The Help Centre
Home of the Autism Spectrum Assessment Centre (ASAC) and other
mental health services for the Canberra and Queanbeyan region
Services We Offer
We provide comfortable and supportive one-on-one therapy. Each client works with their therapist to create a
personalised treatment plan addressing their mental health goals in order to improve well-being and promote individual growth.
Early intervention is vital in fostering a child's mental health development. We are experienced in helping children and their families manage problems such as behavioural issues, depression, anxiety and difficulties associated with developmental delay.
Formalised clinical assessment and diagnosis is important for detecting mental health disorders. Our comprehensive assessments can be used to provide evidence of disability or functional capacity, and will contain recommendations for support.
What To Expect On Your First Visit
The first visit is always a bit intimidating. But don't be nervous! Here's what to expect on your first appointment:
Paperwork. Please remember to bring your referral, Medicare details, NDIS plan (if applicable) and GP information.
Confidentiality and Informed Consent. Your psychologist will explain to you how confidentiality works and then ask you to sign a consent form before you proceed.
Information Gathering - Tell us about yourself! Your psychologist will ask you about all the different areas in your life to provide a full, rounded picture of what's going on.
Goals. Lastly, you will work with the psychologist to identify some treatment goals for the following sessions. Your psychologist may also assign you homework to begin moving you towards your goals.