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Do you ever have days where you wish you could sit down with someone who doesn’t know you but can listen to the drama of your life and say, “That must be tough” or “You’re doing a great job”? I know I do. Counselling can be invaluable for our kiddos and us as parents. But keep in mind it will look different for different people. Under the NDIS, a counsellor can help with things like stress management, trauma recovery, motivation and goal setting, and family relationships. If you haven’t tried it yet, I’d really recommend giving it a go. It can do wonders!

Counselling, under the NDIS, is like having a neutral sidekick, providing support for our kiddos and us as parents. It's a space where everyone's story is valued, and it's shaped to fit each unique journey. Here's a bit about what counselling offers:

1. Stress Management: Everyone feels stressed now and then. Counsellors have strategies to help manage and reduce it, so you can navigate life with a bit more ease.

2. Trauma Recovery: Life throws curveballs, and sometimes they leave marks. Counsellors provide a safe space for unpacking these experiences and finding pathways towards healing.

3. Motivation and Goal Setting: Need a bit of a pep talk or a roadmap for the future? Counsellors are ace at helping set realistic goals and reigniting that inner spark.

4. Family Relationships: Every family has its tiffs. Counselling helps smooth out the bumps, ensuring stronger and healthier relationships with loved ones.

5. Emotional Regulation: Those rollercoaster emotions? Counsellors provide tools to help manage and express feelings in healthier ways.

6. Conflict Resolution: Disagreements are a part of life. Counsellors offer strategies for resolving conflicts with understanding and empathy.

7. Grief Support: Loss can be overwhelming. Counsellors walk alongside, providing a pillar of support during the toughest of times.

8. Self-awareness: It's all about understanding oneself better. Counselling offers insights into patterns, behaviours, and emotions, empowering better life choices.

9. Communication Skills: Talking and listening can be harder than they seem. Counsellors can hone those skills, ensuring clearer, kinder communication with others.

10. Coping Skills: Life has its challenges. Counsellors introduce coping strategies, ensuring resilience during the tough moments.

Honestly, counselling can be a game-changer. It’s not about fixing anyone; it's about understanding, growth, and finding better ways to face life's challenges. The NDIS understands the worth of this service, making it accessible for those who'd benefit. So, if you've ever thought about seeking that extra support, why not give it a shot? You might find it’s just the thing you need.

While I've put my heart into aligning these tips with your NDIS path, the road can have its twists. Remember, these are just suggestions. Dive in, explore, and find what truly works for you. Sending you all my best vibes!

You're the best judge of whether this service fits your child's goals or not.