CatholicCare offers a wide range of counselling services to assist individuals, couples and families achieve optimal mental health and wellbeing. Anyone struggling with stress, maybe having trouble coping with a redundancy, a separation or an addiction, 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 stress.
Anybody can receive counselling. We can help those feeling stressed, confused, unhappy or with personal, parenting or relationship difficulties. Our service assists children, young people, individuals, couples, families and organisations.
CatholicCare’s Counselling and Clinical Services team includes highly skilled registered psychologists, provisional psychologists, social workers and qualified counsellors.
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. Your GP completed a Mental Health Care Plan which can be faxed, posted or emailed to us, or brought by the patient to 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, patients can contact their health fund for more information.
A Medicare referral is not required for our government-subsidised counselling, a gap fee is payable.
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 in 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 Caerers NSW. The National Carer Counselling Program (NCCP) is a short term funded counselling program providing up to six sessions of counselling to carers. We take referrals via Carers NSW.
Contact Carers NSW at 1 800 242 636 to discuss your eligibility.
Family law counselling
Family Law Counselling provides a government subsidy to help people with relationship difficulties better manage issues related to children and families around separation and divorce. Counselling is provided by qualified Psychologists to individuals, couples and families to address particular issues that people often encounter in this situation:
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.