Not everyone needs support all the time, however, sometimes when people are having difficulties they find it can be useful to speak with someone who will not judge them and who will offer them some support during difficult times.
Often people find it difficult to talk about personal issues and feel that they may be blamed or made to feel uncomfortable. Newport Counselling & Psychology Service offers individuals, couples, children, young people and families the opportunity to come and talk about any concerns they may be having. Our counselling service is committed to providing a confidential and safe environment, which ensures that all people are treated in a respectful, nurturing, and supportive manner.
Counselling & Psychology
- Couples and Relationship Counselling
- Being Held – Mother/Infant Support Group
- Parent Education – Circle of Security parenting program
Professional Education and Training
- Clinical Supervision
- Consultation & Training
Ingrid, Kristen and Tim’s fees range from $130 to $150 for a standard 50 minute appointment.
Medicare Rebates are available through the Better Access to Mental Health Care program.
If you are eligible for a referral from your General Practitioner (GP) or Psychiatrist, your out of pocket expense is around $55. Your initial referral is valid for up to six sessions of counselling (plus an additional four sessions) is generally available through consultation with your GP.
Both Ingrid and Kristen are registered clinicians with the ATAPS Care in Mind Program. General Practitioners can refer to this program which can assist with fully funded sessions for up to 12 sessions (in the General, Post Natal Depression and Suicide Prevention Service). This service is available for people on low incomes.
Kristen can receive referrals from Carers Victoria, Victims Assistance Program and Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT). Group Program referrals can be made by discussing your interest with your GP as part of your Individual Treatment Plan.
Tim can receive rebates available through extras coverage of certain private healthcare funds and VOCAT.