Merinda Park Adolescent and Adult Counselling Service
At the Merinda Park Adolescent and Adult Counselling Service, we strive to support our Casey Community members in your mental health and managing your concerns and issues. We offer professional counselling services and evidence-based psychological support to facilitate resilience building, develop a sense of well-being and develop strategies to make lasting change.
How does our counselling services work?
A standard counselling session is 50 minutes. Initial consultations could last longer for administrative purposes and for the Counsellor to provide an overview on the counselling services, please allow an extra 10 minutes for your first session.
The idea of counselling is to develop a safe space in exploring the issues and problems, have candid conversations, brainstorming and evaluating potential solutions that could lead to positive change. It is a respectful, purposeful and collaborative journey for necessary reflections and progress to take place. On the other hand, if there is a specific issue or diagnosis that is wished to be worked on, it is encouraged to bring in as much medical information to the initial intake session so that the most appropriate evidence-based approach could be identified and incorporated.
The MPAACS counselling can be brief or long term dependent on the needs of each individual. No mental health plan is required and there is no limit to the number of sessions a client may have with MPAACS.
In situations where more specific services are required, the Counsellor may refer you on to further support within the areas of homelessness, domestic violence, discrimination, financial relief, Centrelink, bullying, harassment and child protection.
If you wish to enquire further about counselling services and discuss whether the MPAACS services is the right fit for you, please do not hesitate to contact the Counsellor via phone or email as listed below.
|Open hours||Currently unavailable|
|Address||141-147 Endeavour Drive
Cranbourne North , Victoria, 3977
|Postal||P.O. Box 7144,
Cranbourne North, Victoria, 3977
|Telephone||03 5996 9056|
|Map reference:||Google map|
|Cost – Hour session|
|Fee:||$11 per session: Children & adolescents (up to 18 years old), part-time workers, concession card holders.
$22 per session: Full time workers and non-concession card holders
Payment is expected at the time of consultation and can be made by cash, credit or eftpos.
Note: Please note that appointments held outside reception hours must be pre-paid.
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 advance in order to make arrangements for fees, charges and other needs.
To ensure all members of our community have equal opportunities in accessing our MPAACS counselling services, we ask for scheduled appointments to be cancelled/rescheduled at least 24 hours in advance. If for any reason a session is cancelled less than 24 hours prior, the full fee will be charged.