The member assistance programme offers support with personal and work-related issues that may impact your job performance, health, mental and emotional wellbeing. This programme offers independent and confidential professional counselling to support your wellbeing in the workplace and in your personal life. LawCare WA provides up to three free sessions per membership year.
Members also have complimentary access to resources via a web portal to help manage career, life, finances and health and wellbeing issues.
The Programme is designed to assist you in meeting the challenges and demands of your work and personal life. A professional counselling service offers confidential, short-term support for a variety of work-related and personal problems that may be affecting you at work or at home. The Programme gives you access to qualified professionals, including psychologists, social workers and management coaches to help with a range of issues and concerns, including:
- Interpersonal conflict and tension
- Work-related stress
- Changes in your work environment
- Harassment and grievances
- Relationship or family matters
- Personal and emotional stress
- Grief and bereavement
- Career issues
- Mental health concerns
- Personal crisis or trauma
Accessing the service
To speak with a counsellor over the phone or make an appointment to see a consultant for a face-to-face session please call 1300 687 327.
Office hours are 8.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday. Services are available 24 hours, 7 days a week, to facilitate enquiries, booking requests and to provide assistance in crisis situations.
You can access counselling assistance for up to 3 sessions per year, your details will not be passed on to anyone at the Law Society.
To access the web portal please login to members.lawsocietywa.asn.au > Member Resources > LawCare WA for the login details.
How does Counselling work?
This service involves you speaking with an counsellor either face-to-face, over the telephone or via the internet. People based in remote work locations frequently use the telephone and the internet for counselling, coaching and support.
Support is available 24 hours, 7 days per week year round. Scheduled appointments generally occur during business hours. After hours there is access
to telephone counselling and emergency support.
What happens during Counselling?
Your first session with a counsellor generally lasts about one hour. During this time you will talk about the key issues that brought you to counselling.
Why talk with a counsellor?
Talking with a counsellor can help you to identify and resolve issues that may be causing you difficulty. It is possible you may be feeling stressed or overwhelmed with work or personal commitments and sometimes it is hard to know what to do or who to talk to, particularly about concerns you would like to keep private.
Does Counselling work?
Yes. Counselling is most effective when you decide to make the time to understand and work through issues that are preventing you from leading the life you want. Counselling is not about giving advice. It is about helping you to understand your situation and to find answers that work for you.
What are the counsellors’ qualifications?
All counsellors are qualified professionals with extensive experience in their specialty areas. The team of specialists include registered psychologists, social workers, specialist counsellors, pastoral care counsellors, careers coaches, vocational counsellors, HR specialists, management coaches, financial counsellors, and lifestyle and nutrition coaches.
Is this counselling service confidential?
Yes. Confidentiality and privacy are important. The counselling service is provided by Converge International, when you see a counsellor, no details of your issues will be discussed with anyone without your permission. Converge International provides periodical reports to the Law Society but they do not identify any individual information.
This service is provided by Converge International.
Disclaimer: The Law Society does not warrant or guarantee the LawCare WA services provided by the third party provider and are not liable in relation to any aspect of the services they may provide to you. The Law Society shall not be liable for any damages or costs of any type arising out of or in any way connected with your use of these services.
Information is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. Please consult your doctor or healthcare provider for advice about a medical condition.