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Counselling services

Bailey, Ruth

Service: Counselling services, Social workers
Location: Wagga Wagga
Service description: I am delighted to be available to people struggling with emotional and relationship difficulties and/or with mental illness- related difficulties.
Expertise: Adult individual therapy only. Specialising in relationship difficulties, depression, crises of meaning and life direction issues, disappointment issues.
Approach: Existential- philosophy- influenced therapy, psychodynamic constructs.
Experience: 30 years clinical experience
Qualifications: Social Work
Mobile: 0413 066 803
Hours: Fridays only.

Barnabas House

Service: Counselling services
Location: Griffith
Relationships, cyber addiction, depression, suicide ideation, anxiety, addiction
Experience: 2-3 years experience
Qualifications: Counsellor – Level 2 ACA registered
Address: 80-94 Kookora Street, Griffith NSW 2680. PO Box 880, Griffith NSW 2680
Hours: Monday – Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm
Cost: Accommodation for Singles/Couples per week. $170 Accommodation for families per week. $220 Counselling sessions: $70.00 

GAMS Mental Health Service

Service: Counselling services, Social workers
Location: Griffith, Hay, Hilston, Lake Cargelligo, Leeton, Narrandera
Expertise: Mental Health Clinician (+ Youth Councillor + Social & Emotional Wellbeing Workers )
Approach: As required and clinically appropriate
Experience: Twenty years mental health
Qualifications: BA (Hons), MSW, PgDMS, DipSW
Address: Jondaryan Avenue, Griffith
Hours: 08:00 – 16:30 other times by arrangement
Cost: Nil. However, clients from other GP services will require Mental Health Treatment Plan 

headspace Wagga Wagga

Service: Counselling services, Psychologist
Location: Cootamundra, Temora, Tumut, Wagga Wagga, West Wyalong
Service description: headspace Wagga Wagga is a centre where young people can come to get support. At headspace Wagga Wagga you can receive support from a range of professionals including case managers, psychologists, social workers, dietician or general practitioner (doctor). All of our workers are skilled in listening to young people and can help you identify problems, goals and achieve creative solutions to issues.
Expertise: We are a youth service, which means that we work specifically with young people between the age of 12 and 25 years old, and we also bulk bill all appointments – which means that there will be no out of pocket costs to you. All you need to do is bring your Medicare card along with you.
Approach: Because each person that comes to us is unique, the ways in which we help them can vary. Generally a young person will be allocated a case manager who they can liaise with through out the time that they are accessing services here and also a counsellor (psychologist or social worker). Depending on the young persons needs, they may also access services from the dietician, GP or vocational assistance or be linked in with other appropriate services
Experience: Young people visit headspace for many reasons including: * feeling down, depressed or anxious * not coping at school, home, uni or work * having family or relationship issues * not sleeping well * not eating well * finding it hard to concentrate or be motivated * being bullied or hurt by others * having trouble managing anger * experiencing grief and loss * worried about their drinking or drug use * have noticed ‘something’s not quite right.
Address: 2 / 185 Morgan Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650. West Wyalong: 186 Main Street. Temora: 225 Hoskins Street (Temora Community Centre). Tumut: Corner of Capper & Howick Street (TAFE Campus). Cootamundra: 91-97 Wallendoon Street, Suite 5 (Mission Australia Building).
Phone: (02) 6923 3170
Mobile: 0439 218 891
Email: myheadspace@riverinaheadspace.com.au
Hours: Wagga Wagga: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 9am to 5pm & Thurs 9am to 8pm. West Wyalong: 9am – 4pm on Mon. Temora: 10 – 3pm on Tues. Tumut: 10.30am – 4pm on Fri. Cootamundra: 10.30am – 3pm on Wed.
Cost: Free
Website: www.headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/headspace-wagga-wagga

headspace Griffith

Service: Counselling services, Psychologist
Location:1/26 Ulong Street, Griffith, New South Wales 2680
Service description: headspace Griffith is a youth-friendly service for anyone aged between 12 and 25 years. Our staff can talk to you about any concerns you may have and provide you with support, information and services in a confidential, non-judgmental environment.

·         All of our services are free of charge. You can come in on your own or bring someone with you for support. If you’re not ready to talk to someone yet, we can provide you or your family with general information on a number of different topics. There is a great range of fact sheets that you can access now via the ‘Get Info Now’ link at the bottom of this page.

·         You can phone us on 02 6962 3277 to arrange an appointment, or drop into our site at 1/26 Ulong Street to find out more. Referrals are not required but appointments are preferred.

·         You can also access headspace services online. eheadspace provides an online and telephone support service to people aged 12-25.

·         If you have any immediate concerns, you can phone Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, Lifeline on 13 11 14
Phone:(02) 6962 3277
F:(02) 6962 6925
Website: headspacegriffith@mphn.org.aufacebook.com/headspacegriffith

Innerconcepts – Ella Smith

Service: Counselling services provided to families, children & individuals. Providing professional supervision to individuals, staff and group supervision to workplaces.
Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW
Expertise: Family violence, Men’s behaviour change, PTSD and Complex PTSD.
Approach: Counselling: Trauma informed, Somatic therapy, Attachment therapy, values based, systems approach, strengths based, solutions focused, play therapy. Supervision: Reflective space, utilising the Seven Eyed supervision model.
Experience: 12 years. Level 3 member with the Australian Counselling Association.
Qualifications: Bachelor Human Services, Diploma Counselling, Diploma Community Services, Clinical Supervisor (Bouverie Centre), Graduate Certificate in Men’s Behaviour Change. Current studies: Somatic therapist and EMDR.
Address: 8 Gurwood Street. Wagga Wagga. NSW 2650
Phone: 0438 021157
Hours: Hours: Monday 6.30 a.m. – 6pm, Tuesday & Thursday 5.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Jones, Pauline

Service: Counselling services
Organisation: Dynamic Counselling Services
Location: Wagga Wagga
Expertise: Individual, Couple, and Family Counselling I practice as a therapist, providing assessment, counselling and psychotherapy for a broad range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety and stress related disorders, workplace trauma and stress, disordered eating, post-traumatic stress disorders, substance abuse, impacts on survivors of sexual assault, personality disorders, anger and pain management as well as adjustment to life stressors such as grief and loss and relationship problems. The clients I work with include children, teenagers and adults both individually and in couple counselling.
Approach: In my clinical practice I use a variety of therapies such as, but not limited to, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, Relationship Therapy, Family Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Experience: I worked as a Snr Clinical Social Worker for six years at non-government organisation and part time for five years in private practice as an Associate. For the past 6 years I have worked in my own private practice along with Associates.
Qualifications: Pauline Jones – BA BSW, MAASW (ACC)
Additional: Our Dynamic Counselling Team are a multi-disciplinary team including, Psychologists and Mental Health Social Workers and have an extensive and proven range of experience.
Address: 55 Gurwood Street, Wagga Wagga.
Phone: 02 6921 7266
Email: dynam.pj@bigpond.net.au
Hours: Monday – Saturday. 9am-5.30pm After hours crisis appointments
Cost: Medicare rebates 

Post, David

Service: Counselling
Location: Wagga Based – Riverina area
Expertise: Personal, Family & Relationship Counselling – Couples, Grief & Loss, Depression, Anxiety & Trauma Counselling
Approach:  Because each family and every person is unique, the ways in which I help them can vary, always with a focus on gently, slowly and with respect. In my clinical practice I use a multi layer of therapies such as Family Systems Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Person Centered Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy.
Experience: I have held roles in government and non-government agencies. I now work full-time in private practice including a partnership with Rural Outreach Counselling, offering counselling across the Riverina area.
Qualifications: David Post – BA/BSW – JP – Counsellor – 17+ years experience.
Email: david@introspective.com.au
Address:  PO Box 272, Wagga Wagga, 2650
Hours:  8.30 – 5.00, Early mornings, Evenings and Saturdays when required or to suit.
Cost: $150.00 per session or as agreed.

Said, Maureen

Service: Counselling services
Location: Wagga Wagga
Expertise: Grief & Loss, Depression, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Relationship counselling.
Approach: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Humanist, Solution-Focussed Therapy
Experience: 8 years extensive experience in all areas of counselling
Qualifications: Bachelor of Counselling, Bachelor of Education
Additional: I provide a respectful, client focused service in which I work with my clients to find ways of overcoming current issues and attain good outcomes. My approach entails gentle assistance rather than an aggressive, directive approach.
Address: 40 Morrow Street, Wagga
Hours: Wed, Fri, 9.00am- 8.00pm, Sat 9.00-5.30, Mon, Tues, Thurs 5.30 -8.00 pm
Cost: $60.00 No rebate available however cost may be negotiable under certain circumstances. 

The Counselling, Mediation & Relationship Centre – Donna Piromalli

Service: Counselling & Mediation Family Dispute Services
Location: Griffith
Expertise: Specialises in Relationship Training & Conflict Resolution. Also supports clients with depression, trauma, panic attacks PTSD, separation & divorce, parenting, grief & loss, self-esteem and anger management.
Approach: Psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapies, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Gesalt Therapy, Person- Centred Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client Centred Counselling.
Experience: 8 years working with individuals, couples, families and businesses, specialising in Relationship Training and Conflict Resolution. Supporting clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, panic attacks, PTSD, separation & divorce, parenting, grief & loss, self-esteem, bullying & anger management. A registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) with the Attorney General’s Office, and able to issue Section 60(I) certificates pursuant to the provisions of the Family Law Act 1975, when mediation is not appropriate, enabling the parties’ access to the court process. Also a Child Consultant, as Child Inclusive Practice engages children & brings their voice forward to the mediation session. Donna works with and supports children, to find out their needs during the separation and divorce process.
Qualifications: Bachelor Counselling. GradDip Family Dispute Resolution.
Address: Shop 2/44 Ulong Street. Griffith NSW 2680
Phone: 0402625887
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 8.30 a.m. – 6p.m.

White, Janelle

Service: Counselling services, Social workers
Organisation: Griffith Counselling Centre
Location: Griffith
Expertise: The centre provides specialist trauma counselling for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Mental health interventions are provided for clients with a Mental Health Treatment Plan.
Approach: CBT; family therapy; trauma focused therapy; Triple P Parenting program; strengths and client focused approaches; motivational interviewing; narrative therapy; art therapies; play therapy.
Experience: Counsellors have a range of experience in mental health counselling including depression and anxiety; trauma counselling; sexual assault and domestic violence counselling; parenting programs; family and relationship counselling; career planning; lecturing in social work; clinical supervision of allied health clinicians; working with children and adults.
Qualifications: The centre has two counsellors with qualifications including Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work (Accredited Mental Health Social Worker) and Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling)
Additional: http://www.griffithcounselling.com.au
Address: 42 Yambil Street, Griffith NSW 2680
Phone: 02 6964 3610
Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
Cost: Fees are $120 per session with $74.80 Medicare rebate available. A range of free counselling services are available for victims of crime (sexual assault, domestic violence) and veterans and their families. For more information please contact the Centre.
Website: www.griffithcounselling.com.au