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Your Storyline is a niche psychotherapy service based in Adelaide, South Australia, specializing in life transition issues and gerontological care. Under the former name of MBH Mobile Counselling Service, it began operation in 2012. It offers quality in-home or on-site counselling, consultancy and training.

Your Storyline Counselling Service

** Please note the mobile service is only available for the eastern suburbs of Adelaide or selected retirement villages that have partnered with Your Storyline - please scroll down to the end of this page for a full listing of suburbs within the zone of service or for info on Skype consultations **

This service is particularly interested in the unique needs of older adults, those with a disability or life limiting illness, carers and the experience of motherhood for contemporary women. It uses evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Committment Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. It can assist with the following issues:

  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief & Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Carer Support
  • Pain Management
  • Coping with Illness/ Palliative Care
  • New Parenthood Support
  • Depression
  • Improve Relationships
  • Social Integration
  • Trauma Management

The idea of counselling can be scary. It may conjure up feelings of failure or simply be something that you are not familiar with. Emotional health can be looked at in the same way as physical health. Both are equally important and, if left untreated, can result in further complications.

Accessing this service is easy. You can either get a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP or receive counselling with no Medicare rebate. Please contact Felicity, the principle counsellor of Your Storyline, by either phoning 0410 90 4332 or sending an email via the contacts page on this site to discuss if this service can assist you. You might also want to print out the information on the referrers page and give it to your GP. Please note that this service is limited to Wednesdays for general clients and Thursdays for those in selected retirement villages.

Your Storyline is committed to providing an accessible and affordable counselling service. Clients with a Mental Health Care Plan receive:

>  A significant Medicare rebate that is rebated electronically on the spot

>  Concessions are available for those who have a pensioner card. The standard gap for all other clientele is $33.65.

>  Bulk billing (free service) for residents of a long term care facility - please note this service is only available for those in the east or inner north of Adelaide and for those who have already been triaged through the 'resident consultancy package' (see the Seniors and Disability page on this site)

>  If you do not want to obtain a Mental Health Care Plan from you GP you can still access this (home visit) service. The standard rate is $130 per 50min consult.

RETIREMENT VILLAGES

Residents in selected retirment villages also have access to a Medicare rebate and the same applies as per above ie. $33.65 gap for a standard a consult and concession for those with a pensioner card. All initial appointments are made via staff at the Village in negotiation with the resident and a minimum of three booked clients are needed before this service can commence.

In addittion to the booked appointment service - a 'drop in' service is also available. Dates and times are negotiated with each village and residents can see a clinician from this service without needing a Mental Health Care Plan. Rates are below:

>  $40 for 30minutes

>  $80 for 60minutes

Please note that the first three sessions are half price!  Easy electronic payment processing is available for your convenience.


The 'Living Well' seminar to Retire Australia residents of Port Lincoln, March 2017

Your Storyline Consultancy Service

Felicity Chapman, principle counsellor, offers a consultancy service to anyone seeking to better understand the needs of those she is most committed to: older adults and new mothers. Drawing on her years of knowledge and experience with these two populations she can offer advice on many issues pertaining to the unique needs of both groups of people. This may be in relation to concerns for a particular individual or it may be related to a group or organisational context.

She has worked extensively in both aged care facility and perinatal contexts and her friendly yet skillful approach will ensure that your concerns are listened to and relevant recommendations provided. Simply phone her on 0410 90 4332 or send an email via the contacts page on this site to discuss your requirements and how she might assist.

Your Storyline Training Service

Currently training around gerontological issues are available in one of two ways: to graduate counselling students at the University of Adelaide through the Counselling Seniors lecture and to long term facility staff through the Managing Resident Distress workshop.

The Managing Resident Distress workshop is relevant for all residential facility staff. Participants will learn about types of resident distress, the 4 D’s and grief, the 4 dementias and how to implement the C.A.R.E. Plan. Depending on length of module there is also opportunity for case discussion, supervised training in skill development  and a ‘caring for yourself’ segment.

There are two packages available:

>  One hour introductory workshop for $250

>  Two hour comprehensive workshop for $450

Each workshop includes facilitation, professionally bound participant manuals, slides, handouts and certificates of attendance.

Suburbs within the zone of service

Please note that a travel fee applies for all suburbs immediately outside of the service zone. If you are outside the service zone you are welcome to access phone or Skype counselling for $120 per hour consult (note this is not a subsidized service). Feel free to contact me with your no obligation enquiry.

Auldana

Beaumont

Beulah Park

Burnside

College Park

Collinswood

Dulwich

Erindale

Evandale

Felixstow

Firle

Frewville

Fullarton

Gilberton

Glen Osmond

Glenside

Glenunga

Glynde

Hackney

Hazelwood Park

Hectorville

Joslin

Kensington

Kensington Gardens

Kensington Park

Kent Town

Klemzig

Leabrook

Linden Park

Magill

Manningham

Marden

Marryatville

Maylands

Medindie

Medindie Gardens

Myrtle Bank

Norwood

Payneham

Rose Park

Rosslyn Park

Royston Park

Stonyfell

St Georges

St Morris

St Peters

Tranmere

Tusmore

Toorak Gardens

Trinity Gardens

Vale Park

Walkerville

Wattle Park
















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Benefits of counselling can include:

Understanding

Getting Perspective

Validation

Information

Relief

Skills Training

Clarification

Problem Solving

Personal Growth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retire Australia resident feedback on 'Living Well' seminars:

"Practical, and had me remembering how much I loved being with people in my work. That's what I value - people."

"Brilliant! Very interesting and relevant."

"I thought it was marvellous and loved the relaxation bit at the end."

 

 

 

 

"[The lecture] was incredibly informative and the supporting pdfs are a great help. We were particularly interested in your accounts of your work and certainly wished we had more time to hear of your first hand experience."

Marie - University of Adelaide psychotherapy student

"Thank you so much for the handouts and thank you for a great lecture. We all really enjoyed it and meeting you."

Jenni - University of Adelaide psychotherapy student

 

   

"Felicity was able to demonstrate excellent calming skills and gave us lots of useful strategies."

Lyne Walton, OT - Managing Resident workshop participant and Lutheran Homes Incorporated (LHI)  staff member

"Handouts very helpful. Content spot on to our role. Enjoyed relaxation at the end."

Managing Resident Distress workshop participant and LHI staff member

"Very engaging speaker with excellent insight and experience. Calming and caring demeanour."

Managing Resident Distress workshop participant and LHI staff member