The Break Counselling is now available.
Discounted Counselling Service* in Melbourne
The Break counselling in-person counselling in Elsternwick is here for you.
Whether you need information or someone to talk to – We support you to thrive not just survive.


*Terms & Conditions may apply
Areas Covered
Our counsellors work across a range of issues from relationship, parenting, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, work issues and much more.
Areas Covered
Our counsellors work across a range of issues from relationships, parenting, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, work issues and much more.
Locations
We can offer in-person counselling in Elsternwick. If you cannot reach our office, then we can offer online or phone sessions.

FEES
We have a sliding scale of fees for standard 50 minute sessions, with even full fees heavily doscounted.
Our Philosophy
We support you to thrive not just survive.
Our goal is to remove the obstacles blocking you from happiness.


COUNSELLOR SKILLS
You will be assisted by professionally university-trained male & female counsellors, with bachelors to masters degree level training.
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Mental Health Counselling at The Break
Mental Health Counselling

e.g. stress, anxiety, depression

Counselling for broken relationships at The Break
Broken Relationships
Vocational Counselling at The Break
Vocational
Addiction Counselling at The Break
Addiction Recovery
Trauma & Grief
Domestic Violence

Location

The Break Elsternwick Head Office – Level 1, 355 Glen Huntly Road.

Online Zoom Session Available

Secure your session with our counsellor team

Testimonials

FAQs

We have a sliding scale of fees for standard 50-minute sessions, often with it ultimately costing you nothing.
Centrelink:
$30/session – counsellor with Bachelor’s degree level training
$40/session – counsellor with Graduate Diploma level training
$50/session – counsellor with Master’s degree level training
$80/session – no Centrelink/pension card

Donor reward program may gain free sessions

All of our counsellors have bachelors to masters degree level training. Furthermore, they are required to undertake continuous professional development to grow beyond their studies and they undertake weekly supervision with a very experienced counsellor to ensure they are providing the best care possible.

Our counsellors donate time to ensure no one fall through society’s cracks.  Any fees are utilised merely to keep the service running. 

Counsellor’ is not a protected title like psychologist or psychiatrist. Hence, many counsellors lack training or have minimal (if any) qualifications. Let alone, any oversight to ensure their work is adequate. Our counsellors all have undertaken between bachelors to masters degree level training. Furthermore, they are required to continue professional development throughout their time attached to our service and undergo supervision to ensure they provide the best possible service. 

Studies have also indicated that counsellors passionate about their work produce better outcomes. Therefore, our counsellors donating time because they want to help people are likely to produce better outcomes than counsellors trying to pay off their new Audi. 

You will be offered online (Zoom, Teams, etc) sessions or even phone sessions can be employed if you are unable to make it in.

We have a range of counsellors available. There is no shame in trialling someone else within our service for any reason. We gladly will discuss other options and seek a better match.

7 Reasons The Break Counselling Service is a simple choice

(1) Below industry costs – The fees charged as less than the typical psychologist gap fee and below standard rates charged by counsellors.

(2) No referral required – You do not need a Medicare referral to book a session, just call/email us directly.

(3) Affordability – Even without a Medicare rebate we are typically more affordable.

(4) Privacy – Being outside of the Medicare system you can be assured of less people being aware of your session.

(5) Flexibility – we do in-person, Zoom/Teams and phone sessions

(6) Variety – if you don’t click with your counsellor or are seeking a new counsellor for a different issue then we have a variety to offer you

(7) Add-ons – as a charity we chase grants constantly. We often secure grants for ecotherapy and adventure activities. We prioritise our clients to attend these events, which are free while grants last, or for minimal fees when grants have expired.

You just need to contact us directly yourself and we can book you in.

Our counsellors are not psychiatrists, so we do not recommend, push or prescribe medications. We purely do counselling to help you build insight and strategies to better manage your life and acheive your goals. To achieve this a wide scope of counselling approaches could be utilised dependent on what you appear to be need. We work across the lifecycle from youth to the elderly. We address issues related to mental health and the psychological consequences of physical issues (eg stress, anxiety, depression). We also support people who have relationship problems, addictions, work stress, and other stressors of modern living. Having many counsellors with varied interests give us a wide scope of issues we can address.