Counselling

Centacare’s counsellors see individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families. We offer one-to-one counselling and group workshops and we help you choose the support that benefits you most.  How to Tell If You Need Counselling

All Centacare services are provided within an accepting and non-judgmental environment, by our caring professionals, who work as a team to ensure you are well looked after. Our services are open to people of all backgrounds, faiths and cultural groups, in keeping with our values.

We offer help with a wide range of stressful difficulties, including:

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Addictive Behaviours
  • Family Separation Stress
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Couple Relationships
  • Preparing for Marriage
  • Parenting Issues
  • FIFO Issues
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Carers Issues
  • Work-related Stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Weight Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • and more.

Counselling Services

Family and Relationship Counselling

Counselling for anyone feeling confusion or distress about anything.

To assist individuals, couples and families, including children, with family relationships issues at all stages, (including marriage, separation and divorce), parenting and the care of children.

WHO THIS IS TYPICALLY FOR

Counselling is for any person who feels confusion or distress about anything going on for them, and who would like to talk to a professional who is trained to help. People living outside Geraldton and Carnarvon can access online counselling or by calling 1800 139 332.

WHAT THIS SERVICE ENTAILS

Due to the richness of their experience and training, our counsellors employ an eclectic approach to counselling and therapy — one which draws on different theoretical models in order to tailor help to the individual client. This gives you the best chance of being able to use the counselling time and space to reflect, be supported, address issues and make changes.

All of the team address the difficulties commonly presented by clients including those related to anxiety, depression, stress, abuse, loss, grief, trauma, relationship problems, separation and divorce, sexuality, parenting, low self-esteem and anger management.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

There is a fee based on income starting at $10 for those on a Centrelink Benefit. If you are unable to pay the fees please discuss this with the office manager or your counsellor.

FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This programme is funded by the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Social Services.

Family Counselling Services in Exmouth are funded by the Western Australia Department for Child Protection and Family Support.


Regional Family Dispute Resolution Counselling

Assistance and Counselling for separating or divorcing couples, to assist families – parents and children – to reach agreements and to resolve their disputes related to family law issues.

WHO THIS IS TYPICALLY FOR

Separating or divorcing couples

WHAT THIS SERVICE ENTAILS

Counsellors can help with issues including, boundaries, clear communication, grief & loss, dealing with difficult emotions, transitions, looking forward to the future and moving on and step parenting.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

There is a fee based on income starting at $10 for those on a Centrelink Benefit.

FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This programme is funded by the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Social Services.


Employee Assistance Programme

For employees of participating organisations who are affected by work or personal problems.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free, confidential and professional counselling service for employees. It enables employees and their immediate family to resolve work and personal issues that may affect their wellbeing and productivity.

WHO THIS IS TYPICALLY FOR

Anyone working for an organisation participating in the Employee Assistance Programme.

WHAT THIS SERVICE ENTAILS

Counselling for any problems work related or personal. Issues may include, alcohol and drug use, critical incident stress, emotional abuse, family, gambling, grief and loss, marital conflict, physical abuse, relationships, separation/divorce, stress, the workplace, workplace trauma and depression.

No information is divulged to your employer, other than statistical reports stating, for example how many staff have taken advantage of the EAP in any quarter.

You can attend counselling during work hours. In this case you should give your Supervisor as much prior notice as possible that you will be away from the workplace to attend EAP counselling.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

This service is free for employees of participating organisations.


Grief and Loss Counselling or Workshop – Geraldton

Assists individuals who have experienced loss through death, separation, employment, relocation etc.

WHAT THIS SERVICE PROVIDES

This workshop looks at the process involved in grieving and explores ways in which the processes can be managed.

WHO THIS IS TYPICALLY FOR

Adults or children with such issues as separation, divorce, illness, relationship breakdown, death or even unemployment.

WHAT THIS SERVICE ENTAILS

Skills to manage change or loss, awareness that it is normal to experience a range of emotions around change, loss and grief.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

This is an educational programme and is not a counselling or therapy session.


Counselling Fees

Please Note
Here at Centacare we do have a fee for service. There is a schedule that is used for negotiating your fee.  The fee starts from $10 for holders of a Health Care Card and/or recipients of Centrelink Benefits.

 

Assistance Available for Accessing our Services
  • Low cost fee dependent on income, or by negotiation
  • Employee Assistance Programmes by negotiation
  • 1800 phone number or online appointments available if outside Geraldton
  • Monday and Wednesday evening appointments available

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

Contact our qualified team for a confidential consultation about your situation. We'll advise how Centacare can help or if we can’t, we’ll refer you to a suitable professional or organisation that can.

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