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CHRISTINE CASTRO
Accredited Social Worker


A welcome message from Christine……..

Hello and welcome to my website, DISCOVER Counselling Services.   I am an accredited Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers.  I hold a Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) and a Masters of Social Work.  I am also registered with the Australian Counsellors Association (level 4).  I believe that everyone has the right to live a happy and fulfilling life. To feel good about themselves and have the confidence to achieve their goals.  My goal is to assist people to identify the barriers that are holding them back from achieving this, and help them to develop the strategies they need to overcome or manage these effectively.

Having worked in the industry since 1997, I have extensive experience delivering individual and group based counselling.  I have assisted many young people and adults to manage a range of mental health, developmental and personal issues that have impacted on their lives.  I have also assisted people who have wanted to improve their communication and social skills to build their social supports and maintain healthy relationships.

I am particularly passionate about working with young people and adults diagnosed with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Whether this be through assisting them to understand their condition and develop the skills they need to successfully navigate their environment, or by developing and implementing strategies to manage challenging behaviours and improve their overall quality of life.  As a parent of a child diagnosed with Aspergers, I understand the challenges faced by the person and the family unit as a whole.  I also know just how important it is to have access to the right kind of support.  Through education and tailored intervention I can assist individuals and families feel better equipped to manage the challenges as they arise.

To discuss how I can assist you, go to the contact page on this site to send me an email, or give me a call on 0478 507 991 today.  I look forward to hearing from you.