Loretta Sassi is the on-site Family Counsellor available to families enrolled in Cora Barcaly Centre services. Loretta is a highly qualified, very experienced registered psychologist and mother of 2.
Lorettta is often found at Music Matters. She is very approachable, warm and is always welcoming to all families on clinical service at the Centre.
Loretta will be available for appointments every Monday, Tuesday and Friday morning. If you would like to make an appointment, please let your therapist know and they will arrange this on your behalf.
Loretta is available to talk about issues which impact on your role as a parent and issues directly related to your child. Examples include:
- Grief and loss issues
- Adjustment issues
- Worries and concerns about a child
- Behaviour management and positive parenting
- Enjoying parenting
- Self care as a parent
- Sleep issues
- Relationship / communication issues
- Feelng depressed of anxious; skills in manaing mood
- Managing stress
- Problem solving
- Sibling issues
Loretta recommends the following links for further reading for families on clinical service with the Cora Barclay Centre:
For extra parenting topics: http://www.cyh.com/cyh/search/search_index.stm
If you need to speak with someone, or in an emergency ring ACIS (Adult Crisis Intervention Service) on 131 465 (24 hour mental health team).
For parents in South Australia extra assistance can be found at the 24 hour parent helpline.
Phone 1300 364 100 (cost of a local call)
Calls received between 7:15am - 9:15pm will be answered by local Parent Helpline staff; calls ouside these hours will be automatically redirected to the national Health Direct helpline (at no additional cost).