The services we offer include:
- Family therapy
- Grief and loss
- Couples counselling
- Emotional issues
- Anxiety and depression
- Stress management
- Anger management
- Divorce recovery
- Parental guidance
- Play therapy
- Professional supervision
Foundations Counselling Centre is not a crisis counselling centre and you may not be able to see a counsellor on the day of your enquiry. Contact Lifeline if you need immediate counselling support, or your nearest hospital or medical centre for urgent medical issues.
Fees vary and our receptionists will be able to assist you with individual rates. As a guideline, costs for a session lasting 50 minutes to 1 hour are as follows:
- GP Counsellors: $110 to $220
- Psychologists: $150 to $180
- Counsellors: $70 to $120
- Counselling students: Free
Payment can be made in cash or via EFTPOS. Diners Club and American Express cards are not accepted.
Mental Health Care Plans & Medicare rebates
Mental Health Care Plan referrals are issued by General Practitioners (GPs) and allow Medicare rebates for a defined number of sessions per calendar year.
These are available for sessions with Psychologists. Medicare rebates are not available for sessions with counsellors.
Getting a Mental Health Care Plan referral
Make an appointment with your GP (half an hour is recommended) and ask to be assessed for a Mental Health Care Plan. Please advise your GP which Psychologist you would like to see so they can include this on the referral letter.
Bulk-billing is not automatic, but is at the discretion of the practitioner.