Counselling is a process of confidentially talking through your personal challenges with a trained and experienced professional. The counsellor will help you explore your feelings, thoughts, and experiences. They can then work with you to develop strategies to help you cope and manage your emotions.
Through counselling, you can identify some underlying causes of your issues and learn effective ways to manage them. This can help you build resilience and develop a greater sense of self-awareness, which in turn can help you make positive changes in your life.
Counselling can also be beneficial for building self-esteem and self-confidence. By exploring your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgemental space, you can gain insight into your strengths and weaknesses. You can, then, more easily learn to value and appreciate yourself fully.
Finally, counselling can also help improve your relationships with others. By learning new communication skills and building self-awareness, you can improve your ability to connect with others and form healthy, fulfilling relationships.
Psychotherapy and counselling help individuals cope with challenges. This therapy explores underlying causes more in-depth than counselling typically does.
Psychotherapy helps gain a better understanding of how past experiences impact present behaviours. Next Step Professional Therapy offers counselling support based on psychodynamic psychotherapy.
This approach helps individuals explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviours to gain insight. It can recognise hindering patterns of behaviour and empower positive changes.
In Australia, psychotherapy is specialised and provided by trained counsellors, psychologists, or psychiatrists. The aim is to provide tailored high-quality therapy for specific needs.
NDIS Therapy Supports
Next Step is a therapy service that specialises in supporting NDIS participants on the Sunshine Coast. Unlike traditional therapy that’s provided in an office setting, Next Step offers in-home counselling. This ensures maximum comfort and privacy for participants with disabilities and affected by trauma.
NDIS plans may cover in-home counselling therapy supports under categories such as Improved Daily Living, Improved Living Arrangements, Social and Community Participation, Improved Relationships, and Health and Wellbeing. To determine if your plan covers counselling, you can contact your support coordinator or plan manager.
Next Step uses “Outcomes Star,” an evidence-based assessment tool, to monitor progress towards goals throughout the therapy process. This ensures that participants and the NDIS receive quality service in a timely manner.