For more information or to make an appointment: telephone SAMESH on (08) 7099-5300


Counselling Services:

Our counselling service provides free professional counselling and psychotherapy, both in person and online, for individuals and couples who are living with or at risk of HIV and other STI’s with a primary focus on the GLBTIQ communities.


Online Counselling:

SAMESH provides online counselling for gay men and MSM in regional and rural locations. For further information please contact SAMESH on (08) 7099-5300 or via our contact form.


What is Counselling?

Counselling provides a confidential, non-judgemental, supportive and respectful environment for you to work through issues with increased awareness and understanding. Counselling can help you develop greater self-acceptance and deeper personal insight in order to make positive life changes and decisions.


Counselling may help with a range of issues including:


• New or recent HIV diagnosis

• Living with HIV

• HIV and relationships

• Same sex domestic violence

• Anxiety and depression

• Relationships

• Coming out

• Self-esteem

• Grief and loss

• Emotional, physical or sexual abuse

• Sexual health education


Our Counsellor:

Our counsellor is a gay man who is university qualified and has had many years in counselling in the GLBTIQ community. He is bound by a code of ethics, covering privacy, confidentiality and duty of care policies.


"Hi, my name is Rob and I am the counsellor/psychotherapist for SAMESH. Previous to this I was the senior counsellor/psychotherapist at Gay Men’s health both at the AIDS Council of South Australia and Relationships Australia. I have also been a lecturer and tutor in Contemporary Sexuality as part of the Masters in Counselling at the University of South Australia. I was appointed as the first HIV counsellor in South Australia at Clinic 275. On a personal note I am an out and proud gay man whose interests include travel, gardening and cooking. I am a university qualified, professionally trained and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and have had a wide range of experience working with gay and same sex attracted men. My specific areas of expertise include, sexual difficulties, relationships, coming out and grief and loss."



Your counselling service record is a confidential document and the counselling service maintains the security of personal information at all times.


The counselling service is bound by the Commonwealth Privacy Act-Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 as well as relevant legal South Australian privacy requirements.


For more information or to make an appointment:

Telephone SAMESH on (08) 7099-5300


where are we located?

SAMESH is located in the CBD at 57 Hyde Street Adelaide.