Therapist – Caroline Albrighton
- NDIS support for children and adults (National Disability Insurance Scheme);
- Commonwealth Rebate – Aged Care Package, Residential Care Package, and Home Care Package.
Health Rebate Provider for:
Caroline’s Professional Registrations:
- CCAA – provisional member;
- PACFA – provisional member;
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider for children and adults (5 to 65 years);
- Autism Friendly for children and adults;
- Aged Care (for 65 + years, with Home Care Package);
- Carers SA member.
Caroline’s Education & Training:
- Grad. Dip. Arts Psychotherapy;
- B. App. Social Science in Counselling;
- Dip. in Counselling;
- Dip. Early Child Education;
- Dip. Spiritual Ministry;
- Social Work – Facilitation of Group Work (Credit achieved) – SACAT, University of South Australia;
- Studied in Sydney to learn the integration of Gestalt to assist children suffering unfinished business in their lives;
- Supporting People with Disabilities – SA Care & Hessel Group, 2018;
- Residential Childcare Certificate with a focus on understanding children with difficult behaviours – University of South Australia. Included a day placement at Maximum Security for Women (Vaughn House);
- Teen Challenge, Hindley Street, Adelaide – Became a Leader for facilitating groups of young people;
- Business Training – TAFE SA, 2018;
- Mental Health First Aid training.
- Won the Elly Lilly Award for supporting Mood Disorders Association by re-integrating people suffering mental health issues into the community.
- Counselling and Mental Health – invited to be employed by ARAFMI SA (Association of Carers and Friends of the Mentally ill) as the CEO. This was a multi-task role (Level 6), requiring counselling and coordinating skills, and included travelling to educate and support regional carers;
- Missionary placement in Papua New Guinea and witness to miraculous healings;
- Mentored a young girl who ministered to those suffering Leprosy;
- Worked with Service to Youth and Crisis Care with youth at risk;
- Advocated for youth in the SA courts and was authorised by SA Police Commissioner to counsel in the Remand Centre;
- Visited Block 4 Maximum Security youth offenders for 12 months and post-release transitioned them to Edwardstown Youth Project Home;
- Co-founder of Exodus Outreach;
- Youth Mentor with In2Life – a support agency for Youth at Risk of Suicide within high schools;
- Worked for OARs – Offenders Aid and Rehabilitation – Invited to be the Christmas clown at the women’s prison to bridge the gap between mother and child; supported women with partners at Yatala Labour Prison and supported their children by using Play Therapy; coordinated Christmas presents for children of prisoners;
- Good News Women’s Prison Ministry – supported them through relaxation and spiritual ministry;
- Family Day Care operator in 2018 for pre-school and school aged children in school holidays.
Carol’s Biography – Art Psychotherapy, Australia
Carol has always nurtured a passion for supporting people who struggle in their lives. A mother once chose Carol to babysit her child when she was only 9 years old. This inspired her to follow a path to help and support people through Art Psychotherapy, Australia.
Carol became a Mothercraft Nurse at 18 years old, which included 15 months live-in training at Torrens House Mothers and Babies Hospital in Adelaide. There, she supported mothers who were affected by post-natal depression, challenging toddler behaviour, and babies suffering colic. She also cared for babies prior to their adoption, and was later invited to became the Nurse at Grey Ward Kindergarten in Wright Street, Adelaide, where she served for 7 years.
Volunteer work included working with Adelaide’s street children and working 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 advocated in the judicial system for juveniles in trouble with the law, and was later employed by Centacare for 8 years as a Residential Child Care Worker supporting boys who had been removed from their families and were wards of the state.
Carol is a Carer and has first-hand experience of Caring for a family member. She also maintained contact with children as a Professional Nanny supporting families, mentoring youth at risk and teaching them independent living skills.