Welcome to Marriage Works

Marriage Works is an Eastern suburbs couples and singles counseling service run by Philipa Thornton, a fully accredited psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Counselling can help

Would you believe current research tells us working with a psychologist is more effective than solely taking medication? It doesn’t hurt to talk; often people feel a sense of relief and become more in control of their life.

  • It is a simple fact the earlier you seek assistance the quicker things will change in your relationship.

Can I Claim Medicare Rebates or Private Health Insurance?

  • YES!

Eligible people can access Medicare Rebates:

  • Qualifying for Individual ‘Focused Psychological Strategies’ offers a savings of $83.25 per counselling session hyperlink to inform on) under the Department of Health and Ageing: Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative to psychologists and mental health practitioners through the Medicare benefits Scheme (MBS) http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-bal.
  • Private Health Insurance Rebates

All Private Health Care Insurance companies offer some form of counseling rebate for psychologist visits depending on your insurance package.

Therapy can be enormously beneficial in helping you and your partner learn new skills around effective communication, conflict resolution and being there for each other in important ways that fit with your values.