"Turning Points" Counselling Centre

Mental Health Counselling, Consulting & FDR Mediation

About

 

“Turning Points” is a NSW based private practice emphasising a range of clinical mental health services that include: private therapeutic consultations with individuals & families; clinical supervision; continuing education/training for professionals (workshop/seminar presentations); and contractual/consultive services for agencies, organizations, and small business. “Turning Points” is now also providing private Family Dispute Mediation services.


INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES
“Turning Points” prefers a straight-forward cash for service arrangement with individuals and families whenever possible. However, we recognise that Medicare and/or private health insurance funds often enhance the opportunity for consumers to access our services. We believe there are important considerations when proceeding this way, which as consumers you are entitled to know. Please speak with your therapist during your initial consultation to be fully informed about the issues of having your insurance carrier pay for your mental health services.

While we welcome clients with Medicare and private insurance, we also remain sensitive to (potential) clients who for whatever reason(s) might have reservations in paying for services in this manner; or for consumers who want or need clinical services, but do not necessarily want to part of the “Mental Health System”.

PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS WITH INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES IS THE PRIMARY CLINICAL FOCUS OF THIS PRACTICE.


CLINICAL SUPERVISION
Beyond private consultations to individuals & families,“Turning Points” also provides supervision services. APRHRA, AASW and other professional organisations recommend or require Mental Health professionals to engage with a clinical supervision process as a aspect of professional practice.

Mental Health professionals may seek (clinical) supervision for APHRA or AASW credential requirements; professional development and/or mentoring; to seek guidance with a clinical model or approach; or wish to process, discuss, and explore difficult, challenging, or ethical concerns with their cases. Supervision is a welcomed service for solo private practice practitioners who often feel isolated in their work.

Mickey Skidmore, AMHSW, MACSW has provided (clinical) supervision to a variety of Mental Health professionals in various disciplines for many years. With more than 30+ years experience in a range of settings and professional environments; coupled with notable clinical expertise in hypnosis; and familiarity with numerous clinical models and approaches, he has focused on providing clinical supervision as a distinct aspect of his private practice service.


SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS; PRESENTATIONS & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Mickey has been a well-received speaker at a variety of workshops and seminars prior to coming to Australia. While he emphasises training seminars focused on clinical hypnosis; he welcomes the opportunity to share his stimulating, provocative and unique perspectives on a wide range of issues associated with the Social Work profession and its impact on mental health service delivery as well. Mickey is interested in a variety of topics including: the role and perception of the Social Work profession in Australia and Clinical Social Work. A listing of previous workshop presentations is available for viewing by clicking on Seminars. Please contact our office to discuss possible training or in-service topics to suit your particular needs or interests.


CONTRACTUAL & CONSULTING SERVICES
Beyond private consultations to individuals & families; and (clinical) supervision; “Turning Points” also offers range of clinical and/or contractual consulting services to various health care agencies and organisations. (If your company, business, agency, or organisation is interested in discussing the possibility of contractual clinical services, please contact our office by phone or E-Mail) to discuss and explore your needs.


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