The Albany Centre

Counselling services

Self Help

There is a lot of information available on mental health topics.

It can be difficult to know where to begin so we UWA Student Services has compiled a list of links to a few favourites.

Counselling services are available locally in Albany but they can also be delivered from the Perth campuses.

  1. Local services in Albany
  2. Distance delivery from Perth campuses

Local services in Albany

Face-to-face counselling is available in Albany. All counselling is confidential and the first six sessions are free of charge.

To access the service, all you need is your UWA or Curtin Campus Card and a current enrolment statement. If you don’t have these items with you for your appointment, you can still access the service. 

This, however, will mean the counselling service has to call the Centre to confirm that you are one of our students. It might be that you would rather the Centre didn’t know you were accessing counselling, in which case you need to remember to take your Campus Card and proof of enrolment with you.

You have a choice of services and counsellors.

Students enrolled in UWA units – up to six sessions

  • Headspace (For under 25s only)
    Address: Shops 9-11, The Link Shopping Centre, St Emilie Way, Albany
    Phone: (08) 9842 9871
    Email: [email protected] 
    Counsellor: Various


Students enrolled in Curtin units – up to 10 sessions

  • Lutz Pamberger, Counselling Psychologist
    Contact: (+61 8) 9842 6009 or 0417 952 899

  • Ainslie Bayley, Clinical Psychologist Registrar
    Contact: (+61 8) 9841 4274 or 0421 251 649

  • Stephanie Morrigan, Clinical Psychologist
    Contact: (+61 8) 9842 2006 or 0419 941 833

  • Ros Watson, Psychologist
    Contact: 0419 905 675

  • Elizabeth Gray, Registered Psychologist and Art Therapist
    Contact: 0438 056 330

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Distance delivery from Perth campuses

This service is available by telephone. To avoid long-distance telephone bills, you can arrange for a uni counsellor to call you at home, or contact the Albany Centre to arrange a private place for the consultation on one of the Centre’s phones.

If you are uncertain about the process and unsure whether counselling is a good option, you are welcome to make some preliminary enquiries by asking that one of the counsellors call you back. Counsellors will do this as soon as possible, clarify any concerns you may have and help you make a decision about the next step

Counsellors are experienced in university issues and can put you in touch with other people who can help if necessary.

Referrals to other specialist services can also be arranged if that is appropriate. All counselling is confidential and the first sessions are free of charge.

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