Counselling support

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We understand that studying can be challenging and your health and wellbeing are important to us.

At ACAP you have access by self-referral to our free and confidential counselling support service. Our team of professional counsellors are here to support you in reaching your full personal and academic potential.

Our counsellors can provide advice and coping strategies for a range of issues such as motivation, time-management and dealing with stress. They can also support you with personal issues including relationship issues, family issues, self-esteem and times of crisis. However, counselling support is only offered short-term, one or a few sessions depending on intensity of issue or concern. Students can access the service again at a later stage throughout their study (but not for on-going issues).

Counselling Support Service

Please contact Leigh Tonks on (02) 9964 6355 or email
Available: M, T, W (10am-5pm)

Telephone and Zoom counselling is available by appointment: Monday and Friday between 7:30am - 2:30pm AWST

Please contact Mary-Ann Pascoe on (08) 6217 4156 or email

Counselling is available with Jennifer Crowe on Mon, Wed, Fri between 10am – 1pm AEST

To book, please call (07) 3835 0471 or email

Counselling is available with Kim Poon Hornett on Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri between 9:30am - 3:00pm

To book an appointment, please go to: 

For emergency bookings only, please call (03) 8613 0630 or email

Telephone and Zoom counselling are available with Mary-Ann Pascoe by appointment: Monday and Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm AEST.

To book, please call (07) 3835 0471 or email

Additional wellbeing services

Lifeline is a non-profit organisation that provides free, 24-hour Telephone Crisis Support service in Australia. Call 13 11 14 or visit

Talk to a trained mental health professional any time of the day or night.  Call 1300 22 46 36 or visit

If you or someone you are with is in immediate danger, please call 000 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

KHL Circles is a safe, free and private online peer support group for 13-25 year olds. Call 1800 551 800 or visit

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide. Call 1300 659 467 or visit

MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service for men with emotional health and relationship concerns. Call 1300 78 99 78 or visit

Confidential information, counselling and support service open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse. Call 1800 737 732 or visit

For other resources, please click here.