Using of a range of approaches aimed at providing support and reducing distress, counselling can help you improve your mental health and wellbeing.

As we face challenges and changes in life, it is sometimes necessary to find support to explore personal, emotional, psychological and relationship issues that may surface. Counselling can provide the space and support to understand more about yourself, the relationships you value and the issues that may affect them.

Counselling can help you to develop new skills for coping with change or to find new ways of looking at difficult or challenging issues in your life.

General Counselling

At Fertile Ground Health Group, our professional counsellor is experienced in supporting and enabling you to deal with a wide range of issues including personal and emotional challenges, family and relationship dynamics, decision making, stress, bereavement and loss. In a supportive and non-judgemental environment, your counsellor will help you to explore issues and their triggers and find solutions or means by which to cope, change behaviour or think differently.

Counselling supports you in finding the time and space to gently allow solutions to emerge. This process can create a new outlook to old problems and enable you to take a new approach with a sense of self-empowerment, when things feel beyond your control.

We are often asked how talking can help. A counsellor brings an unattached perspective that can help you find new insight. Your counsellor often has experience of issues from a range of perspectives that can help to broaden your scope of understanding, resilience, self-compassion, your capacity for coping as well as accepting change. Often, a counsellor is called upon to assist people when things aren’t going well or we are experiencing some kind of difficulty. Using a range of approaches aimed at providing support and reducing distress, a counsellor can help you improve your mental health and wellbeing.

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Are we open during stage 4 lockdown?

  • Telehealth is available – this means your naturopathic, counselling, Chinese Herbal Medicine and birth preparation/debriefing appointments remain available via telehealth – book below.
  • Prescription naturopathic medicines are available – we are posting daily. Collections available ONLY to those of you who live within a 5km radius to our clinic. We will pass your order out the door to you for contactless pickup between 11am-1pm Monday – Saturday unless otherwise arranged with you.
  • Remedial Massage is not available for the remainder of stage 4 lockdown
  • In person Acupuncture and Osteopathic appointments are ONLY AVAILABLE to people who qualify. If you have an upcoming appointment for Acupuncture or Osteopathy your practitioner will be in contact with you to discuss if you qualify. If you are a new patient seeking help please follow the DHHS guidelines:
 
To avoid doubt, the DHHS provides further guidelines for permitted care as: 
  • to avoid a requirement for specialist input / review 
  • to avoid a hospital admission or emergency department presentation.

If you do not meet the above criteria, we cannot see you for in-person appointments for the remainder of the Stage 4 lockdown.

We understand how valuable your sessions are, and we are aware that this will be very difficult for some patients.  In the current health crisis that has swept our state, we must all act accordingly to minimise potential risk. 
 

Thank you for your patience, kindness and support for us as we manoeuver around this constantly changing situation.

Call our usual number – 03 9419 9988 for assistance.

We will keep this notification updated with any changes as they occur.

Remember – please do not enter our clinic at all, unless you’re here for the in person consult that you qualify for.

Referral Required

All patients will need to have on hand a GP or medical specialist referral to be able to access in person Acupuncture & Osteopathy at Fertile Ground Health Group during Stage 4 Lockdown.

Remedial Massage is no longer available.

Naturopathic consults via telehealth and posted prescription medicines remain available.

We will keep this notification updated with any changes as they occur. Thank you for your understanding, patience and support.