Counselling

Counselling Service

People living with Parkinson’s, carers, family members and other supporters can access the services of two Parkinson’s NSW Counsellors. This service is provided at no cost to the user. Counselling is available via phone or videoconferencing anywhere in NSW, or in person in metropolitan Sydney.

Our Counsellors are skilled in a range of issues surrounding Parkinson’s, including but not limited to:

  • Information and support around coping with a Parkinson’s diagnosis
  • Coping strategies to deal with the physical and emotional impacts of Parkinson’s
  • Carer stress or concerns
  • Changes to mood, thinking or physical abilities
  • Disclosing your Parkinson’s to others and dealing with others’ reactions
  • Dealing with changes to work roles, relationships, and usual activities/interests
  • Treating apathy, depression or anxiety
  • Maintaining your sense of self
  • Encouraging an active role in your own treatment and self-management

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