Our Counselling Practice
Purpose For Life Counselling are a passionate and affordable group of therapists in the Bella Vista area specialising in family and relationships counselling. We offer qualified personnel to assist with emotional crises such as depression and anxiety, as well as grief and loss. Our group consists of like-minded colleagues with varying skills and abilities spread over the Hills district.
One of the principals of this service is Ian Parkin who has worked with couples and families since 1991. He has offices in Castle Hill, Northmead and Windsor.
“Having a male counsellor helped my husband decide to come to couples therapy after the affair. Our relationship is so much better now.” (Nov, 2010)Jillian
"Ian gave us communication tools to work through our disagreements. He was fantastic and our marriage is now better, stronger and twice the fun." (July, 2015)Robert
“After surviving a cruel and abusive father and two failed marriages with abusive husbands, Ian is the first man in my life to treat me with dignity and respect.” (July, 2013)Diane
“When I started thinking I wanted to kill myself I knew I needed help. Thankfully I found Ian on the internet. I am now living life better and no longer have those feelings that at the time were so overwhelming.” (Jan, 2015)Matthew
“I was recommended to Ian after my treatment in a well known rehabilitation clinic. He helped me continue on my journey to recovery.” (April, 2011)Dennis
"My husband was addicted to internet porn. I am so grateful he went to see Ian as before he went it was affecting our relationship." (June, 2012)Susan
“When I retired I felt I was past my “use by date”. Having spent time with Ian I found purpose and meaning for my life. I have no hesitation in recommending him to others in this situation.” (Feb, 2014)Peter
“When our teenage daughter became difficult to manage my husband and I went with her to see Ian. The one word that still resonates with us all from those meetings is “consequences.” (May, 2009)Eva
“Ian was recommended to me when our marriage fell apart. He has helped me maintain my perspective and avoid many of the pitfalls. My ex-wife and I are now in an amazing place regarding our relationship. I can recommend him to anyone in a similar situation.” (March, 2015)Terry
Frequently Asked Questions
What is counselling overall?
This is a process of sitting with someone when you are in a time of need.
This someone will listen to you with compassion, encourage you with integrity and help you discover wisdom for your life.
How many sessions do you think I may require?
The number of sessions may depend on the requirements of each client or couple.
It is important to think in terms of at least four sessions initially with a review after that time.
Are you a psychologist?
In the group of therapists associated with this service there is one psychologist registered with APS (Australian Psychology Society) and one Social worker.
If this is considered important a referral can be arranged when you call.