Rough Patch exists to support people who can't ordinarily afford the cost of counselling.

Our experienced, professional counsellors reduce their usual fees to provide clients with the counselling and support they need. In turn, Rough Patch provides room hire at a significantly lower rate than other clinics. This means counsellors can charge their clients less, making counselling more affordable. Click here to learn more...

  • To keep waitlists short, clients are able to access up to 15 sessions per year

  • If more sessions are needed, the counsellor will work with you to find longer-term supports

  • If you can afford market-rate counselling (generally $130-$250 per session), we can refer you to reputable practitioners in the area


We also have a mental health shop that sells books, resources, self-care items and other products with a mental health focus. The profit from shop sales goes back into providing more affordable counselling and mental health programs.


This graphic is a guide to help you determine a fee for counselling at Rough Patch. We know that each person's situation is unique, so this is a guide only. Daily living costs refers to costs such as housing, food, healthcare, school or higher education, childcare, clothing and transportation. Please add $10 onto each option for couples and family counselling.

Rough Patch operates on unceded Gadigal and Wangal country. We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this land and their enduring connection to land, sea and spirit.


Rough Patch

Affordable Counselling & Mental Health Supports

443 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt NSW 2040

02 7226 0809


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