counseling, psychotherapyCounseling sessions Trish

 I offer Counseling / psychotherapy sessions to individuals, couples and family groups. Most concerns are covered including depression, anxiety, bipolar, personality issues, grief, weight concerns, work issues, relationship counseling, infertility, insomnia, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and others. If you have current significant addiction issues I prefer to recommend Fresh Start or another very supportive agency. However I am very happy to see you in maintenance phase.

If you do not have any psychological illness but simply have some stress in your life or need some life coaching I would be very happy to address that.Appointments can also be offered to clients over the phone or on Skype, however there will not be a medicare rebate in these circumstances.


There is a medicare rebate under the Better Access for Mental Health Care initiative. I often do the Mental Health Care Plan myself so you do not need a referral. However if you have a GP whom you see regularly a referral is welcome.

Payment Details Dr Trish Quinlivan

All consults last for 1 hour.

1 hour consult Fee Rebate Gap
Private $190 $132.75 $57.25
Undergraduate Student/ Pensioner Concession Card $170 $132.75 $37.25
Health Care Card $160 $132.75 $27.25


Training and Experience

I have extensive experience in dealing with mental health and life issues. I worked in general practice for 20 years and have completed two years of psychotherapy training. I frequently managed mental illness in general practice and developed experience there. Since leaving general practice I have had continuous ongoing training in Mindfulness and have taught classes since 2013. I regularly attend workshops and retreats to further my learning.

In my own life I feel very at peace and enjoy loving relationships with my family and friends. I know what is required to heal and would love to help guide you.It is about discovering those things that are preventing you from being at peace with yourself or affecting your relationships, then compassionately creating change.

I prefer to treat clients with therapy first however sometimes I still prescribe antidepressants. I do not prescribe pain killers or any drugs with addictive potential.

Counseling Appointments

If you are interested in an appointment all you need to do is contact me and we can book you in. If you have never had counseling before and are a little nervous or think you may be able to manage without it please consider giving it a go. Counseling can help you and is always a quicker way to end the symptoms you are experiencing than struggling alone. It does not matter at all if you are nervous or uncertain. Learning to accept what we feel and be compassionate to ourselves is partly what therapy is about.Our feelings will start to shift as we heal, however it helps never to be judgmental towards what we are feeling in each moment.

Please feel free to contact Trish for an appointment.


Counseling sessions Daniel

Counseling,Psychotherapy,Parent Coaching

I can provide you with an opportunity to explore the following in coaching sessions:

  • How to support your child’s emotional world.  How to support the positive development of your child’s emotion.  How you can assist them in those meltdown moments.
  • How to support yourself on the parenting journey.
  • What you as a parent can do to help build your child’s resilience.  Resilience is one of the most important factors that will influence your child’s success and happiness.
  • Building a positive relationship with your child and how to manage the challenging times between child and parent.
  • How to assist your child develop friendships and succeed at school.
  • The types of praise that will help your child flourish.
  • Supporting your child to manage the challenges that will arise in their lives and the importance of these challenges in their growth as a successful and happy person.
  • The importance of children learning to take responsibility.
  • Looking after yourself as a parent.
  • How to promote gratitude in your child’s life.

Training and experience

I have worked with hundreds of parents in a wide variety of settings, supporting them on the parenting journey. I am passionate about bringing researched base strategies into real world practice.  I have spent over 20 years working with people at the coal face. I combine this broad real world experience with professional knowledge to work with you to develop real world strategies you can use every day to strengthen your relationships with your children.  


I am in the process of applying for Medicare rebates however this will take a number of months. At present my charges are very reasonable especially given there is often more than one person in the room.

Current charge is $95 for a 1 hour session or $80 for students and pensioners.

No referral is necessary.


Please feel free to contact Daniel for an appointment

Or ring 0419 896 373