Client Services At A Glance

Counselling, Psychotherapy & Support Groups

  • All services available to women, men, teenagers and couples
  • Phone, face to face and email contacts welcome
  • Skype counselling option for clients outside Melbourne
  • No referral is necessary
  • Opening hours:
    Mon: 9.30am – 8pm
    Tues/Wed/Thurs: 9.30am – 3.00pm
    plus Wed: 3pm – 8pm by appointment only.
  • See also FAQs for clients

Counselling, Psychotherapy And Support Groups

Pregnancy Loss -
for grief associated with:

  • Abortion
  • Foetal reduction/genetic abnormality
  • Miscarriage
  • IVF losses
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Stillbirth
  • Infertility
  • Relinquishing parents

Pregnancy
Support

  • Emotional support during and after pregnancy
  • Practical assistance – baby needs, support groups, etc.

Unplanned
Pregnancy

  • Emotional support during decision making
  • Non-directive assistance to explore all options
  • Abortion information and counselling
  • independent of abortion referral

PNDA -
Peri Natal Depression & Anxiety

  • refers to the period between conception and 1 year after the birth
  • formerly known as PND – Post Natal Depression
  • individual and group support

Couples/Relationship

  • counselling with or without your partner
  • pre-marriage education courses

General Loss & Grief

  • for any significant loss in your life such as:
  • divorce and separation
  • death of loved one
  • after assault or abuse
  • other losses such as health, job, status, identity

Support Groups for:

  • General Loss and Grief
  • Pregnancy Loss
  • Post Abortion Grief
  • 'Baby & Me' support groups for women and couples – getting ahead of post natal depression
  • Mums-to-be

Psychotherapy

  • available for clients with more complex needs.

Fees

Unlimited low cost face-to-face sessions are available.

Counselling from Open Doors is less costly than short term rebated Medicare counselling schemes for which clients have to pay a substantial gap fee.

Fees as of Nov 2015:

  • Counselling – $30 per face to face session.
  • Psychotherapy – $60 per session.
  • Group – $10 per session
  • in cases of financial hardship please talk about this with your counsellor/therapist.