HeadRest counselling and psychotherapy
Headrest counselling is a new service but our counsellor is very experienced.
HeadRest mindfulness training grew out of a need for a group to supplement the work done in therapy. So often counsellors use mindfulness as a tool within therapy and a group can be a more effective and economical way to learn mindfulness skills effectively and deeply. However, mindfulness training is not a panacea and there are times where counselling is what is needed. We are pleased to launch our counselling practice.
I am very excited to announce that after 30 years of working as a counsellor/mental health social worker for many organisations, I will be opening a private practice in August 2018, in Marrickville.
I have an extensive range of clinical experience. I have worked in trauma services including domestic violence and sexual assault services, sexual health, drug and alcohol, fertility services and in termination clinics. I have worked in child and adult community health teams, as a couples counsellor at Relationships Australia, and in a university counselling service with staff and students. This very broad experience has supported me in developing skills in a wide range of areas with many issues including working with depression, anxiety, loss grief and trauma.
Over the years, I have trained in many counselling models but strongly believe that no matter what model a counsellor works from, the most important ingredient in therapy is the client-counsellor relationship. I work from a trauma-informed perspective.
Available funding for counselling
We can see you under the Medicare Better Access program if you are referred by a GP with a Mental Health Treatment Plan. There will be a gap fee.
We can also see clients under the Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Networks Psychological Support Service scheme (PSS).PSS is for people who live, work or go to school in the Central and Eastern Sydney region with a diagnosable mild to moderate mental health concerns, who may benefit from short-term treatment, are unable to access other available services including Better Access (Medicare subsidised psychological services).
You are likely to be eligible if you are 25 or under, come from a Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Background, or have post-natal depression and a child under 12 months of age.Here is a list with further details.
If you would like to discuss whether counselling with us may be useful, or to book an appointment please contact me on 0431 842 950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will respond to you as soon as I can.