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About Upside of Counselling

UoC Mission

To empower individuals and families through comprehensive services and programs.

UoC Values

At Upside of Counselling we are committed to a set of values that support our vision, reflect our organisation culture and guide our practice. These include:

  • Integrity
  • Equality
  • Respect
  • Innovation
  • Support
  • Passion
  • Diversity
  • Quality
  • Justice
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UoC is in partnership with several organisations providing consultation, debriefing, and other well-being services to South Australian businesses.

UoC Vision

To provide high quality, current and relevant services and support to individuals and families through professional practise.

Equity & Access

UoC re-affirms its commitment to building an environment which is equitable and inclusive. This means that in all aspects of its operations and at all levels of the organisation, Upside of Counselling works to ensure that there is no discrimination on the basis of, but not limited to, ethnicity, language, race, age, ability, sex, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, family status, income, immigrant or refugee status, nationality, place of birth, generational status, political or religious affiliation.

UoC recognises professional standards and its ethical and legal obligations in professional practice and respects that all clients have the rights and protection of:

  • A duty of care provided to them and their family members/significant others
  • Dignity of risk and self determination
  • Human right and respect
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Informed consent and limitations of disclosure

Upside of Counselling abides by the following legislation:

  • Disability Discrimination Act 1992
  • Disability Services Act 1991
  • Aged Care Act 1997
  • Home and Community Care Act (HACC) 1985
  • Australian Human Rights Commission Act
  • Age Discrimination Act 2004
  • Racial Discrimination Act 1975
  • Privacy Act 1988
  • Fair Work Act 2009
  • Children and Young Persons’ Act 2008
  • Safe Work Australia Act 2009
  • WHS Act 2011
  • Family Law Act 1975
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948
  • Conventions of the Right of the Child Treaty 1989
  • Conventions of the Right of Persons with Disabilities 2008