My Services

Linda Evans is a Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Family Therapist who offers counselling and therapy in her private practice ‘Talking Thoughts’. Linda often sees clients who are experiencing a range of emotional difficulties.

Most people will seek out professional counselling at some point in their life. It can be difficult to ask for help, however you are not alone. If you have been for counselling in the past or considering it in the future, you will be aware that it is important you feel comfortable with the therapist you choose.

Linda is warm and compassionate and collaborative in her approach. She believes everyone can benefit from learning about themselves to assist them in their life journey. Linda’s sessions are educative and therapeutic so you will be able to learn how to identify issues and better deal with them over time. Linda has a passion for relationship counselling and enabling relationships to enhance and grow. Linda sees families, individuals, couples and children in her work at Talking Thoughts.

Common client presentations include;

  • Phobia/Fears
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Affairs/breach of trust
  • Sexual identity
  • TAC administrative work
  • Pre-marital counselling
  • Trauma
  • Family dynamics
  • Social/Friendship issues
  • Self-harm and suicidal ideation
  • School issues
  • Work, school and sport performance
  • Pregnancy choices

Clients may be eligible for a rebate for counselling from Medicare. Clients are encouraged to discuss their needs/concerns with a GP to determine if they meet the criteria for a ‘mental health plan’ prior to beginning counselling.

Client Information

Sessions are one hour in duration and usually scheduled weekly or fortnightly.

Everyone’s needs are different; some clients may feel relief in two or three sessions whilst others may require treatment over a longer period.

Sessions range from $140.00 to $160.00 per hour. Counselling is gst exempt.

Payment can be made via EFTPOS/Credit at time of session.

Referrals: Clients are encouraged to discuss their mental health needs with a GP to determine if a mental health plan is appropriate for them.

Clients who have a referral and mental health plan from their GP should expect to claim at least half of his expense back from Medicare. Amounts can differ depending on your Medicare safety net. GP mental health plans provide ten sessions per calendar year.

**Please bring your Mental health plan along to your first counselling session along with your Medicare card.

Strict cancellation policy

All clients are advised that 24 hours notice is required for cancellations. Full counselling fee is charged if 24 hours notice is not provided.

Limited Confidentiality is provided to clients. This means all information is confidential except in the following circumstances:

  • It is subpoenaed by a court
  • Failure to disclose the information would place you or another person at risk
  • Your prior approval has been obtained to:
  • Provide a written report to another professional or agency (GP or solicitor)
  • Discuss the material with a third party (eg parent or employer)

Please feel free to discuss any issues with Linda in Session, if you are uncertain about any of the information listed above.