Attending counselling shows the court you have taken proactive steps to gain insight into any offence and you are more likely to be given a reduced penalty.
To get free counselling sessions:
- See your GP/doctor and ask for a “mental health care plan”. The plan entitles you to 6 free medicare funded counselling sessions.
- Book your counselling sessions. Be sure to ask in advance if the Counsellor will provide a letter outlining your treatment and confirming attendance.
Upload your mental healthcare plan and counselling letters to your MyDefence account for your lawyer