Supporting people of all ages, cultures and religious backgrounds
We know that many families and individuals are experiencing challenging and stressful circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. So we're here to help.
When you or a loved one is going through a tough time, it can be difficult to know what to do next. If you find yourself feeling sad, worried or stuck, it’s okay to ask for help.
Mental health issues, stressful or traumatic events, and relationship problems are just some of the reasons why someone may seek support from a professional counsellor.
How does counselling help?
Talking to a counsellor can help you make sense of an issue or event, enable you to change negative or unwanted behaviours, and find solutions to problems – big or small.
Our qualified counsellors and can work with children, teenagers, adults, families and couples.
We also have counsellors of different cultural backgrounds, genders and religions, so that you can find the right support for you.
What issues can counselling help with?
Counselling can help with a wide range of issues including and relating to:
- addictive behaviours
- anger management
- anxiety, stress or depression
- caring for others
- children and teenagers
- family violence
- separation and divorce
- loneliness and isolation
- loss and grief
- mental health
- personal growth and understanding
- relationships and family
- sexuality and sexual identity
- school refusal
- social issues
- young adults
The benefits of counselling
Counselling can improve your quality of life, reduce stress, help strengthen or rebuild your relationships with others, and help you feel more in control of your life.
Counsellors can provide a different insight into, or view of the issues you’re experiencing, and will work with you to find ways of solving these issues. Our counsellors are compassionate and non-judgemental, so that you can feel comfortable discussing your thoughts and concerns.
“Counselling has helped me get everything into perspective. Life for my family – and me – is so much better now!”
All counselling sessions are confidential, and your personal information will not be disclosed without your consent (except when counsellors are required to by law – for example, to protect you or someone you know from harm).
If you desire, we can invite your family or loved ones to a counselling session with you to work through issues, increase understanding or discuss support.
You do not need a referral from a GP to access our counselling service, and we can cater the number of counselling sessions to your individual needs.
All counselling sessions are free until 31 December 2020.
From 1 January 2021, our regular fees (as shown below) will be reintroduced for new and existing clients:
Our counselling sessions are charged on a sliding scale – this means that the fee for each counselling session is dependent on your income. If you are experiencing financial hardship, we can discuss payment options for you.
If you have a Concession Card or a Health Care Card, or you are a student, counselling is $20 per session.
Our counselling services are subsidised by the Commonwealth Government.
To make a booking or to enquire about counselling, please select your nearest office.
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