Counselling for Children and Young People

Counselling for Children and Young People

Relationships Australia WA provides a safe and confidential space to address behavioural, social, emotional and learning problems experienced by children, young people and their families. Our child-focussed service aims to promote wellbeing from early childhood through to adolescence.

Children can attend counselling from 3 years old, and our staff are trained to provide counselling that is sensitive and appropriate for the specific age, development and situation of the child or young person. We are experienced working with families from a range of social circumstances and cultural backgrounds.

What is the counselling process?

In the first session, counsellors will discuss concerns with parents and explore factors that may be influencing the situation. We then work with the child or young person to discuss the issues and to assist them to develop the understanding and skills required to manage the situation.

What sort of issues can you help with?

Matters discussed may include anxiety and fears, family separation, self-esteem, grief and loss, childhood abuse, trauma, conflict with others, or issues relating to school.

What qualifications do your counsellors have?

Our counsellors all hold a Master of Counselling and have many years’ experience. We meet the requirements set by the Australian Government and receive regular training and supervision to ensure high standards of service. We use a range of established counselling approaches to ensure positive outcomes, based on what is appropriate for each client.

How much will it cost?

To ensure our services remain affordable to everyone, our fees are based on your level of household income, and will be outlined when making your first appointment.

How do I make an appointment?

No referral is required, simply call us on 1300 364 277 to make a booking. Day and evening appointments are available.

Confidentiality and privacy

Relationships Australia WA offers confidentiality under the Family Law Act. All personal information is securely stored and, under the Privacy Act, requests can be made to access your personal information and ensure correction of any inaccuracies.