How can I make an appointment?
You can enquire about making an appointment simply by making contact.
At this time we will be able to discuss your needs for counselling and make a plan to get started. It will also be a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have.
Please note this service is currently closed for new referrals – please check back again in the New Year.
In the meantime, you might find some alternative options on the Resources Page.
How much will it cost?
This is a fee paying service. The cost for a one hour counselling session will depend on your circumstances. This can be discussed in more detail when you contact us.
Medicare Rebates are available when you have a Mental Health Care Plan, which can be accessed from your GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician. This is provided under the Better Access to Mental Health Care Scheme.
A limited number of free counselling spaces are available for eligible clients , under the following programs:
- Primary Health Network Mental Health Service (PHNMHS – formerly ATAPS) provides free counselling to people who may not have access to other mental health services due to financial barriers. Click here to find out more.
- Victims Services NSW provide access to free counselling for people who have been a victim or witness of a crime in NSW. To find out more about this, click here.
- Bulk billing is available for Low Income Earners when you have a Mental Health Care Plan. Please note there are a limited number of these spaces available.
To find out more about our fees, as well as eligibility and availability of these services through Hope Counselling Service NSW, please get in Contact.
Please check out the FAQs for more information on what to expect at your first appointment.
If you have any other questions, please get in touch via the Contact page or call us on 0403 065 254.