SOUTH WEST COUNSELLING SERVICE
Frequently Asked Questions
View our range of FAQs
What is counselling?
Counselling provides an opportunity to access professional support to assist you in developing self-understanding and to explore and resolve personal and interpersonal issues.
What is the difference between Counselling and Psychology?
Do I need a Referral?
No, formal referrals are not needed to access counselling – you can self refer.
How long is a counselling session?
Sessions last for approximately 50-60 minutes.
What happens to my information?
At South West Counselling we work under the Commonwealth Government’s Privacy Act of 2000. At all times your details are strictly confidential and are stored securely. There are a few exceptions, such as if we are concerned about your safety or the safety of someone else. In these instances the Counsellor will try to talk with you about what needs to happen and what additional supports you may need
Can I get money back from Medicare?
Yes, if you are accessing our Clinical Psychologist with a Mental Health Care Plan.
Do you supply court and medical reports?
We do not provide court or medical reports at this stage.
Do you supply psychological assessments?
We do not conduct psychological assessments.