Counselling    Access specialist psychology support in Victoria

One of the least recognised aspects of disability is the psychological impact. For those who acquire a disability, it's often difficult to adjust to life when the way you do things and the way you feel about yourself has changed. Even for those who have lived with disability since birth, each new phase of life brings new challenges. The lives of your family members may also be affected in different ways.


When it was first established in 2001, our psychology service was the first of its kind in Victoria. Today we remain one of only a handful of organisations offering disability specific counselling and psychological services. Our specialty is working with people with a spinal cord injury or people who have had polio, but we also counsel people dealing with any form of physical disability.


Our counselling service is available to individuals, couples or families in Victoria who seek greater health, happiness and enjoyment in their lives. We address a wide range of concerns including:

  • depression
  • grief and loss
  • adjustment to living with a disability
  • anger
  • intimacy and sexuality concerns
  • self-esteem
  • family and relationship conflict
  • stress and anxiety
  • identity issues thoughts of suicide
  • social isolation
  • disability and ageing
  • pain and fatigue


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Please note our service does not receive any direct government funding. Through the generosity of donations, trusts and bequests we can make our clinical psychology service accessible to individuals, couples and families with disabilities for therapy or counselling.


For more information about our counselling service, please call us on 1300 704 456, email [email protected] or leave us your contact details on the enquiry form on this page.


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