The core of our approach involves “co-construction”: meaning to build something together.
At AkindaCo, we believe that therapy is a process best built together. You are the expert in your stories and experiences, and our therapists are experts at co-constructing meaningful change alongside you. We discover beside each other as we navigate sometimes complex terrain.
We bring a creative approach to all of our work. We recognise that by the time you have reached out to us, you may have tried many strategies, and that we need to be creative, flexible and responsive as we move forward together.
Here's what is important to us as we work with you.
We ensure that our services are accessible to all; providing outreach appointments (in schools, learning settings and homes), online appointments, and in clinic. We have offices in the northern and city suburbs, with flexible appointment times (including evenings). We also offer reduced fee sessions with trainee therapists and payment plans.
We honour and respect different communication styles, preferences and abilities. We are committed to providing a diverse range of creative and expressive modalities and methods in order for all people to communicate and express their feelings, thoughts, stories and needs. We are committed to culturally safe practice: including safely and authentically responding to the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse communities and the LGBTQIA+ community.
We work in constant partnership with you. Our team maintain communication and collaboration with parents, families, children, individuals and other important people in your network, such as schools, services and agencies. We are all surrounded by a range of connections and community, and we believe such connections are vital in creating and supporting lasting change.
To us, justice involves creatively exploring strengths and resources that are available to you in order to work toward the changes you would like. We acknowledge that society can disempower individuals through barriers and burdens that impact individual and community wellbeing. We work alongside individuals and communities to validate diverse processes of change, and aim to empower people from all walks of life.
One important aspect of justice is the acknowledgement that our work resides on unceded Kaurna land, that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the traditional custodians of this land, and that we at AkindaCo directly benefit from residing and working on such lands.