Regardless of who initiated a marital separation, it can be one of the most physically, financially and emotionally draining periods of a person’s life. Many clients however achieve excellent results working with a separation and divorce coach to get them through the maze. The assistance of a separation and divorce coach often saves our clients thousands of dollars in the long run and enables them to feel less overwhelmed and more empowered along the way to achieving fair financial outcomes and parenting arrangements, which are in the best interest of the children.

Our Separation and Divorce Coaches can assist by advising:

  • On the range of options available for a client to resolve financial/property and parenting arrangements and how to legally

    divorce.

  • How to get the best out of mediation and reduce your legal costs.

  • What to prepare before you see a mediator and/or lawyer if necessary.

  • The options available for child support, child maintenance and spousal maintenance.

  • How to help communicate with your ex-partner to try and achieve more amicable legal and financial outcomes.

  • Help to improve your safety and security when leaving a relationship and provide guidance on where to get additional support if required.

  • Assist to get well prepared and organised with your evidence and documentation.

  • Help to prepare your financial information and draft legal material including financial and parenting agreements.

  • Help to obtain financial information and support including where relevant, property and/or business valuations, accounts, superannuation, credit ratings, bank information, financial and estate planning and mortgage broking requirements.

  • Identify the key family documents which may need to be amended pre and post separation/divorce, what future documentation is required and assist to get changes made.

  • Your rights and obligations when there is a family business, company and/or trust.

  • How to prepare an updated resume, interview skills and career assistance.

We offer individual coaching as well as various workshops and other resources to help our clients.

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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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Are your workshops in person or online?

Our regular workshops, book club and events are offered online and in person at various venues.

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