Leichhardt Women’s offers several types of counselling …
General or any issues for assessment and referral counselling is a one hour session with the counsellor for you to talk about your concerns. After hearing your situation, the counsellor will then discuss with you the most appropriate services available in the community for your needs. You may also benefit from being referred to another service at Leichhardt Women’s such as naturopathy, acupuncture or to one of the groups. Assessment counselling is available to all women.
Counselling for drugs or alcohol use is provided to women on low incomes with an addiction to alcohol and other substances. The counselling is also available for women who are affected by the substance use of someone significant to them (such as their partner or close family).
We currently have space for some new appointments, so give us a call!
Women Partners of Gay/Bisexual Men are able to have face-to-face, telephone and email counselling and attend support groups.
The Women Partners of Bisexual Men Service is the only funded service of its kind in Australia. Funded by NSW Health, the Women Partners staff provide confidential support to women dealing with relationship and personal difficulties because of their male partner’s homosexual attraction or behaviour. This counselling and peer support service is for women living throughout regional, metropolitan and rural NSW (and also often interstate).
‘His Secret, Her Story’ is a book of women’s experiences we’ve published. It’s the first Australian publication of its kind and gives the personal accounts of women dealing with their male partner’s attraction to men. Place your order for ‘His Secret, Her Story’ by going to the Women Partners website, clicking on ‘publications’ and following the instructions.
A psycholgist registered with Medicare and Victims of Crime Compensation is also available at the centre. To access this counselling via Medicare, a referral from a General Practitioner and a Mental Health Plan outlining the health issues are needed. To see the psychologist you can make an appointment to see one of our GPs or contact us for more details. You may prefer to see your own GP for the referral. If you do this, just give us a call to get the psychologist’s details. Our psychologist works two days a week. Women experiencing financial hardship are able to be Medicare only or, if eligible, Victims of Crime Compensation only.
Counselling for women who’ve experienced childhood sexual abuse is available one day a week. Conducted in partnership with the NSW Rape Crisis Centre, counselling is provided for women currently experiencing financial disadvantage.
All of our counsellors and our nurse can provide counselling for decision making about unplanned pregnancy.
For counselling, a voluntary donation of $10, or $5 concession, at the time of the visit is appreciated and helps cover the Centre’s running costs.
Contact us to make an appointment to see a counsellor.