Crisis Support & Counselling – Re-Vision Group

Crisis support and counselling is available to members in need.

Re-Vision Group is one of two independently run counselling services funded by the Victorian Bar, available for the benefit of our members and their families.
Re-Vision Group can be reached on (03) 9650 5540 or 0417 351 677 for immediate crisis help or to make an appointment.

The Health and Wellbeing Committee recommend that barristers who are in any way concerned about their psychological wellbeing should seek professional help.

Members and their immediate families can select one of the counselling service providers for up to five sessions of crisis support and counselling services.

Trained consultants are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to deal with any crisis situation.

The services at Re-Vision Group are provided by Bernadette Healy and her associates. Bernadette is an experienced psychologist, and all associates are psychologists or clinical social workers with extensive experience in counselling.  Bernadette Healy has been providing counselling services to Victorian Bar members for many years.

The service provides a place for you to talk confidentially about aspects of your life, whether it be professional or personal, which are causing difficulty, in a private city location away from the legal precinct

The confidential and supportive service is provided by experienced professionals committed to the delivery of worthwhile and ethical services, and to adherence with professional codes of ethics. Referral to appropriate specialist services are available if, and when, required.

A significant number of barristers have already used this service. Ring Bernadette on (03) 9650 5540 or 0417 351 677 to make an appointment.

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Loss of motivation at work and at home
  • Loss and grief issues
  • Experiencing oneself as behaving in ways which don’t make sense, such as overreacting to little things
  • Feeling disconnected from others
  • Decreased interest in activities which were previously enjoyed
  • A general feeling of not being oneself
  • Recurring troubling thoughts and feelings
  • A sense of purposelessness
  • Ongoing sadness not related to specific loss situation
  • A feeling that 'where I am in my life is not how I thought it would be'
  • Increased use of avoidance and procrastination at work
  • Increased use of alcohol and other forms of self-medication
  • Unwelcome changes in normal patterns such as sleeping, eating and exercising
  • Unexplained physical issues such as continual tiredness and headaches
  • A general sense of not having much fun and laughter