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Counselling Services

At Aspire Recovery Connection (ARC), we understand the importance of holistic support in your healing journey. As a 100% lived experience organisation, we prioritise connection, compassion, and understanding in every counselling session. Counselling is a powerful tool for unearthing your inner strengths and capabilities and enhancing your mental and emotional well-being.

Our qualified counsellors in Adelaide help you to understand yourself more deeply and build new skills, as you rediscover your inner strengths, qualities and resources. We assist you to make sense of your experiences as we explore your story and overcome challenges together.

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Rediscover Your Inner Strengths

Aspire Recovery Connection believes you are the expert in your own life, and have the capacity to grow towards fulfilling your potential at a pace that feels right for you. Our qualified counsellors help you to understand yourself more deeply and build new skills, as you rediscover your inner strengths, qualities and resources.  Our counselling space is a safe and confidential place where you can tell your story, be genuinely heard and where we work with you to overcome hurdles, heal from emotional pain and find a sense of peace and self-compassion. 



How Will Counselling Help
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Benefits of NDIS Counselling

  • Improved Mental Health: Our counselling services are designed to promote mental well-being and enhance your overall quality of life.
  • Self-Empowerment: Through counselling, you’ll gain valuable insights, develop new coping skills, and foster a sense of self-empowerment.
  • Community Participation: By prioritizing your mental wellness, you’ll feel more confident and engaged in your community, fostering meaningful connections and relationships.
  • Skill Building: Counselling provides you with the opportunity to acquire new skills and strategies for managing stress, anxiety, and other mental health concerns.
  • Available via outreach, online and over the phone.

Tailored Support For Your Unique Needs

Whether you’re struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, hearing voices or suicidal thoughts, our counsellors are here to provide personalised support tailored to your individual needs. We work collaboratively with you to explore your story, understand your experiences, and overcome challenges together. Our time together is a collaboration where you bring your life experience and we bring our counselling skills with integrity and professionalism. Our counsellors also value lived experience, and will at times draw upon their own experience to support you.

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Your Choice of Therapies

As a 100% lived experienced team, it is important for us to offer our community additional ways to support their healing journey. We aim to help you make sense of and work through difficulties and challenges while focusing on building new skills and progressing along your recovery journey.

Recovery Coaching

Peer Support

Therapeutic Groups

Trauma Informed Yoga

Trauma Informed Yoga

Trauma Informed Yoga

Trauma is not what happens to you, it’s what happens inside you as a result of what happened to you.” (Carpotta, 2020) 

Talk therapy (counselling) alone doesn’t always work, especially when the nervous system is constantly in a fight, flight and/or freeze state of survival and still affected by trauma. This is where working somatic therapies and polyvagal practices safely and gently, gradually allows the body to start to heal. 

According to leading experts such as Bessel van der Kolk, the key to healing is to reconnect with bodily sensations and to understand that the body holds onto trauma before it learns how to heal in a safe environment. 

Kate is a qualified trauma informed yoga teacher and has been teaching over the last 15 years, and loves to bring her knowledge and lived experience towards developing tailored 1:1 Trauma informed yoga sessions for an individual’s specific needs.  

These tailored 1:1 trauma informed yoga sessions can assist you to safely calm your overwhelmed nervous system to reduce the intensity of triggers and anxiety. Kate will safely and gently guide you with body-based techniques, education and compassion to help you experience more mindful and peaceful states within your body and mind. 

Our Counselling Services in Adelaide

    Our counselling services are located in Mile End, South Australia. With a smaller setting, you can expect a more intimate and personalised approach to your counselling journey. The cozy and secure environment promotes a sense of comfort, making it easier to open up and share your thoughts and emotions.

    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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