Counselling Frankston & Mornington Peninsula - Louise Goodwin - Counsellor

Australian armed forcesMornington Peninsula And Frankston Counsellor Louise Goodwin provides Counselling for Veterans and Veterans Families (Open Arms).

As an ex defence member herself, Louise Goodwin is fully aware of the military lifestyle and its systems and procedures. With this military background, Louise has the experience to both understand and empathise with defence force members, recognising the underlying circumstances that might have led to a veteran or their family requiring counselling.

Managing Addiction or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is FREE Following Approval from Open Arms the Veterans And Veterans Families Counselling Services (VVCS)

Military service and deployment can offer a sense of belonging and identity to many veterans, and it can also have a long lasting and profound effect on them. Many veterans suffer from depression, anxiety problems, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, sleeplessness, anger and even symptoms that cannot be medically explained.

It is not unusual for veterans to suffer from one or more of these problems, and it is very common that they have never been diagnosed or treated. These ongoing problems can lead to additional difficulties in their relationships and working lives, with significant impacts on their spouses, partners and children.

Louise Goodwin is highly trained and experienced in helping veterans and their families overcome the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse. She is also well known for helping veterans and their families to adjust and transition to a civilian life.

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • Substance abuse.
  • Adjustment disorder.

How Do You Obtain Approval From Open Arms For Counselling?

Eligibility is determined by the Open Arms, so it is important to call the Open Arms on 1800 011 046 (24 hour access) for confirmation. The following veterans and their immediate families are eligible for Open Arms counselling, however you can access a complete list on the Open Arms website

  • Post 1975 conflicts.
  • Vietnam veterans.
  • Pre 1960 conflicts.
  • Border Patrol veterans.
  • Disaster Relief veterans.
  • Reservists.
  • Submariners.
  • SHOAMP Scheme.

As well as helping to treat PTSD, substance abuse and adjustment disorder, Louise offers cognitive behaviour therapy, and stress and relaxation training for veterans and their families. She also assists with treating sleeplessness and nightmares, and offers family and couples counselling, related to these and many more issues.

All of Louise’s counselling sessions are 100% confidential and completely private.

You can contact Louise Goodwin directly or you can be referred by your medical professional. To make an appointment with Louise Goodwin, please call 0402 598 675 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..