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.

Our Team

Dr Romana Calder

Clinical Psychologist

Ian Connop

Clinical Social Worker

Marie Vakakis

Clinical Social Worker

Kristen Fawcett

Clinical Social Worker/Family Therapist

Sally Benson

Administration Manager

Tim Jezard



Counselling & Psychology

  • Individuals
  • Couples and Relationship Counselling
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Families


  • Being Held – Mother/Infant Support Group
  • Parent Education  – Circle of Security parenting program

Professional Education and Training

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation & Training

Our fees range from $150 to $200 for a standard consultation.


Individuals can access the following referrals through their General Practitioner (GP), Psychiatrist or Paediatrician:

Better Access to Mental Health Care

People referred to our service by their GP are eligible for 10 Sessions of Individual Counselling and/or 10 Group Sessions of Focussed Psychological  Services (FPS).

CAREinMIND Program – phn North Western Melbourne

CAREinMIND provides free mental health services to assist people on low incomes to address a range of psychological difficulties.

GP’s must complete this referral form and attach a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) or other comprehensive assessment documentation and fax to 03 9348 0750. For the following services:

  • Targeted Psychological Support Services (formerly known as ATAPS) (up to 12 sessions) for those on a low income and have a health care card
  • Targeted Psychological Support Services (for people 12+ years)
  • Targeted psychological Support services (for people under 12 years)
  • Suicide Support Services

Carers Australia

If you are a carer, you may be eligible for six sessions under this program.

Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care)

Individual Allied Health Services under Medicare – five sessions.

Cohealth Western Victims Assistance Program

Provides support for people directly affected by or who have witnessed violent crime. For information call 03 9448 6405.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

NCPS is an approved Registered Provider for the NDIS program for Therapeutic Supports.

Pregnancy Support Services

Non Directive Pregnancy Support Counselling per pregnancy – three sessions.

Transport Accident Commission (TAC)

The TAC offers a range of treatment and support options following an accident. 

Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT).  

VOCAT also offers counselling and financial support if you are a victim of crime. 


35 Challis St, Newport VIC 3015
0425 717 789