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.

Counsellors

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.

 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$50.00$55.00
Up to $60,000 p.a.$65.00$70.00
Over $60,000 p.a.$85.00$100.00
* For couple and family counselling, the combined income of all the clients involved in the session is used to determine the scheduled fee.

** Fees can be negotiated if a client experiences genuine difficulty in paying the scheduled fee recommended for their income level or Gap fee. Any concerns regarding fees should be discussed by the client with their counsellor or Medicare provider.

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. 

To receive the Medicare rebate, a Mental Health Treatment Plan from a GP is required. 

Most private health fund plans offer rebates for psychological services.

Referrals are not required for privately funded sessions.

Psychologists can also see clients under TAC, WorkCover, EAP, and NDIS (for plans that are self-managed or plan-managed).

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. 

New fee structure effective 2 August 2021

PsychologistsFeesMedicare RebateGap
Dr Joyce LeeClinical and Forensic PsychologistFull: $200$129.55$70.45
Concession: $170$129.55 $40.45
Fiona LianPsychologistFull: $158$88.25$69.75
Concession: $128$88.25 $39.75
Alice NganPsychologistFull: $158$88.25$69.75
Concession: $128$88.25$39.75

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. 

To receive the Medicare rebate, a Mental Health Treatment Plan from a GP is required. 

Referrals are not required for privately funded sessions.

Our Mental Health Social Workers can also see clients under TAC, WorkCover, EAP, and NDIS (for plans that are self-managed or plan-managed).

Fees

Our Mental Health Social Workers are private practitioners. The concession rate is available for concession card holders. 

Mental Health Social WorkerFeeMedicare RebateGap
Lily GunasegaramFull: $140$77.80$62.20
Concession: $110$77.80$32.20

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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