Raising a child with autism presents a unique set of obstacles that may be especially difficult to overcome for parents, carers, and siblings alike.
Our family counselling program aims to educate and support parents in managing stress, frustration, anxiety, and relationship difficulties that may arise from these challenges. The goal is to provide families with effective skills and coping mechanisms that lead to stress reduction, better communication, and an increase in health and wellbeing for both caregiver and child.
Our program structure is flexible and tailored specifically to the goals of each family, including
both session frequency and the number of sessions. We have different approaches to counselling to suit your specific situation:
Michelle is a strong advocate for autism awareness and inclusion, with a distinct passion for parental & caregiver support.
After her experience of raising two boys with ASD, Michelle decided to change direction in her career. She went on to complete a Bachelor of Psychological Science and a Master of Counselling with the intent to support parents & caregivers of children with autism of which she saw a community need for.
In 2020 Michelle started working in the Specialist Services branch at Irabina, supporting parents of children in the Severe Behaviour Day Treatment Program and Feeding Programs. Michelle is now spreading her scope by offering counselling services with a specific focus on the impact that autism has on individuals, couples and within a family.
Call today to enquire, we are available Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 5:00PM. Outside of these hours, please use the form below. Counselling sessions consist of 50 minutes with frequency determined by clients and counsellor at $100 per session.* Mandatory field