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. Rebates are available. Please contact us about our fees.
Private health funds
Members of private health funds may be able to claim rebates for counselling services. A GP referral is not necessary.
A Medicare referral is not required for our government-subsidised counselling, and fees are based on a sliding scale.
We provide counselling to support individuals with psychological or physical workplace injuries. A referral from a GP is essential.
We can provide counselling as part of the NDIS, for anyone registered with the National Disability Insurance Agency that has counselling or behaviour support in their plan.
Victims of Crime
People who are victims of crime that occurred in NSW are eligible for free counselling under the Victims of Crime Counselling Scheme. Contact our staff for more information or phone the Victims Access Line on 1800 633 063.
Social skills training groups for children
This eight-week program supports children aged 7 to 10 who experience social difficulties. This can be a child with a diagnosis of autism and/or social anxiety. Eligibility criteria apply. Please contact us for more information.
CatholicCare is a registered counselling provider with Carers NSW. The National Carer Counselling Program (NCCP) is a short term counselling program providing up to six sessions of counselling to carers. The counselling focuses on issues related to the caring role and does not address deep-seated problems requiring long-term therapy or address issues pre-dating the caring role. Counselling is available to people who have recently stopped providing care, or to carers seeking additional counselling after a break.