We offer a few options for family counselling depending on where you live (options can be different at venues around the state) and which type of family counselling/therapy will suit your family members. Please call 1300 364 277 to enquire about the services available at your local venue.
Family Counselling aims to prevent family breakdown by working directly with couples, families, young people and their families or caregivers to resolve conflict and improve relationships. This information is for families who are currently together or have amicable relationships if separated and would like counselling or support to deal with family issues. For families who are going through separation, please see Separation Services.
As an overview, Family Therapy Clinic is a form of counselling where we use a reflecting team model. All participants for family therapy are taken through an intake session and then referred to the appropriate program for them. This models tends to be short-term and focuses on resolving current conflict and planning for the future. It may help you to re-establish connections with family members and improve relationships or resolve issues.
Another option which may be more suitable for your family is Family Counselling, where your family is seen by two separate counsellors in an intake session, and then seen together as a family.
If your local venue doesn't offer family counselling models, Relationship Counselling (for families) is another excellent way of making changes in your family, and some people may prefer it, especially as a first step. It can be attended by a parent and child, two siblings, or a couple wanting help with parenting. This approach would work more like typical relationship counselling, where two people attend with a counsellor. For a family situation, this can still be very effective, as any changes which are made by two members of the family, will affect the rest of the family group. Please see below for more details.