Batemans Bay Counselling Service
What is counselling?
The benefits of counselling include having someone who is independent, non-judgemental, confidential and professional who can help guide you through life's challenges. Counselling is about listening to you and may be focused on problem solving, dealing with negative thoughts, motivating to make change, pain or anger management, grief and loss, or working through traumatic experiences. It encompasses any topic from personal to work related, crisis or long term issues. It's about starting with where you are at and working towards where you want to be.
What's the difference between a counsellor, social worker & psychologist?
It's important to know the qualifications and experience of the person you make an appointment with. Anyone can call themselves a "counsellor", however if the practitioner is Medicare accredited this is a good benchmark, as they will have completed a minimum of 4-6 years of training plus have an additional 2 years of experience in mental health settings. An Accredited Mental Health Social Worker will have to complete 70 hours of training and professional development every year to keep their accreditation with Medicare and do the same work as a psychologist under a Mental Health Care Plan. Psychologists must complete minimum training standards and be registered to maintain their Medicare status.
Important: This is not a crisis service.
If you need urgent assistance please contact 000
Telephone support services
Mental Health line 1800 011 511
Lifeline 13 11 14
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
Mensline 1300 789 978
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
For an appointment phone
Mobile: 0407 149 286
Counselling Services: Counselling in Batemans Bay NSW 2536
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