Counselling and Therapy Centre

Our Counselling and Therapy Centre provides outpatient and day mental health programs for people with mental illnesses living in the community. A referral from your general practitioner (GP) or your Psychiatrist is required to attend our outpatient therapy programs.

Our treatment programs offer individualised care to support you to return to your active, healthy and rewarding life with a focus on group sessions.

Treatment is provided by experienced psychologists, social workers, therapists, occupational therapists, welfare officers, nurses and chaplains.

We focus on assisting you:

  • transition from your inpatient stay
  • support during times of crisis
  • maintain your wellbeing, continue your recovery from addiction, and facilitate personal growth to avoid hospital admission.

Our programs

All our counselling and therapy programs are research-based and tailored to meet your needs. These include:

Community mental health nurse 

St John of God Burwood Hospital, in collaboration with One Door Mental Health, offers people experiencing enduring mental health illness access to a Community Mental Health Nurse via the Commonwealth funded PICS program. The program is free of charge.

You can access the service if:

  • You are between 18 and 65 years of age
  • Live, work or study in the Central and Eastern Sydney PHN region
  • Are not currently receiving care coordination
  • Would benefit from accessing primary care mental health services 

Our community mental health nurse is based at the Counselling and Therapy Centre every Monday (9.00am to 5.00pm). Appointments and referrals are made via the Medical Centre on (02) 8746 4473.


You may benefit from our programs if you are:

  • struggling with low mood or anxiety
  • having difficulty with drinking or drugs
  • having relationship or family issues
  • allowing your worries to hold you back
  • having difficulty regulating your emotions and maintain interpersonal relationships
  • a new mother struggling to cope with major life changes
  • finding that any of the above are having a negative effect on your life.


You need a referral from your general practitioner (GP) or your psychiatrist to attend our therapy programs.

Please check with your health insurance and doctor regarding your level of cover and any potential out-of-pocket-expenses.


The Counselling and Therapy Centre is located at 420 Parramatta Road. Access and parking is available via 3 Grantham Street.

 Patients and doctors at centre