Counselling sessions provide a safe and confidential space where you can work through the issues that are impacting on your life with someone who is experienced, professional, and objective. When you feel stuck or overwhelmed it can be difficult to work out what to do. Having someone who is passionately invested in helping you work through the issues, but not connected to any agenda or outcome (as friends and family often are) can help you find clarity. Our goal is to help you find a way forward by drawing on a range of evidence-based therapeutic frameworks and tools.
Counselling can help with a variety of issues including:
anxiety and depression,
self-esteem and confidence,
bullying and harassment, or abuse
grief and loss,
substance abuse or addictive behavior
parenting and step-parenting,
children and issues they may be experiencing,
work performance and career counselling,
coping with change,
therapeutic services and support for people with a disability
Counselling sessions are conducted face to face in a quiet and private room at one of our designated locations (St. Helens, Bicheno, Fingal or St Marys.) Sessions are 50 to 60 minutes long, though an initial appointment may be up to 15 minutes longer.
**Zoom or telephone sessions can be arranged where face to face counselling is not practical or possible for the client.
Costs vary depending on location.
Sessions start at $90 for private individuals and $110 for couples.
Employees of the State government are able to access counselling with Leanne free of charge through their Employee Assistance Program and others, such as NDIS participants, may be able to access support through their funded plan. Leanne is a registered NDIS provider of therapeutic services.
The CCS Tas counselling services at St Marys and Fingal are subsidised by the Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House. Clients are encouraged to contribute to counselling costs where they can, but up to 6 sessions can be provided free of charge if necessary.
Please contact us if you wish to discuss fees or your eligibility for any of these programs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do you accept NDIS?
A: Counselling & Consulting Services Tasmania is a registered NDIS provider of therapeutic services. Leanne holds a Master of Disability Studies in addition to her counselling qualification and specialises in providing support for people with disability.
Q: Are counselling sessions available through a mental health plan?
A: We are unfortunately unable to provide services covered by mental health plans as counsellors are not currently included in the professions covered by Medicare. Please contact your GP for referral options if you are on a mental health plan.
Q: Do I need a referral?
A: You do not need a referral to see a counsellor. Please get in touch if you'd like to make an appointment.
Q: How often should I attend sessions? How many sessions are usually offered?
A: This is entirely up to you. Some people may want or need help working through a tough decision and only need to attend one session. Others may have more long-term goals and want to maintain momentum over a series of visits. Either way, you are not locked in and you can pause, stop, or restart counselling at any time.
Q: We live in a small town. What if I bump into you at the supermarket or out in public?
A: If you'd like to, say 'hello'. If not - that's okay, too. Don't worry, it's not rude. We are bound to you by confidentiality and will not approach or bring attention to you with anything more than a friendly and discreet smile (unless you interact with us first!)