Counselling services aim to assist participants and their support network when exploring and managing difficult circumstances and behaviours. Living with a disability can be both mentally and physically challenging, which can be grounds for mental health problems such as anger, depression and anxiety along with many others. Counselling services assist in addressing these issues and specifically providing a space where an participant can learn to cope with their disability whilst adapting to the changes it brings.

In delivering this service, our qualified staff will be utilising strength-based, narrative and trauma-informed approaches, the task-centred practice model and psychosocial intervention. Our goal is to make a positive impact in-turn enhancing the participant’s life.

Our counselling service is designed for participants with an intellectual disability experiencing any of the following:

  • Changes in behaviour
  • Lack of confidence
  • Lack of interest in daily activities
  • Avoidance of people and/or events
  • Ability to communicate
  • Decision-making
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Restlessness or irritability
  • Experiencing flashbacks or reliving traumatic experiences

This list is not exhausted, if you have any other concerns or are seeking reassurance, please contact us for more information or to be connected to the right service.

Process & Methods

Our qualified staff will first work on building rapport with the participant, this is usually done with the participant’s choice of activity or can be an activity prompted by staff.

We then follow a process which aims to action the following:

  • In-depth discussion regarding concerns
  • Formulation of counselling goals based on personal and/or NDIS goals
  • Intervention tailored to the participants needs and problem solving
  • Providing evidence-based resources to take away whilst continuously evaluating strategies and circumstances


Can Ndis Help?

Our counselling services are accessible via the participants NDIS plan, these services fall under the capacity building – improved daily living category.

Service Delivery

Our qualified staff offer counselling services face-to-face at Miraa House or alternatively, in the participants home. To ensure our service is accessible by all, we also offer telehealth appointments.

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