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Counselling Costs

SHQ Counselling is transitioning to Medicare billing.

Your first two sessions will be free if you’re under 25 or are a healthcare/concession card holder, or $25 for everyone else.

You may be eligible for a Medicare rebate (via a Mental Health Care Plan) for any subsequent sessions – your counsellor will discuss this with you at your first session/s.  If you are not eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan, subsequent sessions will be charged at a flat rate of $100.

More about Mental Health Care Plans

Please feel free to discuss your individual circumstances confidentially with your counsellor.

Counselling sessions for unintended pregnancy and post termination issues are free of charge.

Our unintended pregnancy counselling is funded by the Women and Newborn Health Service, North Metropolitan Health Service.

People 1st Programme (PIP)

Our team in the People 1st Programme (PIP) specialise in working with individuals with disability requiring counselling in respectful relationships, protective education and sexuality. PIP is a registered service provider with the NDIS.


As per NDIA Support Catalogue, participants with an NDIS plan wishing to access PIP, will require funding to be available in the following support budget:

  • Capacity Building Supports (Improved Daily Living)
  • Therapeutic Supports (Counselling 15_043_0128_1_3)

We recommend a total of 21 hours per service booking, which includes:

  • 16 direct one – one counselling sessions (1 hour sessions and an additional 15 minutes per session for notes)
  • 1 hour for report writing (required by the NDIS)

To get in touch please call 9227 6414