How to Find a Counsellor After a Workplace Injury

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If you have been injured at work, it is important to find a counsellor who can help you through the healing process. A counsellor can provide support and guidance as you come to terms with your injury and its impact on your life.

There are many things to consider when choosing a counsellor, such as their experience, training, and approach. It is also important to find someone who you feel comfortable with and who you can trust. When meeting with a counsellor for the first time, they will likely ask about your injury and how it has affected you. They will also want to know about your goals for counselling and what you hope to achieve.

Counselling can provide many benefits, such as helping you to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression. It can also help you to understand your emotions and work through the challenges you are facing. If you have been injured at work, finding a counsellor who can help you heal is an important step in your recovery.

1. Why finding a counsellor after a workplace injury is important

A workplace injury can be a traumatic event, and it is important to seek professional help if you are struggling to cope. A counsellor can provide support and guidance as you adjust to your new reality and learn to cope with any physical and emotional injuries. They can also help you to understand your rights and options, and navigate the Workers’ Compensation system. Finding a counsellor after a workplace injury is an important step in your recovery, and can make all the difference in getting your life back on track.

How much can I expect to pay for an Australian Counsellor?

Counselling services in Australia are covered by a number of different funding sources, which means that the cost of counselling can vary depending on your circumstances. If you have private health/third party motor vehicle or in this case your workplace holds insurance, you may be able to claim some or all of the cost of counselling.

Otherwise, the cost of counselling with a Psychologist or Social Worker may be covered by Medicare, the government-funded health insurance system in Australia. You can expect to pay around $20-$60 per session if you are using Medicare, depending on the type of service you receive. If you are not eligible for Medicare, the cost of counselling can range from $80-$200 per session. However, many counsellors (like me) offer concession rates for those who are unable to afford the full fee.

2. How to find a counsellor who is right for you

Deciding to seek counselling can be a difficult decision. For some people, it may be a sign of admitting defeat, while for others it may be a sign of strength. Either way, it is important to find a counsellor who is right for you. When looking for a counsellor, it is important to consider your needs. If you have suffered a workplace injury, for example, you may want to seek out a counsellor who specialises in helping people recover from trauma (someone like me – Natalie). Once you have determined your needs, you can start to narrow down your search.

You can ask family and friends for recommendations, or you can use online directories to find counsellors in your area. When you have found a few potential counsellors, it is important to interview them to see if they are a good fit for you. This can be done over the phone or video call (I offer a Free 30 minute Counselling session for this reason). During the interview, be sure to ask about the Counsellors experience working with clients like you, as well as their approach to counselling. With a little effort, you should be able to find the counsellor who is right for you.

3. What to expect from counselling

Workplace injury is a type of injury that can happen while you are working. It can be caused by an accident, exposure to hazardous materials, or repetitive motions. Workplace injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to more serious conditions, such as back injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome. If you have been injured at work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. You may also be eligible for counselling services.

Counselling services can help you deal with the physical and emotional effects of your workplace injury. they can also provide support and guidance as you navigate the workers’ compensation system. If you are considering counselling services, it is important to know what to expect.

Counselling services are confidential, which means that your counsellor will not share your information with your employer. Counselling services are also voluntary, which means that you can stop attending at any time. Counselling services are typically short-term, which means that you will only attend for a few weeks or months. Counselling services are typically covered by workers’ compensation insurance in your Australian state or territory, which means that you will not have to pay for counselling out-of-pocket unless the claim is not yet approved. You may need to cover these costs and claim the expense with the insurer if/when approved.

If you are interested in counselling services, talk to your workplace injury lawyer or doctor to get started.

4. The benefits of counselling

In Australia, workplace injuries are a significant problem. According to the latest figures from Safe Work Australia, there were nearly 60,000 workplace injury claims lodged in the 2016-17 financial year. This represents a cost of over $6 billion to the Australian economy.

While some workplace injuries are unavoidable, many could be prevented if employees had access to counselling services. Counselling can help employees to deal with stress, anxiety and other mental health issues that can lead to workplace accidents. It can also help employees to develop better coping mechanisms for dealing with difficult situations.

In addition, counselling can provide employees with the opportunity to talk about their concerns and find solutions that may prevent workplace accidents from happening. As a result, counselling can play a vital role in reducing workplace injuries and their associated costs. Australian businesses investing in counselling services for their employees help to create a safer and more productive workplace.

5. How counselling can help you heal after a workplace injury

After a workplace injury, counselling can help you heal in several ways. First, counselling can provide you with support and understanding as you cope with the physical and emotional effects of your injury.

Counselling can also help you to understand your rights and options after an injury, and to make decisions about your future. Counselling can also help you to deal with feelings of guilt, shame, and self-blame that may arise after an injury.

Finally, counselling can provide you with tools and strategies for managing pain, stress, and other challenges that you may face as you recover from your injury. With counselling, you can begin the process of healing physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

If you have been injured at work, contact Cogni Academy to find out how counselling can help you heal. Our experienced counsellors can provide support and guidance as you navigate the workers’ compensation system, and can help you to cope with the physical and emotional effects of your injury.

To get started, call us today on 0406 966 671 or FIND A TIME WITH US HERE.

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