Sex and Sexuality Therapy and NDIS

On the 12 May 2020, the Guardian published news regarding a court ruling that found that NDIS participants ought to be able to use their…

Medicinal Cannabis, NDIS, Funded Therapy Assessments, Human Rights, Election 2022

As a centre-left individual, and a senior clinician, I am passionate about access and equity in social, health and educational areas. These are core human…

Australian Election: Puppy Therapy, Disability Politics, and the Greens

Last year we were very blessed to meet a new furry friend who made last year’s winter eventual. Getting out into the cold of Armidale…

Climate Anxiety, Behaviour Support, and NDIS

A recent article in the Guardian articulated a phenomenon that I’ve long been aware impacts people’s lives, and that often comes into therapy. Climate anxiety,…

War, Art Therapy, Mindfulness, and Healing

This week as the atrocities in Europe mount with overwhelming evidence of crimes against humanity, the tragic circumstances, including the entrenched attitudes of certain European…

A Sector in Crisis: Illegal and Unauthorised Restrictive Practices and Neglect

The recent decision of the South Australian Court regarding the case of NDIS participant Ann Marie Smith is reported by ABC News dated 18 March 2022.…

Autism, War, and Behaviour Support

The #Ukraine war is devastating. In so many ways. The impact on women and children is completely shocking, disturbing, and traumatic for them and for…

Lifestyle Medicine and NDIS Funded Therapy and Behaviour Support

Dr Bowers and Dr Kennedy are members of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. Continuing to lead the professions of Counselling and applied Lifestyle and…

The Path to Peace

My nephew asked me this morning, “Uncle have you been raising the sacred peace-pipe lately?” My reply was, “Nephew when we walk the Good Red…

Transgender, Sexuality, Identity, and NDIS

Over many years we have worked as specialist educators, therapists, and researchers in the areas of culture, identity, sexuality, gender, and spirituality-as-meaning-making. My first major…

We Stand With Ukraine

The cost of human suffering in war is simply beyond beyond. We are long time advocates for human rights. We have upheld and practiced for…

Services Update and Covid-19: March 2022

Health and Safety with Behaviour Support and Counselling Australians have an odd, confused, and mixed attitude to health precautions. We see this mostly because the…

Trimming the Bits – Pottery Meditation

A meditation on life’s changes and human development with Dr Joseph R Bowers. I am a counsellor psychotherapist to learn more visit our website http://www.abilitytherapyspecialists.com.au…

Behaviour Support, Therapy, NDIS, Disability, Covid-19, Vaccination and Future Planning

Given all focus right now on Covid-19 lock downs in New South Wales, we offer this update on our services for NDIS participants and others…

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