Counselling & Psychotherapy

Welcome to the Counselling Clinic, How May We Help You?

Are you dealing with a specific challenge in your life? Are you experiencing a general sense of anxiety that you simply cannot explain? If you know that something is wrong and you cannot cope with it on your own, you’ve come to the right place.

We are here to help you identify the problem and overcome it in a healthy, and life enriching process.

The Counselling Clinic offers psychotherapy and counselling for conditions like mental health (such as addiction, depression and anxiety), couple and relationship therapy in either one-on-one or group sessions. 

We offer a range of ways to connect including in person at our offices, phone or online/zoom sessions. Just let us know your needs and we’ll work together to get you the treatment and support you deserve.

Are you dealing with...

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Addiction Counselling

If you or a loved one are struggling with an addiction or compulsive behaviour and want to be free, without feeling exposed, judged or ashamed. Our confidential treatment program can help you get your lives back on track. 
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Mental Health Counselling

If you're dealing with mental health barriers and you want to understand and manage your experience without feeling labelled, judged or alone. Our supportive therapy will empower you to take control.
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Trauma Counselling

Do you want assistance to heal your emotional and psychological pain without feeling pressured, boxed in or misunderstood. Our supportive therapists’ are here to help and will gently walk the journey with you.  
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Who We Are
We are counselling and psychotherapy professionals committed to making mental health treatment effective and accessible.

The principal clinician at the Counselling Clinic is John Couto, a professionally trained counsellor and psychotherapist. Over the past 12 years, John has specialised in treating diverse mental health issues like addiction and trauma, through to relationship and family counselling, working with all ages from children to adults in various settings.

John and the rest of the Counselling Clinic team focus on providing in-depth counselling to:

  • Identify issues and behaviour at the root of problems
  • Develop care plans to relieve symptoms or angst associated with the problems
  • Facilitate a greater sense of freedom and autonomy through mental health improvement
  • Assist in improving self-esteem, resilience and healthy behaviour patterns
  • Strengthen and maintain relationships and supportive network
Step 1
Contact Us

Touch base with us via phone or email and organise a phone consultation

Step 2

Together we will explore your needs, book an appointment and begin the journey

Step 3

Give yourself the chance to discover who you really are and what you really need

Step 4

Your habits, your relationships, your health and your life

Reasons to Contact Us

Can psychotherapy and counselling help you? Should you seek therapy? There are several reasons you should get in touch with professionals like the team working at the Counselling Clinic.

Are you dealing with any of the following:

  • Grief or loss
  • Adjustment to major life transitions
  • Insomnia, anxiety, mood swings, depression or persistent feelings of sadness
  • Abusive or difficult relationships
  • Feeling stuck or unable to shift behaviour patterns
  • Difficulty understanding your own self, who you are and what you want to accomplish in life 
If you identify with any of these issues, you might benefit from professional counselling. Together, we’ll take a deeper look at the issue and its root causes. Through the process, you will gain a better understanding of yourself, what moves you forward and which coping strategies are best for you.

John Couto and the professional psychotherapy staff at the Counselling Clinic can help you cope with your issues in healthy and enriching ways. Simply complete the form or call us on 02 6294 8013 and we can begin the journey together.

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The Counselling Clinic was conceived to make in-depth counselling and psychotherapy services benefits known and easily accessible and available to the broader community.

Book Now 02 6294 8013

Fax (02) 6169 3040



The Counselling Clinic
12 Wootton Crescent
Gordon Canberra
ACT 2906