Blu Ripples Counselling and Consulting Services is proud to announce that Founder, Katherine Foster has recently obtained a DISC Accreditation through the Institute of Motivational Living and ACER Education Australia.
DISC (IML) is a powerful personality profile system that allows accredited practitioners to administer and analyse a clients personality over a period of time and variable settings.
For More information on DISC or Blu Ripples Psychometric Services including personality profiling please contact Katherine on 1300 300 557.
Blu Ripples Online Appointment – Booking Form – Convenient, Fast and Reliable for the busy professional, parent or individual.
Blu Ripples is proud to announce the launch of our new online appointments – booking form.
Convenient, Fast and Reliable our online appointment – booking form is available when you are (day or night). Simply click on to our Home Page and then click on the Make an Appointment Button to the right hand side of the home page just above client testimonials; fill in your details and Blu Ripples will get back to you within 1 business day to confirm availability or to offer an alternative appointment time, should the clients first option be unavailable.
Alternatively current and perspective clients are welcome (as always) to contact Katherine directly on 1300 300 557 and schedule a counselling, career consulting or development appointment via telephone.
Find out more about our Skype Personal, Career and Workplace Counselling, Consulting and Development Services now
Blu Ripples Workplace (EAP) Counselling Services – Providing a new perspective to workplace challenges
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Blu Ripples Founder, Katherine Foster has attained clearance to work with children and youth in a paid or unpaid capacity in accordance with Office of Children’s Guardian (NSW Government) requirements – clearance granted until Jan 2020.
Blu Ripples Founder, Katherine Foster has received her updated Working with Children Clearance through the Office of Children’s Guardian (NSW Government) today (12 Jan 2015).
A Working With Children Check is a prerequisite for anyone in child-related work. It involves a national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct (source Office of Children’s Guardian website).
Thus, Katherine has been granted clearance to work with Children (0-18 years of age) either in a paid or unpaid capacity until Jan 2020 at which point Katherine will be required to undertake another Working With Children Check in accordance with current legislation.
For further information on the Working With Children Check- requirements for obtaining and maintaining a clearance to work with children please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website. To verify Katherine’s clearance status prior to engaging Blu Ripples (Katherine) for the purposes of helping your child or teenager with respect to our counselling, career consulting, training, workshops, and events please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website and go to “verifying a working with children check status”. For all additional queries pertaining to Katherine’s clearance please contact her directly on 1300 300 557.
Psychometric Testing evaluates an individuals strengths and areas requiring additional development or refinement for the purposes of personal or professional development
Blu Ripples is proud to announce the Launch of our Psychometric Profiling Services page on our current website.
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HIP HIP HORRAY A NEW WORK YEAR STARTS TODAY!!!!
Can you feel the excitement building up in your system, the adrenalin pumping through your veins, as you jump out of bed and embrace the day ahead. For today is the first day back at work after the Christmas Holidays. As you eagerly prepare yourself for work your mind wonders to the new possibilities of promotions, transfers, money, new learning opportunities, the ability to challenge yourself on a physical, mental and emotional level over the next 11 months and 2.5 weeks. Oh the sweet joy, the thrill and the sheer exhilaration of it all.
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When should I breach confidentiality?
Recently, one was made aware of and responded to the above stated question, pertaining to confidentiality, posted on a professional networking site. So when is it OK to break confidentiality in the workplace? Read More
Posted in Workplace Counselling Posted on November 20, 2011
Are you experiencing verbal abuse in the workplace?
Many readers I am sure have heard of Donald Duck the famous Disney character; Donald can be such a loveable character one minute and then in a split second he can lose his temper, go bright red in the face and start quacking like there is no tomorrow with little regard for the consequences and/or the character he just quacked down.
Have you experienced or are you currently experience such a character in your workplace? Speaking from personal experience one confirms that I too have experienced such a character in my professional background.
So how do you cope with such a character? There are many different strategies you can use but basically from ones perspective it boils down to three key questions: –
Why do you want to keep this job?
Why do you believe you are not worthy of a better working environment?
Where are you emotionally ?
From ones personal experience I can tell you that for me it was all about saving a deposit for my first home, having a good employment history to demonstrate to the banks that we were worthy customers and thirdly if I was to leave this employer who would hire me given that they (my employers) would surely not give me a good reference because somehow their bad behaviour had to be as a result of something I did (not true – but it was my cognitions [thoughts] at the time).
Maybe my scenario rings true for your or maybe you perceive your situation is different; it does not matter, at the end of the day it comes down to these three (3) questions and how long it will take for you to realise you deserve and are entitled to so much better than this.
In closing, if you are experiencing verbal abuse in the workplace have the courage to seek emotional support from a trusted friend and/or counsellor; a strong support network is essential in these types of situations.