Counselling in Perth - Referrals for Gosnells office

WHWS is able to offer Perth counselling appointments Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am - 4.30pm. Thursday 9am - 9pm from our Gosnells office, sadly we are unable to offer after hours or emergency counselling services.

Who do we support?

WHWS counselling services support women and families.

  • Counselling clients need to be able to keep themselves safe between appointments.

  • If counselling clients have a complex mental health diagnosis they need to be supported by a psychiatrist.

Our Services

WHWS provides an initial comprehensive assessment, ensuring that our clients are matched with a therapist and services that best meet their needs. We offer individual, couple and family counselling sessions with one of our professionally qualified Counsellors, Psychologist. Therapeutic Groups are offered throughout the year by our Counsellors & Clinical Psychologist.

Services includes:

 

Fees:

Counselling services at Women’s Health and Wellbeing services are $135 for individual sessions and $180 for couples. The fees can be subsidized through the use of Medicare rebates, private health insurance, funding and where health care cards are applicable.

Services provided by, psychologists, counselling psychologist and clinical psychologist are eligible for Medicare rebates.

For all services a referral is necessary to receive a rebate. A referral from a GP is valid for 12 months. It is best for a referral to the Women’s health and Wellbeing service to include the parent/s as well as the child.

We will endeavor to remind you of your referral status but it is ultimately the responsibility of the client to have a valid referral.

A Mental Health Care Plan from a general practitioner or a psychiatrist is necessary to receive a rebate for counselling sessions, but counselling can also be provided under private health insurance policies or fee for service. A Mental Health Care Plan allows access to a rebate for 10 sessions of individual and 10 sessions of group therapy per calendar year.

All referrals should be sent to the WHWS PRIOR to the appointment, by fax, post or email.

If you are experiencing financial hardship, we have a financial hardship subsidy program. Please talk to reception for more information on how to access this.

 

MEDICARE SAFETY NET PROGRAM

Medicare provides additional financial support to cover any out of pocket expenses for medical services after you have reached the safety net. It is advisable to contact medicare and make sure all members of your family are registered. As of January 2016, the Medicare Safety Net for 2017 is $2056.30 for a family and $656.30 for concession or family tax benefit A eligible families.   There are some changes proposed and it is recommended that the medicare website is visited to review this. Information on Medicare can be found at; 

http://www.humanservices.gov.au/?from=banner-view

 

PRIVATE HEALTH FUNDS

Check with your fund to see what you may be eligible for. Rebates can be available for medical, psychological or allied health services.

 

WHWS is able to provide this service according to the fee structure below through; funding, fundraising or medicare rebates.  

If you are experiencing financial hardship, we have a financial hardship subsidy program. Please talk to reception for more information on how to access this.


The Australian Psychological Society’s 2015-16 recommended fees for a 50-minute session is $238

For more information or to access these services you can either call (08) 9490 2258 or click on the button to the left to be redirected to our counselling referral form or download a referral form and email to referral@whws.org.au.  Once you have completed the online referral or emailed the referral form, a member of staff will contact you within 2 business days with a suggested time and date for a telephone appointment/assessment with our Therapeutic Administration Officer.  This allows you to be added to our waitlist and ensures you are allocated to the correct therapist and services to suit your needs.

If you do not receive contact with anyone within this timeframe please call us on (08) 9490 2258.

"Your one on one counselling and self esteem course plus the anxiety course gave me so much understanding of what was going on in my world. I felt safe in your care, and made friends in each group"

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