Professional Development Company (PDC)
(PDC) provides behaviour support therapy to NDIS registered participants. In addition, we provide our services to local Victorians. We apply person-centred values in consideration of our clients during our counselling and psychotherapy sessions. PDC makes home and school visits and welcomes clients and participants to the clinic for face-to-face appointments. However, depending on the situation with ‘COVID-19 lock down’, our therapists may need to use online video conferences and or telehealth.
Behaviour support therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists help NDIS participants, children, adolescents, adults and senior adults in the community of Victoria and Internationally that are suffering from any one or more of the below,
- Physical Disabilities and Sensory Disabilities,
- Vision and
- Mental health behaviours,
- Autism Spectrum Disorder,
- Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder (OCD,
- Panic attacks
- Bipolar affective disorder,
- Suicide Ideation
- Emotional well-being
In addition, our educational therapists support the needs of children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities/difficulties such as,
- Auditory processing disorder
We support our clients and NDIS participants with traditional therapies that help individuals with mental health behaviour and physical and emotional well-being. Additionally, activities such as deep-breathing exercises bring relief from depression and anxiety. Reducing irritability and restlessness allows the client to relax. Similarly, coupled with traditional therapeutical approaches, clients can gain from mindfulness through ‘crafting activities’, which reduces clients and participants’ anxiety and builds self-esteem, gives a sense of purpose and more. Sited: Sydney Morning Herald (2018) Susan Luckman has researched Crafting and mental health. <https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellness/how-craftaft-is-goood-for-our-health-20180727-p4ztyh.html>
Crafting develops interpersonal skills, manages behaviour, reduces stress and the impacts of trauma allowing, clients to achieve their goals that may have otherwise been considered impossible. Further, at PDC, we are always aware of the person-centred values that are essential when supporting clients and participants. Some of the therapeutic approaches we use include,
- Cognitive and
- Behaviour therapy,
- Exposure and Response-Prevention (ERP)
If you require behaviour support or counselling please contact,
P:0447262130 or E: email@example.com
SUPERVISION FOR COUNSELLORS
(You Find Success With Counselling & Supervision)
Our Supervisors are accredited by PACFA and ACA
Professional Supervision for Counsellors and Allied Professionals
Supervision is the process whereby a counsellor can speak to someone who is trained to identify any behavioural and/or psychological changes in the counsellor that could be due to an inability to cope with issues of one or more clients.
A supervisor is also responsible for challenging practices and informing supervisee’s of alternative theories and/or new practices, as well as changes in the industry. The supervisor is responsible for observing the mental health of their supervisee in turn protecting the public from poor practices.
Counsellors can face issues such as transference and burn out without any recognition of the symptoms. A professional supervisor would notice the symptoms long before the counsellor. Supervision is a learned discipline separate from counselling.
When are appointments available?
Do you use video conferencing for supervision such as, skype?
Do you have supervision group sessions?
What are your fees?
How often will I need Supervision?
What about confidentiality and supervision agreements?
Approach used in counselling
We use an eclectic approach for counselling, narrative, cognitive behaviour therapy and others.
Fees for counselling sessions: sliding scale starts at: $100 for 1 hour session. For more information about our sliding scale contact, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone:0447262130