Please contact Kerry for more information.

Kerry has worked in a variety of organisations across Perth since 2008, and currently works part time for an organisation providing an Employee Assistance Program across Australia and New Zealand.

Kerry’s counselling approach is very much person-centred and solution focused. This orientation is not only respectful to the person but also empowering of the person they are. A counsellor holds a position of honour, through which we are invited into someone's life to share their most private thoughts. A person is the expert on their own life, and a counsellor can provide you with the space you need to enhance your self-awareness, gain in self-acceptance, and thereby discover for yourself the answers you are seeking.

Our Fees

Counselling fees are $100 for an hour session. Please note that as Invictus Counselling Service is a private counselling support service Medicare rebates are unavailable.

Benefits of Private Counselling Support

Avoid an Unnecessary Mental Health Diagnosis

You need a mental health diagnosis to access a Mental Health Care Plan through Medicare or private health insurance to receive a rebate. This diagnosis becomes a permanent part of your health records and certain diagnoses can limit job opportunities and increase health and life insurance premiums.

Through private counselling a mental health diagnosis is not required allowing you to seek support for common life challenges including work and personal stressors, grief, relationship and parenting struggles without a permanent and potentially unnecessary diagnosis on your record.

Maintain Your Confidentiality and Privacy

Your mental health diagnosis, private information, presenting issues, treatment plan and progress reports are provided to Medicare and private health insurance companies to assess eligibility for rebate payments.

Through private counselling your private information remains with your counsellor unless court ordered.

Choose Your Own Counsellor

Through Medicare or private health insurance you may be referred to 'preferred providers' who may have a conflict of interest if requested to provide brief treatment, dividing their loyalty between Medicare or the private health insurance company and yourself as the client. You may be placed on waiting lists for a few weeks and session times available may be inflexible or unsuitable for your busy schedule.

Through private counselling you choose the counsellor you feel most comfortable with at a suitable time, and this counsellor is ready to start sessions when you are to address your concerns as they happen, making treatment decisions based only on what would benefit yourself as the client.

Choose Your Length of Treatment 

Through Medicare or private health insurance session numbers are limited and may be insufficient to address underlying issues. Upon completion of your session entitlements you may be referred on for additional counselling support. If this is with a different counsellor or provider you may need to explain your experience and build a trusting relationship again. Alternatively you may need to wait a period of time until your session entitlement renew to access counselling support again.

Through private counselling you can access the right amount of sessions for yourself and can have a break when you feel you have resolved your current issue, then return to your chosen counsellor when ready for additional support to pick up where you left off.


Kerry was great and I've come a long way since working with her. It was useful having an experienced and objective opinion to remind me that I'm not crazy!! I really noticed the weeks when I didn't see her.

Kerry is great and always felt she understood my situation. Certainly would recommend and may want services again one day.

Kerry made me feel so at ease and that made me feel comfortable to talk my problems through with her, it helped me hugely.

Kerry helped me to work through the process of making an important decision that would affect the rest of my life. Two years on I am confident that I have made the best choice for me and I am at peace with, and stand firm in my decision. Kerry helped me see my self worth and that I need to do what is right for ME. I will always be grateful for the essential role Kerry played in helping me shape my future.

I consulted with Kerry from the Midvale office. I had never seen a Counsellor before and she made me feel very comfortable. She was very caring and understanding towards the problems I was experiencing. She helped me understand what was important to me, what I wanted to achieve and how to go about it in a positive way. She also encouraged me to see things from all perspectives which was a wonderful eye opener and a huge help. I gained so much from the sessions I had with Kerry and I would highly recommend her to others.

We aim to provide a positive counselling experience and find it useful to check in with clients after their session to ask for any feedback or suggestions to improve the counselling experience and counselling service provided. If you would like to provide feedback following your counselling session, it would just take a few minutes. You can let us know how your counselling experience went by completing a Client Satisfaction Survey and clicking the button below. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will be very helpful in continuing to improve the counselling support provided in future.

Booking Your First Session

We are conveniently located just minutes from Midland central at the Galbraith Chiropractic Centre. We offer free parking right outside our centre! Keep an eye out for the big pink and white Counselling Services flag. Telephone and Zoom counselling sessions are also available.

Contact Us

Invictus Counselling Service

Galbraith Chiropractic Centre

132 Morrison Road, corner of Cooper Street

Midland, 6056

Western Australia

Phone: 0439 395 714


Business Hours

Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday: 9 AM - 12 PM

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132 Morrison Road corner of Cooper Street in Midland, WA.

Zoom and Telephone Counselling Now Available!

Zoom provides a secure and encrypted online platform to maintain privacy and confidentiality for clients. Counselling sessions are conducted from a private home office and I recommend clients find a quiet confidential space without distractions from which to access and gain most benefit from their sessions. To ensure added security, sessions will NOT be recorded and hand written notes during the session will be taken as usual.

Online distance learning has been in place for many years and people find as much benefit from online training courses as they do with online counselling. Although the thought of online counselling can be daunting for those who have not used Zoom or online counselling previously, be assured this is a simple process. To access the Zoom session via your mobile phone download the Zoom App. A few minutes prior to your session you will receive an email with a Meeting ID and Password. Copy and paste the Meeting ID and Password into the Zoom App, and choose to Allow Audio and Allow Video to access the session. To access the Zoom session via your laptop simply click the link provided in the email you receive prior to the session. Follow the prompts to save the software if you have not accessed Zoom previously – this only takes a minute or two – and you will be directed to the Zoom session.

In this time of uncertainty we are fortunate that technological advances enable us to continue to connect with each other online to maintain normality in many areas of life, counselling support is one of these.

Contact Kerry on to book your session!

Individual Counselling

Individual Counselling can provide a different perspective on a situation you have been considering or struggling with for a while, and many people find it helpful to speak with someone who is outside of the challenging situation. Individual Counselling support can assist you in identifying the barriers to achieving your goals and resolving life challenges to help you make more purposeful and fulfilling life choices in relationships, employment, lifestyle, and health.

With support to become more mindful of self sabotaging thoughts and behaviours and learning strategies to manage these, you can regain your sense of control in life, strengthen your confidence, and ensure you are moving towards your chosen life path.

Couples Counselling

Couples Counselling can support a couple to identify their major challenges and the impact of these on their relationship, along with goals to work towards to resolve these. Each partner is supported to express their concerns to the other to be heard and understood. In this way, a couple can learn communication skills to assist in problem solving and having their needs met in future.

Each hour long session focuses on a topic to improve the relationship between a couple including communication skills, problem solving and identifying barriers to trust. Couples Counselling is not about who is to blame or who is right and wrong. It is about looking for ways to grow as a couple and making changes on both sides to improve the relationship. While the topics discussed can be challenging at times, practicing the skills learnt between sessions and focusing more on progress made towards a happy relationship rather than problems that arise is key.

Parent/Teen Relationship Counselling

Family conflict can involve physical or emotional abuse. Emotional abuse can include constant put downs and arguing, criticism, acting superior, minimising the impact of abuse, and blaming others for their behaviour, threatening and intimidating others, making unrealistic demands, lying, excessive jealousy, and controlling behaviours which can make a family feel isolated.

Parents may respond to such behaviours through denial, blaming themselves for their child’s behaviour, experiencing fear and anxiety in the home, sadness, anger, resentment, disappointment, or a sense of helplessness or incompetence as a parent, along with experiencing emotional fatigue from constantly defending yourself. This can result in “walking on eggshells” around the home, taking on responsibilities that should belong to the child, being inconsistent with house rules and consequences due to fear of an outburst, giving in when pressured, or becoming angry and returning the verbal abuse towards the child. A pattern of expecting negative behaviour can be created, and parents may struggle to see the child’s positive behaviour.

Counselling support can help a family to restore safe and respectful relationships through increasing empathy for the impact of behaviours on others and a sense of accountability for one’s behaviours. Strategies to identify and challenge unhelpful thought patterns, promote respectful communication with others, and self-calming skills can rebuild positive family relationships.

How we look at the past 

has a massive impact on what we see.

Chris​ Iveson - BRIEF

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