At The Jacaranda Centre we recognise that not everyone wants or needs to see a therapist one on one. This is where groups can be a great avenue to accessing support and information, in a group of peers with similar difficulties which can be validating and may even facilitate change faster than from individual therapy in some cases.
Attending a group can also be a good addition to having individual therapy, especially where people feel alone in their problems and will benefit from discussing and practicing skills in the group context. It is usually a good idea to take a break from individual therapy while attending a group.
Groups can also be a more affordable option compared to individual therapy, costing usually around one third to half the cost of one on one appointments. Additionally, if the person attending the group is eligible for a Mental Health Plan from their GP then up to 10 group sessions can be rebated per calendar year, on top of the 10 sessions available in individual therapy (that is, 20 rebates in total). The group rate rebate is usually at least one third of the cost of attending which makes attending even more affordable.
If your child has an NDIS plan that allows for early childhood or therapeutic supports then they may be able to attend under their NDIS plan with no out of pocket expense (apart from costs incurred attending the centre).
Please contact us to request a seminar for your workplace either at The Jacaranda Centre or in your place of work.
We have a fully equipped seminar room for your comfort which takes the stress out of organising space in your own workplace. We do all of the set up and pack up, as well as provide refreshments so that your team can focus on getting the most out of the content, free from workplace distractions.
We have also recently been involved in an exciting Innovative Project providing intensive mentoring support to a local early childcare centre aimed at modifying and improving systems for long term shifts to better support children with trauma backgrounds. Contac us if you are an Early Childcare Centre and would like more information about how we can mentor you staff.
Recent presentations from our Psychologists include:
The Cool Little Kids Program is a group treatment program for parents of children aged 3-6 years who exhibit excessive shyness or anxiety.
The program equips parents with both knowledge, practical skills and tips on how to help their child manage and overcome anxiety.