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My Link is a private social work and counselling service that supports individuals, families and groups to improve their wellbeing. Our practices is grounded in an inclusive, strength based approach, committed to social justice, self-determination and the human rights of every individual.

About

Elaine Evans
Bachelor of Social Work

Elaine Evans is a Senior Social Worker in private practice who is a registered member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and a member of the Gold Coast AASW Social Work Practice Group.

Experience:

She has over twenty years’ experience working in the medical, government and community fields.

Location:

The private practice has clinics based in Nerang and Broadbeach with the area covered including Central, Southern and Northern Gold Coast extending to Tweed Heads/Banora Point region.

Appointments can be made in the clinics or in the client’s home.   Many of the appointments for the elderly and veterans are made in the comfort of their home.

Elaine’s approach

Elaine is an empathetic, kind and caring counsellor and clinician with a warm and gentle style. Life can be complex and Elaine can empathise with these complexities, and these intricacies and resultant stress and anxiety can have an impact on people’s mental and emotional wellbeing.

At times people require assistance to steer through the difficulties of life.   It’s a good idea to ask at these times for guidance and support. A counsellor can assist with an objective view, to look at options, is someone who can listen and who has the training and skills to help.   If you feel down, or under pressure, anxious, or you just need to talk about an issue or concern, Elaine can listen and provide support and help.

Social Work Perspective

From Elaine’s perspective as a Social Worker this is where Social Work is placed. ‘Utilising theories of human behaviour and social systems, social work intervenes at the points where people interact with their environments’.

Call Elaine if you are not sure you need to make an appointment or referral, or if you are a clinician, doctor, family member or care provider to discuss confidentially any concerns you may have with regard to yourself, a family member or patient/client and to see if she can help you with your query or issue.

Call me to have a chat  and to make an appointment.

Phone 0411 633 499

Services

Counselling: Counselling for individuals, couples and groups. Medicare approved (3 sessions) non-directive peri-natal counselling available for woman in the peri-natal stages of pregnancy on referral from a General Practitioner.

 Contract Services: Contracts are currently in place with Commonwealth funded Community Services which provide assistance and care to the elderly community, through referral from the My Aged Care Assessment Agency.

 Department of Veterans Affairs: Approved Social Work (General) provider of services to the Veteran community. Fees as per Department of Veteran Affairs/Medicare fee structure. (Provider Number 9875071w)

Disability Services: Provision of Social Work services through the National Disability Insurance Agency Scheme (NDIS) commencing on the Gold Coast in July 2018.

 Community Services: Social Work assessment, review and acquisition of services for the elderly and/or disabled in their own homes. Referrals from community services, Allied Health providers, GPs, hospitals, Aged care services, individuals, family, or the client themselves. Aged Care and Assessment Team assessments arranged through phone call assessment with the client to My Aged Care. In addition, assistance to all members of the community where there is a need for Social Work Services.

 Consultation in Aged Care: advice and paperwork relating to the process of moving from home into a residential facility, (excluding financial advice) referrals from other community services, Allied Health providers, GPs, hospitals, Aged care services, individuals, family, or clients themselves.

 Stress Management/Anxiety/Pain relief Relaxation classes: Individual appointments and groups see details below.

Contact

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