Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Supporting your business

Safe Place Therapy provides a competitive and professional Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at an affordable price. We want to support and encourage the wellbeing of people we see in counselling. We focus on resilience and skill building, increasing the client’s capacity to take care of themselves so they can function at their best. We believe that being an EAP provider is more than just providing counselling. Its about supporting your business, the wellbeing of your staff and to be in your corner.

Employee Assistance Program in Melbourne

Our service is affordable

We offer services to small, medium and large organisations and there are no hidden costs or annual fees. Some EAP Providers charge up to $200 per session. We charge $130 per counselling session and you only pay when a service is provided. We offer the same rate for every organisation we work with, irrespective of your size. For all our costings please view our service outline document below.

We are there to help

Our team are trained counsellors ready and able to support the organisation, the leadership team as well as your employees. We say that we are only a phone call away and can talk through at risk staff or HR issues that need extra support. We see that our work together is more than just providing counselling support but being there as a valued partner to work with your organisation.

We are local and flexible

We offer the following options for counselling:
Counselling at our Footscray, Mill Park or Melbourne CBD as required.
Skype/over the phone counselling.

Highly trained counsellors

Both Prue and Stuart have experience working as suicide risk counsellors, supporting clients at high risk. We also have experience with debriefing clients who have experienced a workplace incident such as a death onsite or difficult issues in the workplace.

We do more than just EAP

Safe Place Therapy is committed to providing quality counselling to the community as well as EAP support to businesses. This means that your staff are able to access other services outside our EAP partnership. We offer personal counselling on mental health, relationship counselling, EAP program and in-house training.

Making your first booking is easy! Just select your preferred location:

Fees & Rebates

Appointments cost $130 per session. This is well below many other services who charge $160 or more. Safe Place Therapy does offer a lower cost rate for clients in need.

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We also offer Medicare rebates.

We want your staff to know our counsellors and feel able to reach out for help when it is needed. We are flexible to take on any of your suggestions/feedback and implement programs and services that best help your business thrive.

Want to know more?

stuart cheverton
prue gilligan

Prue Gilligan and Stuart Cheverton have extensive experience in the mental health industry and have worked to support staff across a number of organisations. Prue and Stuart are Social Workers, focusing on the holistic support of people. Both professionals are highly trained in identifying risk and understanding the specific needs of clients. 

They have been managers of services and therefore know how working in an organisation can be difficult in balancing service needs and staff needs. We see our EAP program as a way to partner with organisations and staff towards better mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Some recent training we have delivered:

GPCE conference: Working with mental health Patients

A positive approach to change

Identifying mental health issues in the work place

Suicide and self harm information

Team values