Newcastle Counselling and Psychotherapy

Phone: 0409 115 321

Email: paul@newcasltecounselling.com.au

Clinic address: Room 4, Level 1, 744 Hunter Street, Newcastle West NSW 2302 (Bank Corner building, opposite Muso’s Corner, on the corner of Bellevue Street above Bank Corner Espresso Cafe).

There are numerous reasons why individuals seek counseling and psychotherapy.

  • Overwhelmed by stress & anxiety
  • Facing challenges in relationships or separation
  • Grieving the loss of a loved one
  • Encountering difficulties in parenting
  • Grappling with past experiences
  • Struggling with addiction
  • Battling depression
  • Questioning identity or sexuality
  • Feeling a sense of disconnection or difficulty in belonging within society

Independent, unbiased psychotherapy, counselling and supervision.

FAQ’s

No, you can access this service without a GP referral.  

Counselling and Psychotherapy are both forms of psychological treatment and helping individuals with emotional and mental health issues but they differ in a few aspects. Counselling is typically short-term (6-12 sessions) and focused on specific issues such as relationship challenges, changes in life situation, stress or grief. Psychotherapy is often long-term and more in-depth, addressing complex issues and deep seated emotional problems such as past traumas, depression, anxiety and attachment disturbances. Given these differences in scope the training for counsellors is typically shorter than that of Psychotherapists.  

Currently only psychologists and mental health social workers have Medicare provider numbers and can offer free sessions through the better access to mental health program. While there has been much talk about governmental changes include psychotherapy un the better access scheme, it has not occurred as yet. However, Paul can offer private health fund rebates through BUPA, Medibank private, AHM and providers under the Australian regional health group. Once you have paid the full session fee, you can use your receipt to lodge a rebate claim with your provider. 

Testimonials

Paul has been consistently listed on Google as one of the three best rated relationship counsellors in Newcastle for the past 7 years.

Location

Clinic address: Room 4, Level 1, 744 Hunter Street, Newcastle West NSW 2302 (Bank Corner building, opposite Muso’s Corner, on the corner of Bellevue Street above Bank Corner Espresso Cafe).

Transport: Parking is metered and timed in this area, please allow additional time to park as there are limited parking spots and also some roadworks. Various buses pass by this location, look up public transport information on https://transportnsw.info/routes#/ Marketown Shopping Centre (the Coles end off Parry Street) is a short 5 minute walk to the clinic and has 3 hours free parking.

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