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Merinda Park Adolescent and Adult Counselling Service   

At the Merinda Park Adolescent and Adult Counselling Service, we help Casey community members to make positive changes in their lives. Confidential and professional counselling appointments are available, and appointment times can be flexible to suit your needs.

Fees are determined by the Counsellor based on income and personal circumstances.

Consultations are confidential, and usually up to an hour in length. The program is individualised; counselling style, interventions, session times, and frequency of appointments are dependent on the needs of the individual.

Counselling can be brief, medium or long term and can support a range of issues that may be of concern. No mental health plan is required and there is no limit to the number of sessions a client may have in their time at MPAACS. The service is also LGBTIQA+ friendly.

We also offer referrals to other wellbeing services and have experience providing advocacy for our clients in the areas of homelessness, domestic violence, discrimination, financial issues, Centrelink, bullying and harassment.

Counselling enquiries and appointments can be made via phone or email. The counsellor is happy to answer any questions you may have and can arrange appointments according to mutual convenience.

You are also invited to contact the counsellor to make time for an initial consultation in order to establish whether MPAACS will be the right fit for you.

Our Counsellor

Emma is a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Emma’s approach is humanistic and person centred. She is a genuine, considerate, empathetic counsellor adept in creating safe spaces for clients. Therapy aims to increase self-awareness, individual growth, improve outlook, and highlight client strengths.

Emma facilitates client goal-attainment, change, growth and empowerment through a range of research and evidence based modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, Positive Psychology, Solution-Focussed Therapy, Person-Centred Counselling, Narrative Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

Her qualifications include a Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is registered with the Australian Counselling Association

She specialises in counselling with adolescents and is also well-versed in providing effective and appropriate support to women experiencing domestic violence.

Counselliing

Counselling can help you:

  • Better manage emotions and behaviour
  • Enhance self esteem and confidence
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Relieve stress and anxiety
  • Identify and manage addictive behaviours
  • Change unwanted behaviours
  • Improve and maintain relationships
  • Take control of your life

Issues supported can include:

Depression    Communication problems LGBTIQA+ issues Migration
 Anxiety  Relationship issues  Family breakdown  Grief and loss
 Stress  Drug and alcohol issues  Lack of self-esteem  Trauma
 Isolation  Family violence  Study problems  Loneliness
 Employment  Bullying  Intimacy issues  Ageing

 

Cost – Hour session
Fee:

$11 per session for children 11 years of age and under

$11 per session – for part time workers and concession card holders

$22 per session – for full time workers and non-concession card holders

Free counselling for adolescents 11-18 years of age

Payable: At the conclusion of each counselling session. Payments for multiple sessions can also be made in advance

Exceptions: As the service aims to be affordable and accessible to members of the Casey community, fees are sought on a sliding scale according to income; however counselling will not be denied where there are genuine financial difficulties. If you are in financial difficulty, please discuss this with the counsellor in order to make arrangements for fees, charges and other needs. Payment arrangements and exemptions can be negotiated at the discretion of the counsellor.

We aim to provide affordable counselling to individuals residing within the Casey area.

Details
Open hours: Monday – Friday (closed public holidays)
9:30am – 4:00pm
Address: 141-147 Endeavour Drive
Cranbourne North , Victoria, 3977
Postal: P.O. Box 7144,
Cranbourne North, Victoria, 3977
Telephone: (03) 5996 9056
Email: counselling@merindapark.com.au
Map reference: Melway 129 F8
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