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Our NDIS coaches and professionals are experienced in providing psychosocial support. They take the time to listen to your story and understand the direction you want to take. They will work with you to build a solutions-focused plan and support you to live the life you want.
Which psychosocial support is right for you?
What can I expect from our coaches and counsellors?
Our coaches and counsellors are experienced in providing psychosocial support. They will work with you to self-direct and grow in the direction you want.
They understand that you are the expert in your own life. They recognise that you are able to make your own choices and you have the ability to solve problems for yourself.
They don’t focus on labels or disability – they focus on solutions and getting things done!
A good NDIS coach or counsellor will:
Why an online approach is beneficial
Goal Coach’s psychosocial support services are generally delivered online as virtual services, also known as ‘telehealth’. It may be different from what you’re used to, but there are plenty of benefits to be gained from having virtual coaching or counselling appointments.
A Coach should work with you to identify goals the you want to work towards. A good coach will work with you to self-direct and grow in the direction you want to go.
They know that you can make your own choices and have the ability to solve problems for yourself. You should expect a coach to be focusing on solutions and getting things moving, not just focusing on issues and barriers. Coaches should also work with others who support you, to make sure they understand how to best assist you achieve your goals and outcomes. They should work with you to develop a plan for when things might not be going so well. This can assist in ensuring that you are supported in a way that works best for you.
Recovery coaching is not support coordination or support work. Like support coordinators, recovery coaches know all about the NDIS and the price guide, build community connections, help you achieve your NDIS goals. They also can help you with NDIS reviews, establish your supports, problem-solve and manage unexpected situations.
But recovery coaches are ALSO recovery practitioners, with specialist knowledge, skills and experience in working in a way that supports people with psychosocial disability and mental illness to live as empowered citizens and build a life that’s not defined by their diagnosis.
When you’re looking for an NDIS recovery coach you should ask them about their experience and qualifications. You want to know they have the skills and capability to support you well. The minimum qualifications you should expect are a Certificate IV in Mental Health or Mental Health Peer Work and have at least 2 years relevant work experience. But it’s not just about the training, you should feel that they are the right coach for you and a good fit.
As of July 2022, the standard hourly rate for NDIS recovery coaching in metropolitan areas is $93.34. If you do not have an NDIS plan but are interested in accessing our qualified and experienced staff, reach out to our customer success team for more information.
Family, friends, and colleagues may be able to refer you to an NDIS psychosocial recovery coach across Australia, or you may be able to find one online. Remember – it is important to assess the credentials of the recovery coach and take the time to feel more comfortable with them. At Goal Coach, we provide a psychosocial recovery coaching service and are onboarding new clients. Our team is led by nationally recognised experts in NDIS mental health.
People with NDIS plans have the option to select to work with coaches that have learnt experience or lived experience.
Coaches with lived experience are also referred to as peer coaches and are people that openly identify and use their lived experience of mental illness and recovery as part of their work.
Professional Peers are powerful role models for hope and demonstrate the possibility of successful recovery. They can walk alongside people and can provide unique expertise when developing recovery goals.
Their work is informed by the principles of peer work practice, which has guidance on how to effectively and safely draw on their own experiences to foster hope and guide people towards self-management and recovery.
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