Services Offered at Southern Downs Wellbeing Support

Southern Downs Wellbeing Support operates within the private sector providing fee-for-service consultations.    

Eligible referred counselling clients are able to claim a Medicare rebate for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.  The rebate generally covers approximateley 3/4 of the cost of the session.  Please enquire about payment on booking your appointment.  

Counselling/Personal Therapy

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Available to individuals (adolescents and adults), couples and families. An eclectic approach of Focused Psychological Therapies, systems and strengths based counselling is offered.  The desired outcome of counselling is for those experiencing psychological distress to be empowered, experience self-determined change and develop strategies to address the issues at hand.   Work is often conducted collaboratively with others within the health sector to provide a service that is caring, sensitive, honest and confidential.

Professional/Clinical Supervision

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Professional supervision assists individuals and organisations to maintain quality practice, professional standards and high performance in the workplace. Supervision is a useful process for evaluating sound decision-making, practice/service delivery outcomes, and supporting professionals and workers in their roles. It minimises the risk of burnout by offering support, reflection, encouragement, professional and clinical guidance and positively inspires professional practice.  The supervision provided is aligned with AASW practice standards  and the Qld Health Clincial Supervision Guidelines (2009) Kathy has trained in and values delivering supervision utilising the PASE model from AMOVITA.

Support Coordination/Social Work Services  – Rehability Australia

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If you have a plan through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), we offer support co-ordination services according to your plan so that you have peace of mind that nothing is missed.

Rehability Australia are specialists in providing client-centred care, focusing on the achievement of your goals to maximise independence and optimise quality of life.Click here to read more about how Southern Downs Wellbeing Support help with NDIS co-ordination.

To access NDIS support through the Rehability Australia Warwick Office call 07 4667 0171 or email to enquire about availability of service.


Mediation Services

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Win, Win…

What is mediation?

Mediation is a process in which the parties to a dispute, with the assistance of a neutral third party (the mediator), identify the issues, develop options, consider alternatives and endeavour to reach an agreement.  The responsibility for the decisions made and the outcome of the resolution remain with the clients, with no advice or suggestions from the mediator.

The mediator retains control of the process and takes the parties back to a ‘formal relationship’, which differs greatly from counselling or therapy.

Families often find by being involved in a formal process, in a controlled, relaxing environment it helps to find a solution which is acceptable to all parties and good outcomes can be achieved.

Mediation is helpful for intensive parental issues but also teen/parent issues, adult relationship conflicts, disputes between neighbours, work colleagues, issues between adult sibling and generally any issue which left unresolved may result in a severe breakdown in a relationship or a court battle.

A certificate as required for the Family Law Court from an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDR) cannot be provided for this mediation service. To find a dispute resolution service provider visit, or call the Family Relationships Advice Line on 1800 050 321.

Perinatal Support

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Pregnancy support counselling to assist women who may have concerns relating to a current or recent pregnancy (within the past 12 months), whether this be a full-term or part-term (including planned termination).

The pregnancy support counselling is covered by Medicare for three 30-minute counselling with a GP referral.

The service provided aims to assst with prevention and early detection of antenatal and postnatal depression providing support and treatment for expectant and new mothers on the Southern Downs.  It incorporates elements of community engagment, self care and relaxation, stress management & life adjustment techniques, and equipping new parents for the adventures to come.  

Community Development and Advocacy

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Community development is a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems.

Most of us belong to more than one community, for example, an individual can be part of a neighbourhood community, a religious community and a community of shared interests all at the same time.

This collective grass roots action is something Southern Downs Wellbeing Support Service is able to facilitate by being involved with small initatives within groups to large initatives that involved the broader community.

Contact the office today to discuss your Community Development needs.