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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, counselling can be helpful.
Over 75% of mental health problems occur before the age of 25*.
How does counselling help?
Talking to a counsellor can help you to relieve stress and anxiety, improve relationships and social skills, and solve problems.
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 tricks to manage tricky situations.
What issues can counselling help with?
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
The benefits of counselling
Counselling can improve many aspects of your life, and it can support you to create healthy, positive mindsets to help you navigate your future.
Life is full of bumpy roads and challenges, so a counsellor can provide you with strategies that 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.
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.
Counsellors can provide you with useful tips and strategies.
Are counselling sessions 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.
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. If you are experiencing financial hardship, we can discuss payment options for you.
Our counselling services are financially supported by the Commonwealth Government.
Call your nearest office above to make a booking, or to ask whether counselling is right for you or your family.
You might also be interested in some of the following services offered at CatholicCare:
Learn more about our counselling service by taking a look at our counselling brochure, or by calling one of our branches listed above.
*statistics from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.