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Counselling and Mental Health

Support for people with disability

Counselling and Mental Health Support for People with Disabilities 

Access specialist counselling support in South Australia


For those who have lived with disability since birth, each new phase of life brings new challenges. The lives of your family members may also be affected in different ways. For those who acquire a disability, it's often difficult to adjust to life when the way you do things and the way you feel about yourself has changed.

One of the least recognised aspects of disability is the psychological impact.

First established in 2001, the psychology service was the first of its kind in South Australia. Today, Therapeutic Dog Services Incorporated remain one of only a handful of organisations offering disability specific counselling and psychological services. Specialty is working with people living with various disability, from a spinal cord injury or people who have acquired bran injury, but we also counsel people dealing with any form of physical disability.


The counselling service is available to individuals, couples or families in South Australia who seek greater health, happiness and enjoyment in their lives. Address a wide range of concerns including:

  • depression

  • grief and loss

  • adjustment to living with a disability

  • anger

  • intimacy and sexuality concerns

  • self-esteem

  • family and relationship conflict

  • stress and anxiety

  • identity issues thoughts of suicide

  • social isolation

  • disability and ageing

  • pain and fatigue


Clinical Therapist Jody Morrish


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