RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Although we are taking on face to face clients our COVID-19 policy applies.

- Loan Pham - Ripples Allied Health Consultancy Director/Partner - 

WELCOME TO OUR PRACTICE

We are your local Allied Health Practice providing you Psychological Serivces, Counselling, Occupational Therapy and  Art Therapy based in Dapto, NSW.

Ripples Allied Health Consultancy

Ripples has been operating in Dapto since 2017, however some of our practitioners have been practising in the Illawarra for over 15 years. We specialise in working with children, young people and adults who have experienced childhood and other trauma, as well as disabilities and complex presentations. 

We welcome children and young people to be participate in their health journey and the therapeutic team aid this within a collaborative joint process. We also support adults and parents to find a safe space to work through personal trauma and also learn to provide trauma informed parenting.

 

We offer help to families who are entering the NDIS space who are requiring therapeutic intervention, behaviour support or assessments to start the process.

 

Our hope is to add to the field further resources, integrating within our community to service people who have fallen through these gaps, especially people who have experienced significant childhood trauma, which has had an ongoing impact in their adult and family life. 
 

Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision

To provide safe collaborative connections for those who have experienced Trauma and require Disability Support.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide quality trauma informed and family centred allied health support to children, young people, adults and families to support those affected by developmental trauma and disabilities:

  • Conducting a thorough intake process with the individual and where appropriate their support network,

  • Ensuring that treatment is evidence-based and trauma-informed by keeping up to date with research and training,

  • Not just focused on individual needs, but family-centred and collaborative within the wider care network, and

  • Providing experienced clinical support to practitioners working with individual for ongoing quality management within our practice, and sharing of knowledge within the field.

Our Team

Child & Trauma Specialists

Since Nov 2019 we have hosted Provisional Psychologist, Melanie Miller in her university her placement. Melanie has provided much support to a number of families and individuals during this time. We have immensely appreciated her time here and wish her all the best with her future endeavours as we farewell her in early July 2020.

As of mid June 2020 we welcomed Provisional Psychologist, Steve Porter, and Counselling Student, Donna Lowe to the team. Steve will be at the practice Monday, Friday and Saturday mornings offering counselling at our student rate, and we will have Donna offering free counselling on Thursday and Friday mornings.

To find out more about all of the team click below.

CLIENT TYPE

  • Preschool ( 2 - 4)

  • Primary School (5-12)

  • Adolescent

  • Adult

  • Couples

  • Family

  • Group

  • Teams

THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

  • Mindfulness -Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Trauma Informed

  • Psych-education

Intervention Modes

  • Play & Creative Therapy (including Sand Play & Art Therapy)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Behaviour Support Development & Implementation

  • Phone Counselling

  • Video/Audio Counselling

 educational services

  • Seminars & Workshops

  • Supervision 4+2 & 5+1 Provisional Registration

  • Clinical Supervision, 1:1 or group

  • Reflective Practice for Post Crisis & Team Dynamics

CHILDREN

  • Developmental Issues

  • Behavioural Issues

  • Parenting Support

  • Disability & Autism 

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Childhood Trauma

  • Learning Needs

ADOLESCENTS

  • Anxiety & Phobias

  • Depression & other Mental Health Issues

  • School related Stress including bullying

  • Shyness and social skills

  • Drug and Alcohol Issues

ADULTS

  • Anger Management

  • Mental Health Issues

  • Workplace Injury

  • Stress and adjustment

  • Childhood and Adult Trauma, Victims of Crime

  • Disability Support

  • Self Harm & Suicide

  • Drug & Alcohol Issues

FAMILIES & SERVICES

  • Behaviour Support Implementation & Training

  • Family Therapy

  • Workshops

You will find our entrance on the back corner of the building.