This service offers Gambling Help Counselling, Financial Counselling and General Counselling.
Our Parramatta service is located in a Georgian house which was the premises of the original Tara Girls School in Parramatta. This is our main hub, offering all types of counselling available and an after-hours service. We have been providing counselling out of this office since 1974, previously under the umbrella of Lifeline Western Sydney.
If you are coming by public transport the office is a 10 minute walk from Parramatta train station and is on various bus routes. For the more adventurous we are also less than a 5 minute walk from the Parramatta ferry terminal. There is limited on-site parking with lots of metered street parking available at the front if necessary.
|Mon||9am - 5pm|
|Tue||9am - 5pm|
|Wed||9am - 5pm|
|Thu||9am - 7pm|
|Fri||9am - 5pm|
Dr Judi Single joined UCMH Counselling Services in July 2014 as a Gambling Help Counsellor. She holds a PhD in Psychology and has over 15 years experience working mainly with families and gamblers. She has a particular interest in the impact of gambling on the family. Her hours at Parramatta are Monday to Friday 9.30 – 5.30.
Vanessa is an accredited financial counsellor with the Financial Counsellors Association of NSW. She has been working in this field since 2013 at Parramatta Mission. Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Diploma of Financial Counselling. She came to PM Counselling Services after working in the Lifeline Crisis Supporter team and prior to that in financial planning and funds management.
Ilona holds a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and a Master of Art Therapy. She has worked in the drug and alcohol sector, aged care sector, as well as being a Lifeline telephone counsellor. Ilona joined the PM Counselling Services team in December 2013.