Health Sciences

Services and fees

Mary Aikenhead Clinic services

Counselling and Intervention Services

Fees

Currently all our services are free. A one-off $50 payment may apply to cover the cost of materials which have to be purchased.

Referrals

Referrals from school and medical professionals are welcomed but not required. Clients or parents can simply contact the Clinic and make an appointment. Each referral is subject to an intake process and approval.

As we are a teaching clinic, staffed by clinicians in training, we cannot accept referrals for clients presenting with acute or severe mental health issues. We are also unable to provide legal or court reports.

The Clinic provides client-centred, evidence-based interventions and support for a range of mental health concerns. This may include individuals, couples and families seeking assistance with:

  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders (e.g. phobias, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and generalised anxiety disorder)
  • Trauma and stress-related issues
  • Childhood behavioural and emotional difficulties
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Family and personal transitions (separation, relocation, new partners, older children leaving home, transition to school/work)
  • Anger management
  • Insomnia and other sleep problems
  • Issues of loss and grief
  • Work related problems and career issues
  • Eating problems
  • Addictive behaviours
  • Chronic illness / disability support (e.g cancer, dementia, developmental disability)

Assessment Services

We provide a range of formal psychological assessment packages for children, adolescents and adults. All assessments involve a comprehensive interview, psychometric testing, a report and a feedback session. Assessments can be offered in the following areas:

  • Cognitive/Intellectual functioning
  • Learning or educational difficulties
  • Mental health and behavioural concerns
  • Specialised assessments of developmental difficulties of childhood e.g Autism Spectrum Disorders

Group and Outreach Programs

At various times of the year the Clinic provides education seminars and therapy groups. These groups reflect the area of expertise of the Clinic’s supervising staff and provide the opportunity to target specific issues in a structured manner. Group treatment can be before or after individual treatment, or it can be attended independently of other interventions.

Programs offered may cover the following areas:

  • Anxiety and Stress management
  • Sexuality and Relationships
  • Coping with Depression
  • Anger management
  • Alcohol or other addiction problems
  • Parenting and child behaviour problems
  • Relaxation and mindfulness training
  • Social skills development
  • Self-esteem and confidence problems
  • Healthy eating programs
  • Developmental difficulties

Outreach packages are available to preschools, schools, disability and aged care providers. For more informationcontact the Clinic Director.

Crisis Support

The Clinic does not provide any crisis support. If you are in a crisis, at risk of harm or needing an immediate support, please contact the following services:

  • Lifeline on 13 11 14 (www.lifeline.org.au)
  • Mental Health Access Line 1800 011 511
  • NSW Emergency Services - 000