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Divorce and Inheritances

Divorce and Inheritances

Whether or not an inheritance is to be considered part of the pool of assets of a marriage, is looked at by the Court on a case-by-case basis. ...more

Family Counselling

July 22, 20242 min read

Rural women – A dreamy existence at times but bloody hard work and challenging!

Rural women – A dreamy existence at times but bloody hard work and challenging!

Watching my cousins all grow up in rural worlds, almost seemed romantic to me as a child. I would visit every holiday from the city and ride horses, milk some cows, pick fruit, ride my motor bike, jum... ...more

Family Counselling

July 16, 20243 min read

Telling your Partner you want a Separation or Divorce

Telling your Partner you want a Separation or Divorce

Regardless of who has made the decision or how your relationship has been to date, telling you partner that you want a separation or divorce is likely to be one of the most difficult, painful and memo... ...more

Family Counselling

June 27, 20244 min read

Post Separation Abuse

Post Separation Abuse

In many cases of post separation abuse, victims report there had been very few signs, if any, of abusive behaviour and/or coercive control throughout the relationship until the decision was made to se... ...more

Family Counselling

June 24, 20242 min read

Emergency Support and Key Resources

Emergency Support and Key Resources

A useful list of Emergency and Key Resources. ...more

Separation Support ,Family Counselling

May 28, 20242 min read

You've Got this

You've Got this

If you are struggling right now, we get it and you are not alone. Separation Support Network started after we identified a growing need to help people in this situation ...more

Separation Support ,Family Counselling

April 22, 20242 min read

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FAQS

Do I need separation counselling or coaching?

It is a Counsellor’s role to help people identify and resolve difficulties stemming from their past which currently impact their marriage, parenting, family relationships and overall life satisfaction. We use a process-oriented approach to help identify patterns of thought and behaviour that hold individuals back.

All of our clients are encouraged and supported to work towards improved emotional resilience and to be better prepared to face the emotional impact of navigating a divorce and its ripple effects on all aspects of life, work and family. The main focus is on feelings within a framework of psychological and emotional issues.

The goal of Separation and Divorce Coaching is to walk clients through the legal, financial and parenting practicalities of separation and divorce and to educate and empower them to take the steps necessary to move forward to achieve affordable, fair and less stressful outcomes.

Our goal is to guide clients through the practical steps of the dissolution of a marriage efficiently and with the least amount of emotional interference in their decision-making especially where children and their custodial needs and care are involved.

Medicare rebate or private medical insurance claim for psychological services?

Most clients prefer to book directly with our Head Counsellor and Psychologist via this website. No referral is required to access this counselling service. 

During the first session, you can discuss the benefits of seeking a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP should you wish to pursue this path moving forward. If you require a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) you will need to make a long appointment with your GP and they will make an assessment about whether you are eligible.

All of our psychologists are registered with Medicare and you will need a referral from a GP if you wish to claim Medicare rebates. Under the Better Access program you can receive a partial rebate for up to 10 individual sessions in a calendar year.

All our psychologists are registered with private health insurance providers in Australia. If you have private health insurance, you may be eligible to claim rebates for psychological sessions. The level of cover and any applicable waiting periods vary between providers and depends on your extras cover policy. 

To find out if you are eligible and/or how much funding you are entitled to claim for psychological sessions, please contact your private health insurance.

Where applicable, some of our psychologists also see clients who are self-managed or plan-managed through NDIS at the current rate for NDIS.

Cancellation or missed sessions policy

Given the nature of our support services, last minute cancellations are costly, and it means that other clients may miss out on receiving the required support.  For cancellations within 48 hours of the scheduled appointment there is a $65 part fee payment. For less than 24 hours cancellation notice or a non-show, the full session fee will need to be charged. These fees are refunded however if the session can be filled at the last minute.

How are your counselling and coaching sessions held?

We know our clients are time poor. For your convenience, all our counselling or coaching sessions are now available online via Zoom.

You can book your appointment online via this website.

Zoom allows us to connect with you via video and audio. It just requires you to click on a link to join. You can sign up to Zoom to create a FREE account and download the Zoom Client for Meetings. Zoom does require internet connections.

After you book you will be sent a reminder about the booking and emailed a link to connect at the booked time. You are also likely to be sent a client information form to complete prior to your initial consultation to enable our Counsellors and Coaches to be better prepared for your first meeting.

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