Griffith Counselling

What is Coaching?

A confidential dialogue between a qualified coach and a client where the coach supports the client in becoming more expert in their own life. This outcome is achieved through the skilled use of questioning and specific goal setting, which the client commits too. The coaching relationship created provides a safe space where the client can use the coach as a sounding board for issues or proposed actions and the coach can challenge and provoke new ways of thinking or being by the client which add value in their professional and private lives.
Coaching involves one hour sessions focused around empowering you to create your vision in a range of life areas including health, personal development, sport and career.
Donna specialises in the areas of resilience, self-care and personal development coaching. Donna is an experienced motivational interviewer who use a future focused process of inquiry and personal discovery to assist clients in building their own levels of self-awareness and responsibility leading to a speedier achievement of action oriented goals.

Personal Development Coaching

Personal and career development through coaching assists people to clarify purpose, self belief and increase self confidence by identifying and breaking down barriers to growth and success. Based on a collaborative approach, coaching will assist you to ignite your potential as you build on existing skills, identify new strategies and abilities and maximize your strengths to reach new levels of achievement, satisfaction and balance in life.

Coaching may help you…

  • Clarify your definition of success
  • Define your values, your motivations and resulting behaviours
  • Manage challenging life transitions
  • Inspire passion for your work or business
  • Create a balanced and well paced life
  • Establish and achieve goals in areas of personal growth, health, relationships, career and finances.
  • Motivate daily action and consistent movement in the direction of goals
  • Prioritise your own intentional and active self-care and personal development plans

Leadership Development

Leadership development aims to create of an organisation-wide supportive culture of networks and a tailored set of tools for ongoing self-coaching.
Our Leadership development plan aims to create and facilitate leadership development programs that generate valuable insights and work to transform those insights into stellar leadership skills within your teams.
The Coaching Leadership effective leadership plans are based on an in-depth process, specific to your organisation. Identifying your key strengths, we leverage and maximise them as the core driver for your solution. By running tailored facilitated sessions for both individuals and teams, we unlock the true potential of your people and build a sustainable culture of performance.
We have been helping clients develop their leadership capacity and capital for years and understand the importance of supplying leaders with the practical skills and knowledge to support their journey to success. Our experience has shown us that there is no one personality that’s more likely to become a leader than another.
Developing leadership is all about tracking, controlling and mastering self awareness, confident decision-making and action.
Coaching Leadership will help enhance leadership at all levels: from senior managers all the way to entry level talent. Our approach is flexible and tailored to your business needs as we aim to develop proactive, innovative leaders who will drive your overall performance and profit.
Our mission is to empower leaders to excel and influence their people to achieve ever higher goals. And we always focus on success that can be measured.
Think about it, the best leaders may already in your business. By developing enhanced skills and behaviours, you can effectively deliver results, promote change and create meaning.

Our Counselling Services

Couples and Family


At The Counselling, Mediation & Relationship Centre, we recognize and know exactly how to deal with pain in a relationship and we have the professional tools to do it. We can help you regain closeness, passion, fun and get back that feeling of being ‘in love’.

Counselling can help a couple to:

  • Understand the relationship they currently share and how they feel about each other
  • Rediscover why they were attracted in the first place
  • Find out what they want from their relationship and from each other
  • Consider how both parties contribute to the current relationship
  • Identify what they are prepared to do to make the relationship work.

Counsellors don’t make judgements on who is right or wrong; they don’t tell clients what to do; and they don’t try to persuade people to stay together or to separate.

You’ll get tools and strategies to break destructive patterns, deal with old resentments and move towards a more supportive and intimate relationship. You will discover new ways to communicate and that will help you communicate more effectively with your partner, children, friends and colleagues.

Through couples relationship training we will work with you in a safe and constructive manner, so you both get to say what’s really going on for you.

If breaking up is what you need, we can help you identify and manage the process to minimise damage and help you heal and move on.

Couples and Family


Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) offers MEDIATION services that help couples affected by separation and divorce to resolve their parenting and property dispute.

Mediation is a structured problem solving process designed to assist parties to make independent decisions.

With the assistance of the mediator, parties identify the relevant issues in dispute, and explore options with a view to negotiating a mutually agreed outcome.

FDR is not only about resolving conflict it can help prevent conflict. If you know you will need to negotiate arrangements, especially as children grow and routines change, you can arrange to discuss this at FDR.

FDR is available not only for parents but also for grandparents or other family members who wish to make arrangements to have contact in the family.

We can help you identify what’s causing your unhappiness- so you feel at can understand it. Then we can give you strategies to deal with it. Practical, realistic strategies that give you some control.

We’ll provide feedback and insights on anything that might be holding you back, such as patterns or influences you no longer need.