FAQ Counselling Sessions

FAQ Counselling Sessions


Counselling can help you with a range of issues including:

  • Anger Management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma & Phobias
  • Stress Management
  • Addictions
  • Conflict resolutions
  • Communication and People Skills


How long does a Counselling Session go for?

You can book a counselling session for an hour or an hour and half.  Personal Development Programs and Personal Breakthrough Programs are much longer sessions.


Do I need a Dr's Referral?

You only need a Doctors referral if you have depression and are seeing a doctor. If you’re taking medication your doctor needs to know if you’re seeking outside help so they can monitor your progress and adjust medication when needed.

Can I use my Mental Health Plan with Whitsunday Professional Counselling

We do not work with Mental Health Plans from the Government because we are privately owned and operated. For a mental health plan, you need to ask your doctor to refer you to a free service in your area.

I know it sucks! However the benefit of booking in with us is there is no waiting list, we are available Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm and Saturdays and Sundays 9am – 12pm (no extra charge for the weekends) and the other benefit is continuity – you will always have the same Counsellor – yep that’s me!

Can I claim Counselling Session through Private Health Cover?

You can claim Clinical Psychology through Private Health Cover but not Counselling so that means umm no you can’t not with Whitsunday Professional Counselling. I can give you results but not a rebate.

Where is Whitsunday Professional Counselling Located?

We are located at 59 Main St, Proserpine.  That’s in the Main Street, opposite the Westpac bank and next door to the Chemist.