People see psychologists for many reasons. Sometimes we may need assistance with managing day to day stress or we feel unhappy or unsatisfied with life in general, or we are struggling with specific life events, such as the loss of a job or difficulty in personal relationships. Other times, we may experience difficulties with mood or anxiety, distressing thoughts, distressing memories or difficult behaviours. Psychologists can provide the long- or short-term support to help you feel the way you want to and help you through difficult times.
Usually there is no waiting list for the clinic's individual, couple and family counselling service.
We aim to arrange your first appointment within a week of your enquiry.
We accept self-referrals as well as referrals from health professionals. You may want to discuss your referral with your GP, psychiatrist or existing psychologist.
Limitations to services offered by the clinic:
Sometimes the Swinburne Psychology Clinic may not be the best service to meet your needs. If this is the case, we can suggest other services that may be more suitable. We are unable to provide services in the following circumstances:
- walk-in crisis or emergency services
- medico-legal, worker’s compensation, family court, or other legal matters
- students undertaking psychology studies at Swinburne University.
Fees and payment
Consultation fees for psychological counselling are calculated on a sliding scale at a rate of $1.00 per hour for every $1,000 of family income. There is a minimum fee of $20 to a maximum of $80 per consultation and the initial appointment attracts a $10 administrative fee.
Payment can only be made by cash or credit card.
Note: If you are a Swinburne student, please contact the Swinburne Health and Wellbeing Service. Current Swinburne students can access counselling and psychological services at no cost through this service.