Our Children’s counselling supports and encourages children to communicate thoughts, feelings and experiences.
• Age-appropriate therapies
• Programs that best support the needs of each individual child
• Bright, cheerful counselling rooms
• Play therapy tools including paint, crayons, modelling clay and sand to encourage communication.
Children can benefit from specialised children’s counselling if they have experienced:
• grief and loss
• fear, anxiety or trauma
• family separation or step-families
• family violence
• behavioural issues
Who this service is for
Any child can access individual counselling or a group. Parent or carer involvement is an integral part of the counselling process and is supported by the children’s counselling team.
Free or income based. Inability to pay will not affect provision of services.
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Call to find out our group programs.
How this service is delivered
Call 1800 819 447 and we’ll call you back to make arrangements to meet with the counsellor best suited to your child’s individual needs.
We'll come to you (outreach)
Children's Counselling Outreach services are offered in the Bridgewater area.
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