The services we offer include:
- Family therapy
- Grief and loss
- Couples counselling
- Emotional issues
- Anxiety and depression
- Stress management
- Anger management
- Divorce recovery
- Sex therapy
- 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 $200
- Psychologists: $120 to $180
- Social Workers: $105 to $150
- Counsellors: $70 to $85
- 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 Plans are issued by General Practitioners (GPs) and allow Medicare rebates for a defined number of sessions per calendar year.
These plans are available for sessions with Psychologists and Social Workers. Medicare rebates are not available for sessions with counsellors.
Getting a Mental Health Care Plan
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.
Bulk-billing is not automatic, but is at the discretion of the practitioner.