Counselling Services

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Counselling Services

ORS Group offers counselling services to support individuals by helping them address their mental health concerns and maximise their function day-to-day.

General Counselling Services – Patients do not require a referral to access counselling services if they wish to use private health rebates of pay for the sessions outright.

WAPHA brief intervention services (Perth Metro only) – These WAPHA funded services (PORTS and CABIS) require a GP referral.  They are targeted at people who are financially disadvantaged (eg. Health Care Card or unemployed)

Medicare: Better Access to Mental Health Care – If you have developed a mental health treatment plan (MHTP), your patients can access Medicare funded counselling sessions through ORS’ Medicare Registered Psychologists.

In addition to these services, ORS is also an EAP provider, offering EAP counseling services to employees and their immediate family for a number of contracted organisations. We also accept one-off referrals for EAP services.

Professional support to be their best

General Counselling Services

Occasionally an issue that’s brewing in your patient’s personal life can start to impact their ability to function day-to-day. Sometimes situations in the workplace can impact their confidence and leave them struggling to cope. Whatever the issue, good counselling can help them learn techniques and strategies to deal with it and get them back to feeling and being their best.

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

  • Relationship issues
  • Managing conflict
  • Self-esteem and self-worth issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Coping with change
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Managing stress
  • Work/life balance
  • Sexuality issues
  • Alcohol and drug issues
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Gambling
  • Phobias
  • Career decisions

Medicare: Better access to mental health care & counselling

If you have developed a mental health treatment plan (MHTP) with your patient, they can claim a Medicare rebate on sessions with ORS’ Medicare Registered Psychologists. Initially they can access 6 sessions, with the option to refer for an additional 4 sessions within that year if appropriate.

There is more information on the Department of Health website

Our Medicare Registered Psychologists will provide the support they need

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 as required

You can also refer people 16 years and under to CABIS where the ORS Psychology Team provides face to face brief intervention psychological services for children and adolescents with mild to moderate mental health concerns

For more information, call ORS Psychology on 1800 000 323 during office hours.

Refer to PORTS

Refer to CABIS