CatholicCare offers a wide range of counselling services to assist individuals, couples and families achieve optimal mental health and wellbeing. Anyone can turn to us for support.
Counselling involves confidential conversations about issues or concerns, helping to understand these issues and working towards resolving them. The aim of counselling is to build personal skills and strengths to improve the ability to cope with life events and stress.
Anybody can receive counselling. We can help those feeling stressed, confused, unhappy or with personal, parenting, relationship or mental health concerns. Our service assists children, young people, individuals, couples, families and organisations.
CatholicCare’s Counselling and Clinical Services team includes highly skilled psychologists, and social workers.
At CatholicCare we recognise that everyone’s needs and personal situations are different. Our counselling service is accessible and affordable. We can assist via:
We offer counselling via Medicare referrals from your GP. Once your GP completes a Mental Health Care Plan, it can be faxed, posted or emailed to us, or you can bring it yourself before the first appointment along with a signed GP letter of referral.
Private health funds
Members of private health funds may be able to claim rebates for counselling services. A GP referral is not necessary. Rebates will vary according to the health fund. Please contact your health fund for more information.
We can provide counselling as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), for anyone registered with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) where counselling or behaviour support is included in the plan. Cognitive and autism assessments are available where improved daily living or improved relationships is in the plan.
We provide accredited counselling to support work-related psychological or physical injury. Please contact your GP for more information.
CatholicCare is a registered provider for counselling with Carers NSW. The National Carer Counselling Program (NCCP) is a short-term funded counselling program providing up to six sessions to carers. We take referrals via Carers NSW.
Contact Carers NSW at 1 800 242 636 to discuss your eligibility.
A Medicare referral is not required for our government-subsidised counselling including Family and Relationship Services (FARS) and Family Law Counselling (FLC) funding. A sliding scale gap fee is payable.
Family Law Counselling
Family Law Counselling provides a government subsidy to help people with relationship difficulties better manage issues related to children and families as a result of separation and divorce. Qualified psychologists and social workers provide counselling to individuals, couples and families to address issues that people often encounter in this situation, including:
understanding the impact of separation
grief and loss
working as a blended family
boundaries and communication
building a post-separation future
supporting children through change.
If you would like to book an appointment with us, please contact us using the form below.