Mary Richie

MARY RITCHIE

SOCIAL WORKER/COUNSELLOR

Mary Richie

Mary is a qualified and accredited mental health social worker who specialises in counselling and therapy.

Areas of particular interest and skill include:

Relationshipsincluding couples of all genders; parenting and family problems ; separation divorce and sexuality related

Individuals experiencing anxiety depression and /or trauma related mental health difficulties

Psychological distress arising from workplace bullying or harassment, career instability changes and choices, redundancy and retirement

Grief – bereavement and /or other losses

Women affected bydomestic violence

ABOUT MARY

Maryhas over thirty years of professional experience as a social worker and counsellor. She is accredited with the AASW and has a Medicare Provider no which means clients with a Mental Health Plan can claim rebates for services under Medicare.

Mary’s approach is informed by her values of compassion respect and understanding. All counselling andtherapy is based on evidence based knowledge and affirmation for the unique strengths and awareness  each client brings to the situation.

Fees

Standard 1hr consult  $140.00

Couple/Relationship consult sessions are 1hr initially at $140.00 and thereafter 1 and half hours $200.00

Concession rates or bulk billing available for those on Commonwealth /Centrelink pensions or payments

Bulk billing may be requested through Dr’s referral for cases of hardship

Medicare:   You may be able to access up to 10 sessions per year of counselling through your Dr providing a Mental health Plan which will provide a rebate of around $74.00 for the counselling fee

Ask you GP about this.

Appointments

Phone or text 0417 080 459 or email me.ritchie1@bigpond.com