Michael Keates Consulting
Michael Keates of Michael Keates Consulting is a registered psychologist in private practice operating in Brisbane and South-East Queensland.
He supports children and adults with a disability and their families and service providers so that they can achieve their goals of leading happier, healthier and more inclusive lives.
Michael’s approach to working with people with a disability and those who support them is simple.
People with a disability can live great lives when provided with opportunities to fulfil their potential.
Proactive planning and supports provide the opportunities that people need to do this. The emphasis is on promoting positive environments that meet people’s needs and maximise their strengths and as well as providing opportunities to learn new skills and develop networks and relationships. This is a stark contrast to the traditional reactive approaches of relying on intrusive practices that are disempowering to people with a disability and in turn those that use them.