About Our Team

‘Independence, Your Way’…

Guides 4 Sight commenced trading in March 2017 as an alternative pathway for West Australians to access services and assistance via the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in WA.

We are a small boutique firm, offering personalised assistance and a fresh attitude and outlook towards services and assistance that support your independence and control over your life decisions.

With a deep understanding of the NDIS planning processes and requirements, we offer tailored services to enable you to participate more in your community as part of a positive NDIS journey.  Our vision is to help you create an environment where you feel safe and included, respected in the community, and feel empowered to take on new challenges.

The principal Christine Tinley and her team collectively have an extensive range of experience working in community services, planning and office management, financial budgeting, and other customer service focused areas.

Our team members all have experience within the disability sector and with NDIS and all hold appropriate workplace security clearances.

Our Team Members

Christine Tinley

For many years, Christine held senior roles in finance and banking, management and human resources.

In 2011, following her heart and wanting to ‘make a difference’, Christine changed her career direction and moved into the disability sector completing her Diploma in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) together with a Diploma of Community Services – Financial Counselling.

While studying, Christine volunteered her time working with people who had hearing and vision loss. A passion for the principles of the National Disability Insurance Scheme led to Christine to the role of Planning and Support Coordinator with the Agency (NDIA).

Christine’s personal experience provides valuable and insightful information for people considering applying for access to the NDIS, and for existing NDIS participants who may be feeling disenchanted with their journey so far. Existing NDIS participants seeking an experienced and knowledgeable person have found Christine’s skills and experience invaluable in making a real difference to their lives.

Besides providing NDIS Support Coordination for clients, Christine enjoys personally assisting and traveling with people living with a range of disabilities, including vision loss, hearing loss or combined vision and hearing loss.

Image of Guides4Sight team member Vanessa Parshen.

Vanessa Parshen

Hi my name is Vanessa and I am the Admin Coordinator at Guides 4 Sight. I am a very positive, kind and active person with a bubbly personality, I am told!

I love to run and walk on the coast every day and eat healthy nutritious meals. I have a background in Banking, Beauty & Massage Therapy and Travel Agent.

I have a great passion for helping and supporting people with disabilities, caring for my mum with Alzheimer’s disease for many years and I am also hearing impaired.

I take great pride in my work and give 100%. I feel kindness and compassion are my strengths and I love to communicate, so if you need assistance or help with anything at all please just ask!

My favourite quote: “Every day is a gift to be enjoyed, not a sentence to be endured”.

Monique Addenbrooke

Monique commenced her studies and employment in childcare working for 11 years supporting children’s learning, including one to one support to children with disabilities. She was instrumental in enhancing communication by implementing the use of basic Auslan signing providing a safe and supportive learning environment.

In 2014 Monique achieved her Diploma in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) and has built friendships within the Deaf community while continuing to develop her skills in Auslan.
Guides 4 Sight has been eagerly awaiting Moniques’ return to the workforce since becoming the mother of three lovely children.

Monique is passionate about supporting people with disabilities ‘to be the people they want to be’ through education and communication.

Monique has joined Guides 4 Sight in the role of ‘Communication Guide’ with our Deaf clients and supports our vision loss clients as a ‘Sighted Guide’ providing information by enhanced communication.

Abbey Bolin

Abbey has been working in the disability field since 2015 as a community support worker and is passionate about working with people. Abbey completed her Diploma of Community Service in 2014-2015 and has been working with Guides 4 Sight since 2019.

Abbey is enjoying her new role of Support Coordinator which enables her to be out in the community participating in different activities and assisting in improving the experience for everyone’s NDIS journey.

Some of Abbey’s interest include photography, movies, music including singing, animals and art and craft.

Our Mission

To assist you to live your life the way you want, having control over making your own decisions for everyday independence.

Our Vision

Our vision is for everyone to feel safe, included and respected in the community and feel empowered to take on new challenges.

Our Commitment to You

We will listen carefully, hearing what you have to say, and discover what is important to you.  Working together, we provide assistance aimed at supporting you to achieve your goals ‘your way’ – enhancing your freedom to grow your independence.

Our Values

Creative Thinking

We encourage open-minded, creative thinking in discovering alternatives that may be considered ‘outside the box’.

Listening

We value active listening, and checking back with you, in seeking a deep understanding of the meaning behind what has been said.

Honesty

We will keep you informed and believe its important to be honest and open with you, expecting the same in return.

Inclusiveness

Celebrate; we are all unique.

Photo: Rita and Guide dog Ivy enjoying their very first cool morning at Bondi Beach, NSW

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Sighted Guides Pty Ltd trading as Guides 4 Sight. ABN 91 618 133 412.