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Discover the Power of Connection

Your Journey to Healing and Well-being Starts Here

Welcome to Aspire Recovery Connection’s Therapeutic Services, where your mental health and well-being are our top priorities. Our team of qualified counsellors, accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), utilise a person-centred approach in our counselling practice. This means we deeply value your expertise in your own life and your inherent capacity for personal growth. We aim to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and tap into your inner resources to make positive, sustainable changes that align with your unique needs. 

Whether you prefer the comfort of your own home, online, phone counselling, or our relaxing Mile End office, we provide a safe and nurturing space for your journey. At Aspire Recovery Connection, we believe in the power of connection and are here to walk alongside you, facilitating positive transformations and helping you make sense of your experiences. Join us and take the first step toward healing and emotional well-being today.

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Why Choose Counselling?

Counselling is a powerful tool for promoting mental health and well-being. It offers a confidential and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with a qualified professional. Whether you’re dealing with ongoing stress, family and relationship difficulties, burnout, anxiety, depression, grief & loss, or other emotional challenges, our counsellors are here to help you navigate these difficulties and achieve personal growth.

What is Counselling?

Counselling involves working with a trained professional to address personal issues and enhance your emotional well-being. Our counsellors collaborate with you to deepen self-awareness, gain fresh insights, and develop effective coping strategies. Sessions can help you make sense of your experiences, improve emotional regulation, and facilitate positive transformations in your life.

Our Counselling Services

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At ARC, we are a 100 per cent lived experience organisation where we embrace our unique journey through mental and emotional challenges, creating a space where healing is not just a concept but a shared experience.

Why Choose Counselling With ARC 

  • Individual Counselling: One-on-one sessions to explore personal issues and work towards your goals.
  • Online and Phone Counselling: Convenient options for receiving support from the comfort of your own home.
  • In-Office Counselling: Sessions held in our relaxing Mile End office.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Confidential counselling for employees to address workplace and personal concerns.

Our Approach?

Our team of qualified counsellors, accredited by ACA and PACFA, is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing space for your journey. We specialize in various areas, including:

  • Trauma Support
  • Systemic Racism and Burnout
  • Grief and Loss
  • Voice Hearing
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Navigating All Forms of Mental and Emotional Distress


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Benefits of Counselling with ARC

Counselling offers the opportunity to develop healthier coping strategies, improve emotional regulation, and gain fresh perspectives on challenges. Our compassionate counsellors are dedicated to walking alongside you on your journey towards healing and well-being. Confidentiality is a cornerstone of our counselling services along with creating a safe space allowing you to explore your concerns without fear of judgment or repercussion.

  • Personal Growth: Gain new perspectives, insights, and emotional regulation skills.
  • Supportive Environment: Work with compassionate professionals who understand and respect your journey.
  • Flexible Options: Access counselling in a way that suits your lifestyle, whether at home online, by phone or in our office.
  • Specialised Expertise: Benefit from counsellors with expertise in stress & burnout, grief & loss, trauma, and various mental health challenges.
  • Employee Support: Enhance your workplace experience with our confidential EAP counselling.


Meet Our Team

Meet our team of experienced therapists who are dedicated to helping your employees navigate life's challenges and achieve mental wellness.

Jay Garland

Jay Garland


Jay is deeply passionate about cultivating a safe and inclusive environment, with a special focus on supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Jay is dedicated to helping people express themselves and feel authentically understood. With his rich cultural background and unwavering commitment to cultural sensitivity, Jay strives to bridge the gap for those who have encountered difficulties in accessing culturally-aware mental health services.

Kate Moody

Kate Moody

Lead Counsellor

Kate is our senior therapist and brings a wealth of expertise assisting people to overcome mental and emotional distress. Kate helps you to understand yourself more deeply and build new skills, as you rediscover your inner strengths, qualities and resources. Her counselling space is a safe and confidential space where you can tell your story, be genuinely heard and be assisted with compassion to make sense of your experiences and overcome challenges together.




Paloma warmly welcomes individuals to a non-judgmental and safe space for creative therapy at ARC. A form of therapy, that harnesses the power of creative expression to deepen one's understanding of their lived experience and promote overall well-being. Using various art-making techniques, individuals can freely explore and communicate their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. 

Get Started Today

We are enthusiastic about supporting you on your path to healing and personal growth. To learn more or to book a session, please contact us today. Your journey towards well-being and self-discovery begins here at Aspire Recovery Connection.

The best way I can put it is I’m happy. Now that I have someone I trust entirely

I feel very happy and much more settled in the process and myself.”



I am very happy with the current people and have built good connections. I appreciate all the support and as a result, my life is much better than before. I look forward to seeing my ARC people and feeling better about having my house clean and having more good days.



Some days I felt like giving up, and ARC helped me understand and make sense of what was happening and helped me feel better about receiving support and letting people into my life.



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Aspire Recovery Connection acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first Australians, traditional owners of South Australia, and respect their ongoing living and spiritual relationship with the land and sea.  We respect and celebrate the many Aboriginal peoples and lands across the state. 


We also acknowledge that past government policies contributed to the marginalisation, disempowerment, breakdown of connection to country, removal of Aboriginal children from their family, loss of land and income, and loss of culture and language of Aboriginal South Australians.  

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