Has life thrown you a curve ball and you feel as though you’ve had the stuffing knocked out of you?
Perhaps you are facing a breakdown in a relationship or within your family; maybe you are suffering from grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety attacks, addiction or any one of many other tough issues …
You don’t have to do it on your own. There is help available.
We have a team of qualified and experienced counsellors, psychologists and mental health social workers who are here to help you through.
Counselling is a process where you work together with the counsellor to:
- Build a supportive environment where you will feel safe;
- Identify issues that are causing you distress;
- Set goals aimed at achieving change and effective coping strategies;
- Determine action plans which are realistic and achievable.
In other words, counselling aims to provide a safe and supportive environment together with helpful strategies to manage what you are facing.
What can you do now?
- Look through the list of the most common challenges faced by people in the Issues tab above and find the ones which most fit your situation. There you will find suggestions for counsellors who are most trained and experienced in these areas.
- Check out the articles in the Articles tab above. These have been written by our counsellors and some of your questions may be answered there.
- Try out the links to other websites with helpful information. You’ll find a list on our Links page.
- Look at the counsellors’ profiles in the Practitioners tab. You may find someone you would like to talk to.
- Call us on 07 3263 9132 or 07 3263 2533 to make an appointment.
Mental Health Care Plans
Medicare Australia provides rebates for sessions with Psychologists and Social Workers in Mental Health when a Mental Health Care Plan has been issued by a General Practitioner.
Make an appointment with your GP (half an hour is recommended) and ask to be assessed for a Mental Health Care Plan. Once this is registered with Medicare you will be able to access 6 sessions with a Psychologist or Social Worker in Mental Health and obtain a rebate from Medicare. You may also have a further 4 sessions after a review, making a maximum of 10 rebatable sessions in each calendar year.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to obtain Medicare rebates for sessions with counsellors.