Counselling can be useful for people of all ages. We have specialist counsellors who work across the lifespan from children to young people, couples and families, and adults of all ages. We offer a wide range of services that help with:
Wavecare offers Individual Counselling to our clients. It is a personalised and in-depth approach that caters to the individual’s needs.
We have an objective questionnaire method that evaluates the counselling process. At the beginning of the counselling assessment and at regular intervals thereafter, we may ask each client to complete questionnaires which measure not only levels of distress, but also of life satisfaction, functioning and well-being. We may also seek client feedback as to how the session has gone.
The length of the counselling will vary according to each person’s issues, circumstances and goals. Generally, clients can expect to come for ten counselling sessions, yet we still offer services if lengthier treatment is required. It is important to attend every counselling session to build momentum in addressing problems and bringing about desired changes. Sessions may then be reduced in frequency after the first six sessions, partly to help spread counselling contact over a longer period. While it is sometimes difficult to attend appointments, it is very important you do so to maintain successes and help address any barriers to positive change.
Wavecare counsellors run a number of varied Group Programmes. Some groups provide information and education, while other groups offer therapeutic intervention and support. Your counsellor can provide more information on Group Programmes are currently running.
Wavecare offers a sophisticated service tailored to meet each client’s needs. We also maintain a strong focus on ongoing education to further enhance our effectiveness. Our psychologists undergo supervision for their work and attend specialist training offered by national and international leaders in various fields in psychology.
Wavecare offers low cost counselling services to everyone. The fees can be rebated by Medicare with a low gap fee, and bulk billing is available to health care card holders. With a mental health care plan, completed by your gp, the most you will be out of pocket will be $35.20. All health care card holders will be bulk billed.