Counselling

Hope • Healing • Care

LifeCare’s counselling team is passionate about helping people in difficult circumstances find hope, healing and a way forward.

LifeCare provides confidential, caring and holistic counselling to individuals of all ages, couples and families for a wide range of life challenges.

Addictive behaviour

Anger management

Anxiety and depression

Bullying

Child and adolescent issues

Communication

Conflict resolution

Cross cultural issues

Family and relationship difficulties

Family violence and abuse

Grief and loss

Mental health

Parenting

Self-esteem

Spiritual issues

Stress and burnout

Trauma recovery / Post traumatic stress

Additional services include:

Play therapy

Therapeutic group work

Counselling

Our Counsellors hold formal qualifications and work in accordance with professional ethical codes. They embrace the Christian worldview and work with people from all walks of life.

Counselling sessions are by appointment and no referral is needed. Sessions are scheduled for 50 minutes. Extended session times may be organised with the Counsellor.

Crossway LifeCare is a Registered Provider with the NDIS, Reg No 4050035410. Counselling is available in other languages such as Mandarin and Cantonese.

Fees

Counselling fees are based on a sliding scale according to income. Concessions are available for Centrelink card holders, full-time tertiary students, and those demonstrating financial hardship. Rebates are available with some private health fund plans.

Income Level*Individual**Couple/Family**
Concession$45.00$50.00
Up to $60,000 p.a.$65.00$70.00
Up to $90,000 p.a.$75.00$80.00
Over $90,000 p.a.$85.00$90.00

Psychologists

Our Psychologists hold formal qualifications and work in accordance with professional ethical codes. They embrace the Christian worldview and work with people from all walks of life.

Referrals are not required for privately funded sessions.

Most private health fund plans offer rebates for psychological services. To receive the Medicare rebate, a Mental Health Treatment Plan from a GP is required. Our Psychologists can also see clients under TAC, WorkCover, NDIS and EAP plans.

In addition to English, we have psychologists who speak Mandarin and Cantonese.

Fees

Our psychologists are private practitioners. The concession rates are available for concession card holders. Any other requests for discounted fees must be discussed with the individual psychologist.

PsychologistFeeMedicare RebateGap
Dr. Helen ChanClinical PsychologistFull: $190$126.50$63.50
Nicole Seneviratne
Fiona Lian
Counselling PsychologistsFull: $150$86.15$63.85
Concession: $120$86.15$33.85

Mental Health Social Workers

Our Mental Health Social Workers hold formal qualifications and work in accordance with professional ethical codes. They embrace the Christian worldview and work with people from all walks of life.

Referrals are not required for privately funded sessions.

To receive the Medicare rebate, a Mental Health Treatment Plan from a GP is required. Our Mental Health Social Workers can also see clients under TAC, WorkCover, NDIS and EAP plans.

Fees

Our Mental Health Social Workers are private practitioners. The concession rate is available for concession card holders. Any other requests for discounted fees must be discussed with the individual Mental Health Social Worker.

Mental Health Social WorkerFeeMedicare RebateGap
Lily GunasegaramFull: $140$75.95$64.05
Concession: $110$75.95$34.05

Inmate Family Support

For people who have been impacted by having a friend or relative in prison, this course provides a safe and supportive space to connect and grow with others on a similar journey. The course will help you understand and explore ways of coping with trauma, grief, identity, anxiety, depression, interpersonal skills, shame, guilt, bitterness and forgiveness.

8 sessions | Gold coin donation

Play Therapy

Play Therapy provides a way for children to express their feelings and work through what is troubling them. Play is a child’s natural medium of self-expression and learning.

Our child-centred approach nurtures the child’s innate potential and encourages their unique development and emotional growth. Play Therapy works best with children aged 2 to 10 years. A commitment to 10 sessions is usually required for Play Therapy.

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