Mingary Counselling Service


The Mingary Counselling Service provides confidential counselling for a broad range of issues within a caring and professional setting.

Counselling leads to relief from painful or stressful experiences, assists in major life changes and reduces anxiety, fear and uncertainty. Counselling brings new perspectives to clients, enabling them to develop fulfilling ways of relating and being.

People generally seek counselling for the following issues: trauma, anxiety, depression, confidence, self-esteem, assertiveness, relationship and marital issues, family conflict, loss and grief, anger management, stress management, women’s and men’s issues, self-development, career choices and work issues.

The low cost service provides high quality counselling for an affordable fee.

Confidentiality is assured.

Male and female counsellors are available.

There are no waiting lists or limits on the number of sessions you may attend.

Please call the office for more information or to make an appointment.

$45 initial consultation

$35 subsequent consultations


The Mingary Counselling Service provides vocational assessments for people at various stages of their working lives: from students making subject choices in secondary school to people seeking new career paths.

The assessment procedure is a collaborative process in which the consultant works with the client to arrive at clear recommendations for a future career direction.

The Assessment Procedure

  1. Preliminary Interview (50 minutes)
    The preliminary interview focuses on vocational needs, aspirations, career objectives, educational history, vocational history and reasons for requesting the assessment at this time.

  2. Assessment of Personality and Interests (2 hours)
    This assessment is required in order to arrive at vocational choices that will be aligned with personal values and interests. It involves the completion of a series of written questionnaires (mainly multiple choice).

  3. Assessment of Ability (2 – 3 hours)
    This assessment involves the completion of a range of tasks designed to assess relative strengths and weaknesses. The information obtained will enable the consultant to advise which career options are best matched with the individual’s aptitudes.

  4. Feedback Interview (50 minutes)
    During this session, the consultant provides verbal feedback regarding the results of the both testing sessions. It includes the opportunity to discuss these results in the context of individual vocational needs.

  5. Final Interview (50 minutes)

    A detailed written report is provided at the final consultation. It includes a vocational profile and recommendations for pursuing different career options.

The fee for a vocational assessment is $220 and may be paid in instalments of $55 at each of the first four consultations.

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

2nd floor, St Michael’s Place

Please call the St Michael’s office on 03 9654 5120 to make an appointment.

The Mingary Counselling Service operates in conjunction with The Cairnmillar Institute School of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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