At BNC, we are committed and passionate about investigating and treating the possible underlying causes of mental health concerns. The clinic applies a multidisciplinary clinical ap¬proach to assessment and intervention, drawing from current knowledge in the areas of Psychology, Medicine, Neuroscience, Psychophysiology, Nutrition and Microbiology. Our intervention services focus on promoting life skills, healthy brain function, and general wellbeing in children, adolescents, and adults.
- General Support
- Family counselling
- Conflict resolution
- Transition support
- Telephone Counselling
“Sometimes all that is needed is a hand to hold, an ear to listen, and a heart to understand”
HOW WE CAN SUPPORT YOU
Counselling aims to assist in dealing with a range of difficult issues, from day-to-day concerns to more serious and long-term psychological problems. Counselling can help you gain a greater understanding of your feelings and help you make positive changes in your life. It can also help you set realistic goals for the future and turn those goals into actions. You will be expected to be an active participant in your therapy and may be given ‘homework’ as part of your behavioural change plan. Our therapeutic approach emphasises your strengths in achieving your desired outcomes.
REFERRALS AND REBATES
Referrals for counselling at BNC can be made by parents, carers, GPs, schools, or other health professionals. Medicare rebates are available for up to 10 sessions per calendar year, if you have a referral and Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from your GP, or a referral from a Pediatrician or Psychiatrist.
Gap fees do apply. Rebates can be claimed through private health funds. Please check eligibility with your individual fund.
There is research to indicate that mental health issues, including depression and other mood disorders, are associated with nutrient deficiencies. The clinic provides biomedical assessments to investigate underlying nutrient deficiencies and may recommend nutritional intervention to improve mental health.
Please see the nutrition section for more information