Category Archives: Health Services

Pearl Home Care Newcastle and Hunter

Pearl Home Care Newcastle and Hunter is an Approved Home Care Package and Registered NDIS Provider in the Newcastle and Hunter Region providing professional and affordable in-home aged and disability care. We service consumers with Home Care Packages and NDIS packages.

Pearl Home Care Newcastle and Hunter is a jointly owned and operated partnership by Therese and Saj Kuriakose, with Sani and Faizal Ismail. We are all Registered Nurses and have lived in the area for several years, working across many of the Newcastle and Hunter Health care sectors.  The services provided by Pearl Hunter Home Care are tailored to meet the clients and their families needs and expectations. We are committed to providing a high-quality standard of care for all our clients in a friendly and supportive environment.

As Registered Nurses, we have a passion for providing optimal nursing care and believe that we can provide clients with the services they need to be able to live a fulfilling and happy life in the comfort of their own home. We work collectively with clients and their family members to ensure their needs are met, relieving the stress and providing the reassurance that they are being well cared for in their own home environment.

Our Philosophy is to provide world-class senior care at home, so that elderly Australians can stay living in their own homes and age with independence, dignity and ease.

The services we provide include In-home Nursing care, In-home disability Support, Post-hospital support, In- home Dementia care, palliative care, assistance with daily activities, social support, domestic assistance, home and garden maintenance, meals and nutritional support and private funded nursing care.

The areas we service include: Newcastle, Belmont, Stockton, Wallsend, Maitland, Rutherford, Kurri Kurri, Cessnock, Singleton, Raymond Terrace, Medowie, Nelson Bay, Salamander Bay, Dungog, Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest, Forster and Tuncurry.

We are customer centric and confident that our clients will be delighted in the services they receive from our fully trained and experienced Registered Nurses and Support Workers. Pearl Home Care packages are simple, flexible and affordable. We do not charge entry or exit fees. We care about our customers and we ensure their money is spent on the services they need.

We look forward to making a positive difference to the lives of many in our local community, enabling consumers to be able to live a happy and fulfilling life in the comfort of their own home. Please visit to learn more about Pearl Home Care Newcastle and Hunter. To book a free consultation and discuss your home care needs, contact our office on 02 8528 8183.

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We are a counselling service offering a wide range of services including:

  • Anxiety, panic, phobias
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Loss and grief
  • Interview coaching
  • Parental alienation
  • Conflict management
  • Stress management
  • Sexual, emotional, physical abuse


We also offer capacity building, improved daily living therapeutic support and specialised positive behavioural intervention support for NDIS funded clients.

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Breathe Therapy

Breathe Therapy offers psycho-therapy to people experiencing impacts of trauma, as well as depression and anxiety and other mental health difficulties.

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Jessica Grant Counselling

Jessica Grant is an Accredited Social Worker with over 20 years of experience offering counselling to assist children, adolescents and adults to live meaningful and fulfilling lives. Jessica offers client-centred, dignity driven and trauma-responsive therapy to support people with a range of issues including recovery from traumatic experiences, mental health difficulties, family issues, parenting, grief and loss, and adjustment to change.

Jessica is also an experienced professional supervisor and offers 1:1 and small group supervision to other counsellors, social workers, human service workers and helping professionals.

Jessica is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers, and is an Approved Counsellor for the NSW Victims of Crime Counselling program.

Jessica Grant Counselling offers in person, telephone and online sessions.

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Blue Iris Psychology

Blue Iris Psychology is a private psychology practice located in the Kurri Kurri area, that is run and operated by Ben Kelly, Registered Psychologist. Blue Iris Psychology provides psychology and psychotherapy services for adolescents, young adults, and adults.

Services include but are not limited to assessment and treatment of depression, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, worry, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, work-related issues, issues regarding self worth and self esteem, relationship difficulties, drug and alcohol addiction and other forms of addiction.

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Adira is launching in October 2023!

Adira is an innovative range of premium female health supplements which use clinically supported ingredients, specially formulated in consultation with scientific and naturopathic experts.  The first product to launch targets perimenopause symptoms and the range will expand over time to support niche female health conditions.

Adira is proudly female owned and operated, with all products manufactured in Australia, supporting other local businesses.

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Pursue Ability

We pursue equality and inclusivity for everyone.

Our advocacy is to empower our participants to achieve their dreams and open more opportunities through support services as a registered provider with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The radiating lines of the Pursue logo are symbolic of the positive rippling effect that Pursue has on our clients.

We founded Pursue to raise awareness for those with significant and long-term mental illness through advocacy and community engagement.

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Zenergy Therapies

Zenergy Therapies is a remedial massage and wellness clinic located in Hamilton. Janice Lane has over 20 years experience as a registered massage therapist in the Newcastle suburb of Hamilton who can help ease your pain.

We have created a relaxing space with attention to detail for you to retreat and escape from the pressures of your busy life, to prioritise you, for a moment in time. To restore balance to your body. To get you moving and to continue doing the things you love.

For Women who aspire to live a more active and pain-free lifestyle

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Explore and Soar

Explore and Soar are a group of passionate occupational therapists that work in collaboration with families, support networks and educators to ensure that children reach their highest potential. We are mobile therapists that offer a range of services in the Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Muswellbrook and Central Coast regions.

We consistently work towards inclusion, equal accessibility to all services and bridging the gap for rural communities, whilst maintaining best evidence-based practice.

As a team of occupational therapists, we are here to provide support, whilst gently pushing boundaries to expand your child’s skills for the better.

What makes us truly unique is that we are mobile therapists. We work with you to provide individually tailored intervention solutions for you and your child. We are also active in schools, integrating, exposing and supporting all functional skills required to achieve goals. We create groups to expand social skills with peers, whilst also addressing their gross motor, fine motor and academic skills. We collaborate, communicate and work alongside your child’s support network and teachers.

We work within the Newcastle to Muswellbrook and Scone regions, and central coast providing cutting edge, high quality occupational therapy services for all children and their families from 0 to 18 years of age.

The Explore and Soar team are always passionate about growing and expanding the opportunities available to the families in our local communities, always adapting their intervention style and services to support the individual needs of our communities.

Our therapy services are always adapting to enhance connectedness and opportunities for growth and development, ranging from 1:1 occupational therapy intervention with children, parent coaching and support, teacher education and intervention support, therapy assistant intervention, peer sessions and activating social groups.

Our strength is in the connections and relationships we have with our clients and the local communities. We do so by actively volunteering within our communities organising professional development for teachers and families, providing transition to Kindergarten intervention solutions, sponsoring local sporting clubs such as the Redbacks Swimming Club and Branxton District Netball Association and by collaborating with other local business owners and allied health professionals.

At Explore and Soar, we consistently work towards inclusion, equal accessibility to all services and bridging the gap for rural communities, whilst maintaining best evidence-based practice.

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The Spot for Speech Pathology

The Spot for Speech Pathology – We are a private paediatric speech pathology practice providing services to Maitland, Cessnock, Newcastle and the surrounding areas.

We offer clinic (Kurri Kurri NSW 2327), home, preschool and school visits. We assess, diagnose and treat the following areas of practice: speech sounds, receptive language, expressive language, literacy, stuttering, social skills and play skills.

We provide personalised, fun and evidence-based activities to assist our clients in reaching their communication goals. If you have concerns regarding your child’s communication skills, give us a call today!

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