Griffith Counselling Centre

  • make positive changes

  • develop new coping strategies

  • identify cycles of negative thinking

  • reduce self destructive behaviours

  • be more assertive

  • relax more 

  • express anger in healthy ways

  • improve relationships

  • parent with confidence

  • problem solve


Your doctor can provide a referral for counselling and a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan gives you Medicare rebates for up to 10 sessions per year.

Does your child or adolescent struggle at school, have lots of worries, or can't sleep?

What can you do?

Counselling  can be helpful for children and young people suffering from stress, anxiety, behavioural problems or sadness.
When referred by your GP with a Child Treatment Plan or Mental Health Care Plan, your child may be eligible for up to 10 Medicare rebated sessions per calendar year. 

Phone to discuss your child's counselling needs or young people can contact directly to make an appointment.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based approach which research has proven to reduce mental health symptoms.

Focused psychological strategies and identifying stressors contributing to your situation can help you to: ​

Tell someone who can help.

Contact your doctor for an appointment to discuss your symptoms and counselling needs.

Poor mental health can have a big impact on your life. Stress, anxiety and  low mood is often linked to poor sleep, feeling 'flat', tiredness, poor concentration, avoiding people, lack of motivation and loss of enjoyment in life. If ignored, symptoms can worsen, and may lead to  reliance on alcohol & drugs, conflict at home or in the workplace. ​

Medicare rebates

"I just want to say how much Janelle has had an impact on Sam. Both Sam and I warmed to her instantly in our first appointments and found it very easy to talk to her. She has a lovely manner and Sam has really taken on board the suggestions she has made to overcome some of his difficulties. It was a long time coming but she was worth the wait! You are lucky to have her on the team! Sam especially looked forward to the visits.”

Jenni (July 2016)


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