Improve your mental wellbeing & work through issues
Counselling provides one-on-one support to help deal with mental health issues, stressful or traumatic events, relationship problems and any other personal challenges or problems.
We provide affordable and confidential counselling to people of all ages, cultures and religious backgrounds.
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One in eight Australians is currently experiencing high psychological distress*.
When you or a loved one is going through a tough time, it’s okay to ask for help.
Speaking to a counsellor can improve your quality of life, reduce stress, help strengthen or rebuild 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 can help with a range of issues including or related 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
Support for all people regardless of age, culture or religious background
Our qualified counsellors 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.
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.
How do I access this service?
Families and individuals can access counselling by calling one of the offices listed below.
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.
Community service organisations and health professionals can make referrals into our counselling service by contacting us.
Referral form - VIC Western regions
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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 have a Concession Card or a Health Care Card, or you are a student, counselling is $20 per session.
At CatholicCare Victoria we believe everyone should be able to access support for a better life. If you are experiencing financial hardship, we can discuss payment options for you.
Our counselling services are subsidised by the Commonwealth Government Department of Social Services.
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Counselling is offered at the following locations. We also offer counselling in outreach locations, including Norlane.
To make a booking or enquire about this service, please select your nearest office.
BallaratBendigoDandenongEchucaEppingFootscrayGeelong HorshamMilduraPakenhamSheppartonTraralgonWarragul Warrnambool
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