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Counselling

Meridian Wellbeing Services host the ACT’s leading, professional, peer-led counselling service for people living with HIV, people impacted by HIV, LGBTIQA+ people, their families-of-choice, carers and allies. Our qualified team provides confidential counselling for people who are seeking support to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Meridian Wellbeing Services is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and non-judgemental therapeutic environment that values the unique lived experiences of anyone seeking counselling with our team. We welcome members of the community over the age of 15, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, cultural background or religious belief.

Our Counselling services are free for:

  • People living with HIV or impacted by HIV
  • People holding a valid Healthcare card or Centrelink concession card.
  • Other Counselling clients, the fee table below will apply.
Counselling Fee
Annual Income Range Below $55k From $55k to $80k Above $80K
Charge $35-$55 (minimum $35) $55-$80 (minimum $55) $80-$190 (minimum $80)

To make an enquiry please contact Meridian Wellbeing Services on 6257 2855, via email at [email protected] or complete our Self-Referral or Client Referral Form.

Self-Referral Form

Client Referral Form

 

Segments of Care

Due to unprecedented demand and a growing waitlist, Meridian Wellbeing Services has moved to a Segment of Care service model to ensure more clients have the opportunity to access support.

What this means is that your Counselling, Psychology or Social Work support will be focused on your individual wellness goals within a maximum of 6 sessions.

Our Intake Officer will discuss this with you, as will your clinician when planning the best care for you. Once an individual’s Segment of Care comes to a close, they can request to be put back on the waitlist for future Segments of Care as they become available.

 

   
 

Meridian Wellbeing Services is not a crisis service.
We are an appointment-based service and we only respond to phone calls and emails during normal business hours - 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday - Friday.

If you, or someone you know is in crisis please call the numbers below:
In an emergency always contact 000.
Access Mental Health open 24/7 | (02) 6205 1065 or 1800 629 354
QLife: Open 3pm - Midnight | 1800 184 527 | qlife.org.au
Lifeline: Open 24/7 | 13 11 14 | lifeline.org.au
Domestic Violence Crisis Service: Open 24/7 | (02) 6280 0900 | dvcs.org.au

For those under the age of 25, there are also the following services available:
Kids Helpline: Open 24/7 | 1800 551 800 | kidshelpline.com.au
Eheadspace: 1800 650 890 | headspace.org.au/eheadspace/

 
   

 


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