When we Emerge

Isolation of families throughout recent weeks has brought both dark and light into homes. For families already struggling with a member determined to exercise their authority, the forced loss of control has escalated couple and family violence. Those they target have been further disadvantaged by the fear of contracting COVID-19 in a shelter.

By contrast other families have discovered unexpected joy in their relationships. The necessity to remain in each other’s company and resolve the stressors of living by not escaping into the outside world has produced higher levels of co-operation, tolerance and problem-solving capacity. Another benefit is release from a hectic activity and social schedule.

The pace of life has slowed as parents no longer are able to take children from one after school activity to the next, believing that failure to do so is disadvantaging their child. Instead they discover a space opens for genuine conversation and connection and the parent child relationship transforms into something richer than taxi driver and cook. Others report joy in the discovery of time spent alone to think freely or engage in activities that were never previously never given time. Despite recognition of these benefits a sad dialogue is emerging about how these will be lost as parents return to work and children to school. Now is a good time to consider, ‘Do we really want to go back to the old ‘normal’ or are there positive changes to be incorporated into our future as a family and society’?

 

NDIS Services

Bower Place is an experienced NDIS service provider, of therapeutic practice, support coordination, and therapeutic mentoring with expertise in services for complex, co-morbid, child, adolescent and adult mental health, disability and child protection matters. We work therapeutically with cognitively challenged clients and those with significant cultural, language or religious differentials. Bower Place works in 7 first languages; English, Mandarin, Farsi, Dari, Arabic, Dinka and Russian.
Bower Place is seasoned in face-to-face and online service delivery and we have organised our staff into expert teams to respond to each client’s need in their unique context. This may be for direct services to clients or those providing other forms of care. All staff have access to the most recent and secure technology in order to offer the highest level of therapeutic services on-line and with safety and confidentiality. We are skilled in working with individuals, couples, families and work groups. We also provide support and guidance to those who work with their own clients or patients.
For bookings or further information please contact Bower Place (08) 8221 6066 or info@bowerplace.com.au

Specialist Online Counselling

Support and therapeutic services for people experiencing the impact of their own and others’ distress 
Bower Place has a 33-year history of providing expert professional help to children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and organizations struggling with the most difficult personal, relational and social difficulties. In response to the pandemic we have organised our staff into expert teams to respond to each client’s need in their unique context. The need may be for direct services to clients or to those who are providing other forms of care.  All staff have access to the most recent and secure technology so we can continue to offer the highest level of therapeutic services on-line and with safety and confidentiality. Our system allows us to work with individuals, couples, families and work groups to address individual and relational difficulties.
For bookings or further information please contact Bower Place (08) 8221 6066 or info@bowerplace.com.au
Knowledge and Training – Professional Development
Professionals in both the public and private sectors have expertise in their chosen field, be it medicine, law or accounting, but are constrained to respond to the emotional demands of their clients. They may also feel overwhelmed by those demands. The task of emotional helping requires specialist expertise in managing complex situations, an ability to assess the dynamics and difficulties that present both individually and relationally and understand the impact of the current health crisis on individuals, families and the work contexts. This is particularly true of those working in the human services field; psychology, social work, accounting, law whose clients look to for clear, unequivocal guidance, support and advice. As the demand from our clients increases, we may find ourselves doubly overwhelmed and unable to adequately respond to them and others in our world.
High quality training and professional development to colleagues, business leaders, teams and organizations will continue to be offered as on-line supervision and training. Input can be tailored to the specific needs of the individual practitioner, team or work group to help them work more effectively with their client group while remaining effective and functional.
Bower Place provides confidential expert face-to-face and online consultations for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families experiencing the impact of the COVID-19. When humans experience extraordinary external stressors, individual and relationship distress between couples and within families can escalate.
For bookings or further information please contact Bower Place (08) 8221 6066 or info@bowerplace.com.au