Support to improve mental health, wellbeing and relationships
Counselling provides one-on-one support to help deal with mental health issues, problems at home or school/university, and any other personal challenges or problems.
We provide affordable and confidential counselling for young adults from all cultural and religious backgrounds.
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Over 75% of mental health problems occur before the age of 25¹
If you’ve been feeling sad, depressed, anxious, stressed or you’re struggling to cope, it’s okay to ask for help.
In fact, seeking help sooner rather than later means it will be easier to attend to your worries and empower you to make a positive change in your life.
Whether you’re struggling with issues at school or work, mental health, relationships, family problems or you just need someone to talk to, speaking with a counsellor can help.
Counselling can help with a wide range of issues including and relating to:
- alcohol and drugs
- anger management
- body image
- bullying and cyber bullying
- death, loss and grief
- family violence
- gaming addiction
- gender or sexual identity
- mental health
- parent/child relationships
- peer pressure
- relationships and friendships
- separation and divorce
- sibling conflict
- social media
- step families / blended families
There are many benefits of speaking with a counsellor
If you’ve been feeling down or like something isn’t right, a counsellor can help you to identify issues and emotions, and they’ll work with you to find the root of the problem.
Speaking with a counsellor can also help to increase your overall wellbeing, and they can provide you with helpful tips and strategies you can continue to use when times get tough.
If you like, our counsellors can collaborate with your school, your family and/or your friends to work through issues and make sure you get the support you need.
Counselling is confidential
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).
For teenagers under the age of 18, our counsellors may ask your permission to speak with your parents/guardians if they think it is important that they are kept in the loop.
How do I access this service?
Young people can access Counselling by calling one of our locations 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 Counselling by contacting us.
If you have a Concession Card or a Health Care Card, or you are a student, counselling is $20 per session.
Otherwise, our counselling sessions are charged on a sliding scale – this means that the fee for each counselling session is dependent on your income.
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.
Ballarat Bendigo Dandenong Epping Footscray Geelong Horsham Mildura Pakenham Traralgon Warragul Warrnambool
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