At Sheridan Psychology, we believe that counselling and specialist psychological support for a person living with a disability is very important component for greater well-being. We are no longer registered as a service provider under the NDIS scheme, due to the changes introduced from 31.03.19. However, we continue to support participants with a disability who are self-managed or plan managed under the NDIS scheme, with specialist psychological services.
Sheridan’s Psychology counsellors and psychologists can help you to
- identify and work towards new goals
- find relief from negative feelings
- minimise the impact of anxiety and depression in your life
- find new tools and techniques for coping with challenges
- manage mental health disorders by creating a plan, offering support and treatment with a trained professional
- improve your social skills to develop and enhance your relationships
- feel more independent
Counselling and psychology can assist in various areas. Some of these are:
- Difficulty making (important) decisions
- Family or relationship issues
- Treatment for depression
- Treatment for anxiety
- Low self esteem
- Anger management
- Coping with death/separation/divorce
- Stress and stress management
- Sexual abuse
- Career change or job loss
- Adapting to life transitions
- Difficult life events
- Traumatic experiences
- Social difficulties
- Phobias and fears
- Behavioural issues
- Pain management
Often a good place to start is just talking about whatever it is that either concerns you or what you would like to achieve through counselling or psychology.
Therapy can provide you with new skills and strategies to move towards the goals you have set for yourself. Therapy can be an empowering process that can help you to build and make use of your own resources and make long lasting changes.
How can psychologists and counsellors help family members, partners and support workers?
Family members, partners and support workers may find themselves experiencing times where it is difficult to come to terms with the disability and adapting to a lifestyle that might involve a number of challenges.
Research has shown that carers are better able to support and advocate for family members with disability by having their own socio-emotional needs attended to within a therapeutic relationship such as counselling and psychology.
At Sheridan’s Psychology we are aware of the impact a disability can have on family members, partners and support workers. That is why we offer our assistance to help you be the best support you can be for your loved one in times when it might be tough or particularly hard going. The aim is to provide a safe and supportive environment for you to discuss your concerns and explore ways of making things more manageable.
What is the NDIS? The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS replaces the old system of block funding with individualised funding.
What does individualised funding mean? Previously, organisations providing supports would receive funding and the individual would have to go where the funding was, whether or not it really suited them. With the new NDIS model, people are now receiving individualised funding which allows them to chose which organisation they would like to have support them to achieve their goals.
Sheridan’s Psychology was a Registered Provider with the NDIS, administered by the Australian government agency NDIA however due to costly fees to remain as a registered service provider we decided to support participants with a disability who are self-managed or plan managed under the NDIS scheme, with specialist psychological services. Our service agreement, confidentiality and services remain as per the NDIA guidelines
If you would like to access these therapy services, you can speak with your Support Coordinator, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ann on 0421 542 291
We are here to support you to reach your goals.