Counselling and Support


Portland District Health Counselling and Support Service is available for all age groups and there is no cost to attend the service. Our team of qualified professional practitioners can provide support for a range of presentations and conditions. Specialised services and groups are also available for chronic disease management, health coaching, behaviour change and parenting.

This is a guide as to who is the preferred practitioner to see individuals referred with particular issues. It is not a full summary of skills and roles of each service area.

Psychology / Social Work / Counselling:

  • Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Mood Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Multidisciplinary Assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Grief and Loss – General
  • Stress Management / Workplace Stress
  • Improving Self Esteem
  • Relationship therapy
  • Self-harm behaviours
  • Parenting
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, ADHD, ODD)



  • Preparation for Surgery / Post Surgery Complications
  • Grief and Loss associated with diagnosis of chronic illness or medical condition
  • Terminal Illness
  • Disability post-accident / injury
  • Behaviour Change to manage a chronic illness
  • Health coaching and chronic disease advising
  • Advanced Care Planning


Office Hours

Monday to Friday 08.30am-5:00pm

Office location

Consulting Suite PDH

Contact Details

Phone: (03) 5521 1410

Fax: (03) 5521 0372


All referrals for the Counselling and Support Services are received via the intake team

Phone: (03) 5521 0354

Fax: (03) 5521 0372


Receipt of all referrals will be acknowledged.