First Session Welcome

Congratulations on making the decision to change your Life and take the a step towards overcoming your challenges. I am looking forward to being of service to you.

You do not need a referral for couples counselling because Medicare does not fund or provide rebates for couples counselling.

If you are intending to come without your partner you may be eligible for a rebate from Medicare.   To get a rebate from Medicare you must be referred by your GP on a Mental Health Care Plan.   You can choose to self fund or use your private health insurance.

For a guide about Medicare and how your GP will assess your eligibility for the Medicare Mental Health Care Plan.  Click here


If you choose to get a referral from your GP you will need to book an appointment with your GP first.   When you phone your GP to book that appointment it is important to tell your GP’s receptionist that you are intending to ask your GP for a Mental Health Care Plan so then you will be given a longer than normal appointment which is required for that purpose.

I will contact you soon.

Please call me if you have any questions or if you have trouble understanding this process.

Keep my address details handy to give to your GP:

David Nowland Psychologist Suite 1508, Level 5, Tower 1 (Blue Tower), Corner of Scarborough and Lawson Streets, Southport
Mobile: 0419 738 231  Fax: (07) 5591 4688

I look forward to meeting you and being of service to you!