Counselling That Cares

Rachel Viss is an experienced counselling professional with over twenty years of experience and works with individuals, couples and families. Based in the Coffs Harbour region, NSW.


20 mins free consultation

- Anxiety, depression
- Trauma recovery
- Grief and loss
- Family of origin issues
- Domestic violence


20 mins free consultation

- Improving couple relationship
- Rebuilding after relationship ruptures or betrayal
- Infidelity and affairs
- Separation and divorce
- Complex trauma and its impact on the relationship


20 mins free consultation

- Parenting
- Step-families
- Working with children and young people

Counselling & Therapy in Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia

Life Tree Counselling offers counselling which is:-

Flexible: After hours and Sunday afternoons, with 1 hour or 1.5 sessions available. I offer sessions in person and online.

Caring: I run a part-time service, so can focus on personal planning for your individual needs.

Affordable: session rates, for individuals, couples, and families.

Supporting you to make the changes you are looking for in your life.

"Rachel Viss helped my daughter and I reconnect in difficult circumstances and I will be eternally grateful for her help. Her sessions are well planned and she creates a safe judgment-free environment where people can communicate in a guided way. I never felt pushed to go somewhere I wasn’t ready for, nor did I ever feel hurried at the end of the session and nor have I ever come out of a session feeling as though we didn’t make progress. She is a kind and gentle person who helped us do what I thought may never be possible. She is very professional and has numerous strategies, techniques and skills that she can apply depending on the situation. As you can now tell from my review I thoroughly recommend her and wish you all good fortune with your journeys."



After hours, weekends, in-person and online counselling.


Personal planning for your individual needs.


Session rates, for individuals, couples, and families.

I will create a safe place for you and your loved ones.

In the process I will be committed to you , your goals, celebrating your successes and supporting you to find solutions to your life.  I won’t be taking a stab in the dark with you, over your life.

I have a clear map which we can follow, which is evidence- based, showing us what direction to head in, for long-lasting change. If I don’t have the right answers, I will try to find them for you or refer you to another person who might help.


Degrees & Qualifications

Bachelor of Social Work, Queensland University, 1996

Graduate Diploma in Relationship Counselling, Relationships Australia, 2019

Supervised Clinical Counselling, Relationships Australia

Associations & Memberships

Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers

The International Centre For Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy