Counselling service specifically for people living with spinal cord injury
SCIA is piloting a counselling service for people with spinal cord injury (SCI) and their family members, carers and immediate network. Because having an SCI is a unique life experience, our expertise in this area means you will be speaking to someone who understands your injury and the challenges that brings to the individual and those closest to them.
We’re offering 12 free 50 minute counselling sessions per person. The sessions will be held in our Sydney city office each Tuesday, or in our Little Bay office every Friday.
How counselling can help you
People seek counselling for a number of reasons, including experiencing stress, major life transitions, burn-out, anxiety, grief/loss or depression.
Our counselling service will provide you with a safe, respectful and supported place to discuss your concerns, worries and stresses in complete confidence. No issue is too big or small. You will learn strategies to deal with your concerns and gain a clearer perspective on your life.
Maree Hunt is in the final year of her Post Graduate Diploma of Counselling at the Australian College of Applied Psychology and is completing her placement at Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA). Maree has worked for SCIA for more than two years assisting people with spinal cord injury access our accommodation, grants, advocacy, employment and social events programs. She is dedicated to working with people with a disability and their families to ensure they have the supports they need to overcome obstacles in their lives and thrive.
Maree is being supported by Fiona Jackson who holds a BA Communications, Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and is an accredited member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.
If you need to talk to someone immediately please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au
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