Servicing metropolitan, regional and rural areas surrounding West Melbourne including Geelong, Ballarat, Bacchus Marsh.
NDIS Services provided:
- Support for NDIS Access Form
- Occupational Therapy Functional Assessment
- This is helpful for NDIS planners and your healthcare team to provide an overview of your functional capacity, determine the level of impact of disability and identify further support needs
- Occupational Therapy Capacity Building
- Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services for NDIS participants under 7
- Range of services for NDIS participants over 7
- Assistive Technology Assessments and Reports
- Occupational therapy services
- Preventative mental health therapy
- Consults with schools, communities and government councils
Who do I support?
I offer trauma informed care to all clients to ensure you feel safe and comfortable to work with me and uncover different aspects of yourself. This can be a dysregulating experience to anyone, regardless of what your diagnoses may be. I value ensuring therapy is a safe space for you to explore your needs.
I support a range of differing abilities including those with diagnosed psychosocial disabilities such as major depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. I support children and teenagers with various diagnoses including intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, emotional dysregulation, anger and stress management and many others.
What is Occupational Therapy?
Each therapy session looks different given everyone has different goals! My speciality is my ability to break down tasks that seem overly complication, or perhaps even impossible and uncover which specific components of the task you need support with, and how to overcome those barriers. My time supporting you is not just limited to a therapy session. Below are some other ways I can support you:
- Advocate with families and NDIS participants to have the daily supports, equipment and services they need.
- Collaborate with families, schools and multi-disciplinary teams to ensure holistic understanding.
- Psychoeducation and develop coping strategies to manage secondary anxiety or depression.
Some examples of what Occupational therapy may look like have been listed below:
- Support young undiagnosed children to increase independence with showering and dressing
- Support child with ADHD to improve learning in school and home
- Support autistic child to improve anxiety and anger management
- Support autistic young adult to discover interests and personal values
- Support young girl with intellectual disability to safely use public transport
- Support young adult with anxiety to express emotions
- Support a mother with bipolar disorder to go for regular walks
- Support a father with major depressive disorder to better manage appointments
- Support stroke survivors to explore mobility equipment
The list really is endless. If you are interested to learn how Occupational Therapy can help, you can contact me.
I value evidence-informed practise, including recognition of the unique needs of neurodiverse populations. Neurodiverse populations may have difficulties with social interactions, learning, organising. In my practise I work with you to identify your strengths and unique ways to overcome your challenges whilst remaining true to yourself. Much of the work includes advocacy and education with parents, families, school systems and even with the clients themselves if they have not had the chance to understand themselves.
Before accepting your referral, I request an initial intake form be completed. I may request a meeting to get to know you better. I will also introduce myself, how I can support you and what my availability is to get started. This allows me to review your needs and ensure I am the best fit. I value transparency in everything I do and will openly answer any questions you may have.