Therapist :Carol Albrighton
- B. App, Soc. Sc. Counselling, Grad. Dip. Arts Psychotherapy,
- Dip. Early Child Educator, Dip. Ministry.
- CCAA: Provisional Registered Member & PACFA: Provisional Registered member
- National Disability Insurance (NDIS) Provider, (7 years to 65 years old), Autistic Friendly, Aged
- Care Provider ( for 65 + years, with Home Care Package), Medicare Private Rebate Provider,
- Bupa Health Provider (in near future).
Carol has had a passion for supporting people who struggle with areas in their lives right from an early age. A mother chose her to baby sit at age 9, and to assist her by walking her baby in a pram, bathing and feeding, which she did enthusiastically She became a Mothercraft Nurse, after 15 months live-in training at Torrens House Mothers & Babies Hospital, South Terrace, Adelaide at 18 years of age.
Here she supported mothers who were effected by post- natal depression, , toddler behaviour, babies suffering colic, and cared for babies who were preparing for adoption.
Through her placement she demonstrated great enthusiasm for children and was invited to became the Nurse at Grey Ward Kindergarten in Wright Street, Adelaide and served for 7 years reaching her pro-rata.
During her work she sought further education at Magill for 2 years to understand children with difficult behaviours, including a day placement at Vaughn House
Maximum security for women. She had also volunteered working with Adelaide’s street children and worked with Service to Youth and Crisis Care. The SA Commissioner gave her authority to Counsel youth awaiting their sentence in the Remand Centre and to protect vulnerable children on the streets of Adelaide. She studied to be a facilitator with Teen Challenge and became a group leader.
She then advocated in the judicial system for juveniles in trouble with the law. She later was employed by Centacare for 8 years as a Residential Child Care Worker supporting boys who had been removed from their families, who were wards of the state.
After their government funding ceased, she had studied various courses including Counselling and Mental Health, and she was invited to be employed by ARAFMI SA (Association of Carers and Friends of the Mentally ill) as the CEO and this was a multi- task role (Level 6), which required her Counselling & Coordinating skills, which included travelling to educate and support Regional Carers.
Carol continued to increase her knowledge of Mental Health and gained valuable insight which strengthened her skills.
Carol won the Elly Lilly Award for supporting Mood Disorders Association by Re-integrating people suffering mental health issues into the community.
Carol completed both these courses and afterwards went to Sydney to learn the integration of Gestalt to assist children suffering unfinished business in their lives.
Carol is a Carer and has firsthand experience of Caring for a family member Working for Oars: Offenders Aid Rehabilitation Carol Bridged the gap for women in prison their children became a clown (2007)
She also maintained contact with children as a professional Nanny supporting families, mentoring youth at risk and teaching them independent living skills. She also was a youth mentor with In2Life, a support agency for youth at risk of Suicide within schools.
Carol was a Child Care Team Leader with Hessel for The Harbour Town Crèche a Promotion for Mother’s Day 2018 The NSW School of Psychiatry visited Adelaide SA and taught Carol when she was the CEO of Carers of The Mentally ill through ARAFMI (Association of Friends & Relatives of the Mentally ill) 2006
After meeting the love of her life, Robbie in 2008, they married in 2009 and both have a passion for loving and supporting others.
Carol has completed tertiary studies as a mature aged student in 2018, and has combined her life experience with a large variety of experience in different fields. She now has a Bachelor of Social Science in Counselling and a Post Graduate Diploma in Arts Psychotherapy. In addition she has completed an intensive course to understand how to best support someone with a disability. She also has completed business studies at TAFE. (2018). Now she would like to continue supporting people ( adults and children to understand how to remove some of the blocks they may be facing in our stressful world). She has discovered that some people prefer to talk about their problems, however others prefer to journey through their issue using various art mediums. Carol has a person centred approach and is willing to support a person at their own pace with their goals aiming to improving their well-being. She is experienced with writing up intermittent reports to review a person’s response and progress with their goals.
Carol’s graduation at Tabor; Bachelor of Social Science in Counselling April 2018
Carol’s Post Graduation at Ikon Institute of SA in Arts Psychotherapy 2018
Carol became a Counsellor & an Arts Psychotherapist in 2018 as she sees the value of supporting people through personal centred care to externalize their problems, and assisting insight so they can see them from a new perseptive2018
SA Care & Hessel Group developed a training for supporting people with Disabilities. Carol completed this course in 2018