Counselling Services

Castlemaine District Community Health offers a range of counselling services provided by qualified professionals who are able to assist and support individuals and families through a range of issues.

All information remains confidential. Counselling can be a safe place to discuss difficult issues, learn coping strategies and find support.

We work in co-operation with other service providers where required, such as GP's, Withdrawal Nurses, Community Mental Health Services, Family Violence Services and many others.

If we are not able to assist, we can refer you to someone who may be more appropriate.

 


Generalist Counselling

Generalist Counselling covers a variety of issues including: grief and loss, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship concerns, parenting and others. Counselling offers personal support, strategies for change, someone to trust with difficult concerns and offers hope for a more positive future.

Eligibility
Generalist Counselling is open to people of all ages, children, young people, adults and older people. The service is available to individuals, couples and families.

A GP referral is not needed.

To Arrange an Appointment

Phone our reception desk on (03) 5479 1000 and ask to speak to a Duty Worker.
If you don't have a phone, come in and see us.

The Duty Worker operates between 1-3pm Monday - Friday

The Duty Worker will take some details from you, discuss your concerns and help you decide on the best course of action.

Fees
Generalist Counselling is a free service.

 

 


Family Counselling

Generalist Counsellors can provide Family Counselling to assist families during challenging times.  Family Counselling can involve having a single family member come along to an individual’s counselling session, or having the whole family attend a family session. Family Counselling can be beneficial when a child or young person is showing signs of distress, when there has been a bereavement or trauma, when there is conflict or tension occurring between family members or when there are changes in the family. 

Eligibility
Family Counselling is open to people of all ages, children, young people, adults and older people.

A GP referral is not needed.

To Arrange an Appointment

Phone our reception desk on (03) 5479 1000 and ask to speak to a Duty Worker.

The Duty Worker operates between 1-3pm Monday - Friday.

The Duty Worker will take some details from you, discuss your concerns and help you decide on the best course of action.

Fees
Counselling is a free service.

 

 


Alcohol and Other Drug Counselling Service (A&OD)

To access services at CDCH you must contact ACSO Connect on 1300 022 760.

For more information click here - ACSO Connect

The Alcohol and Other Drug (A&OD) Counselling Service at Castlemaine District Community Health is available to anyone who is affected by substance use. If you want to cut down, withdraw, or are affected by a loved one using alcohol or other drugs, our counsellors may be able to assist you. 

To access services you must contact ACSO Connect on 1300 022 760.

Fees
A&OD Counselling is a free service.

 

 

 


The Rural Primary Health Service (RPHS)

This service provides counselling sessions for a broad range of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, family issues and children's counselling.

Eligibility
Counsellors work with individuals of any age.

This service can be referred to by a range of health professionals.

To Arrange an Appointment

Phone our reception desk on (03) 5479 1000 and ask to speak to a Duty Worker.
If you don't have a phone, come in and see us.

The Duty Worker operates between 1-3pm Monday - Friday.

The Duty Worker will take some details from you, discuss your concerns and help you decide on the best course of action.

Fees
RPHS Counselling is a free service.

 

 


Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS)

A set number of appointments are allocated for people who are experiencing high prevalence mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression and suicide ideation.
This service provides a Mental Health Assessment and treatment for individuals, couples and families.

Eligibility
This service requires a GP referral.

To Arrange an Appointment
Deliver your GP referral to Castlemaine District Community Health and a worker will contact you and make an appointment.

Fees
ATAPS is a free service.

 

 


Group Programs

The Counselling Team offer various group programs during the year, around common issues such as Parenting, Depression, Separation and Divorce. Groups can be a great way for people to share their experiences and solutions and build supports that can last a lifetime.

For more information on current Group Programs click here.