Counselling programs can help people who are separating and/or divorcing, to deal with their grief and anger, so they can move forward with a sense of purpose and plans for the future.
Counselling may help you to:
- look at the changing nature of your relationship
- manage the grief and loss associated with a relationship breakdown
- assess the real value of anger
- identify a pathway for the separation
- learn about acceptance and ways to attain it
- learn to be single again
- gain the strength to consider a new and sustaining relationship.
Counselling and working through the problems of separation with someone who has no personal involvement can help people through this difficult time.
In reality, many people live happy, fulfilled lives following a relationship breakdown. Some people choose to re-partner and many do not. There is no right way.
We have an experienced team of counsellors with the appropriate tertiary qualifications and experience in Social Work, Psychology or Counselling, which meet the approval requirements of the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department. Professional supervision and on-going training are provided to all counsellors to ensure a high quality of service. Counsellors use a range of counselling approaches, based on what is appropriate for clients and their particular issues.
What will it cost?
The fee for counselling per session is based on a sliding scale, according to the household income. No referral is required, simply telephone for an appointment. Day and evening appointments are available at all branches. Waiting times for an appointment vary according to the current level of demand and your availability.
Do you provide services over the phone?
Generally counselling face-to-face is most effective. However we realise that sometimes you may not be able to visit one of our locations. In this case please call 1300 364 277 to see if we are able to arrange phone counselling for you.
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.