Empowered Mind Counselling Service provides counselling to Adult NDIS consumers who have Plan Managed or Self Managed funding.  Discussion with the counsellor prior to commencement is required to assess suitability of the service.

Private Health Funds : Members holding certain levels of coverage/extras with the following health funds may be entitled to rebates from their providers - Medibank Private, Phoenix Health, St Lukes, Doctors Health Fund and Police Health Fund.  Please check directly with your health fund provider first. 

Session Fees

Consultations are 50-60 minutes in duration for Individuals and Couples. (Pricing is per session)  ​

Family groups are charged the Full or Concession rate for Couples (2 people) plus $20 for each additional person. Sessions are 80-90 minutes in duration.

*  fees subject to change

Payment is due at the end of each session
Face to Face Counselling

Full Rate

Individuals $90.00 / Couples $130.00

Concession Rate

Individuals $70.00  / Couples $100.00

Concession rates apply to valid concession card holders and full time students.  Those experiencing significant financial difficulty should discuss this with the counsellor to explore payment options.

Half sessions (20-30 minutes) may be available to ongoing clients. Fees are charged at 50%.  

Video Counselling (Zoom)

Video counselling for Individuals and Couples incurs the same rates as Face to Face counselling (see above).

Phone Counselling

Individuals $55.00

Not available to Couples or multiple family members.

NDIS participants 

Self or Plan Managed ADULTS only.

Initial Consultation $130.00    Subsequent Consultations $70.00


Payment Options

Payments can be made by Cash, Direct Bank Transfer, EFTPOS (chipped cards) or Credit/Debit card. 


Counsellor Profile

Empowered Mind Counselling Service is owned and operated by Director/Counsellor  Michelle Keir-Sanderson.      

  • Masters Degree in Mental Health Science M.MHSc. (Monash University)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Behavioural Science (majoring in Psychology) B.BSc., (Monash University)
  • Postgraduate qualifications in Forensic Mental Health.  GCertFMentalHealth (James Cook University)
  • Over 16 Years  Counselling Experience (over 4000 client contact hours)
  • Level 4 Membership of Australian Counselling Association (ACA)
  • Valid Working with children (WWC) card holder
  • Current Police/Criminal History Certificate
  • Undertakes Ongoing Professional Development         
  • Worked in Not-for-Profit/Community and Private sectors
  • Currently also holds Senior Counsellor position with an international Mental Health Care provider. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Long-term Psychotherapy,  Family Systems Therapy, Brief Intervention Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Client-Centred Therapy, Eclectic Therapy, Narrative Therapy,Family Therapy.

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