Counselling Services

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Counselling Services

ORS Group offers counselling services for individuals in a variety of ways:

General Counselling Services – You do not require a referral and can access these services directly. You may also be eligible for private heath insurance rebate depending on your health insurance policy.

EAP Services – These are confidential counselling sessions paid for by employers who have signed up with ORS to provide Employee Assistance Program sessions to their staff.

WAPHA brief intervention services (Perth Metro only) – These WAPHA funded, GP referred services are targeted at people who are financially disadvantaged (eg. Health Care Card or unemployed)

Medicare-funded counselling – If your GP has developed a mental health care plan, you can access medicare funded counselling sessions through ORS

 

Professional support to be your best

General Counselling Services

Occasionally an issue that’s brewing in your personal life can start to impact on your ability to function day-to-day. Whatever the issue, good counselling can help you learn techniques and strategies to deal with it and get you back to feeling and being your best.

ORS Group’s qualified Psychologists and Counsellors are skilled and experienced at providing support and have helped many people overcome issues such as:

  • Relationship issues
  • Conflict management
  • Self-esteem and self-worth issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Coping with change
  • Sleeping issues
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Managing stress
  • Work/life balance
  • Sexuality issues
  • Alcohol and drug issues
  • Anger Management
  • Gambling
  • Work issues (bullying, harassment etc.)
  • Phobias

EAP – Employer Funded Counselling Services

Occasionally an issue that’s brewing in your personal life can start to encroach on your work life.  Sometimes situations in the workplace itself can knock your confidence and leave you struggling to cope.

Whatever the problem, an Employee Assistance Program can help you learn techniques and strategies to deal with it and get you back to performing at your best.

Ask your employer if they have an existing Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider who can provide you with the support and assistance you need. If not, they may want to speak with our team here at ORS Group to find out more.

If you do not have access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services and need crisis support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

A helping hand to ensure workplace wellness

Funded by the WA Primary Health Alliance for people who are financially disadvantaged

WAPHA Funded Counselling – Brief Intervention Services (Perth)

This Perth Metropolitan service is fully funded by the WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) and is targeted at people who are financially disadvantaged (eg. Health Care Card or unemployed). The PORTS service includes:

  • Expert assessments and treatment for residents of WA aged 16+ who have symptoms of anxiety, depression, or substance use problems
  • Effective telephone and online treatments run by experienced and registered mental health professionals
  • Referrals to face-to-face treatment with the ORS Psychology Team and other mental health services
  • People 16 years and younger can be referred by their GP to CABIS, a service run by ORS Psychology. ORS provides face to face brief intervention psychological services for children and adolescents with mild to moderate mental health concerns

Speak to your GP to see if you are eligible, or call ORS Psychology on 1800 000 323 during office hours.

 

 

Medicare: Better access to mental health care & counselling

If you have a mental health treatment plan (MHTP) from your GP, you can claim a Medicare rebate on sessions with ORS’ Medicare Registered Psychologists. Initially you can access 6 sessions. If you and your Psychologist decide you need more, you can go back to your GP to have another 4 sessions approved for that same year. The rebate amount is set by Medicare.

There is more information on the Department of Health website

The following conditions are eligible for a mental health treatment plan:

  • Anxiety disorder
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Depression
  • Conduct disorders
  • Bereavement disorders

 

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Sleep problems
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Co-occurring anxiety and depression

 

If you have a mental health treatment plan (MHTP) from your GP