People use counselling to receive one-on-one support for a range of issues and to help find solutions to their own challenges.
Counselling can offer an opportunity for you to explore and possibly change, various aspects of your life in a non-judgmental environment.
Counselling can help you to:
- Address specific issues in life
- Improve self-confidence
- Manage anxiety
- Expand communication
- Deal with differences and conflict
- Cope with separation and losses
- Overcome trauma and life challenges
- Repair or strengthen your relationships
- Prepare for new relationships.
Our specialist counsellors are friendly, non-judgmental and supportive. We are also specially trained to respond to the below issues.
We provide specialist counselling to people who have concerns or difficulties which are primarily sexual in nature.
Child sexual abuse
We support children, young people and adults who have survived child sexual abuse. The survivor’s partner, carers, and family members can also access the service. Priority groups are children, young people and parents-to-be. See Child Sexual Abuse Counselling for more information.
Domestic violence and family violence
We provide counselling, information, referral and links to other support services for women, men, couples and families who have been affected by domestic and/or family violence. We also provide counselling for those wishing to address their violent behaviour and its affect on themselves and their relationships.
We provide counselling to people who are thinking about separation, are currently going through a separation, or have already separated. More information about our services related to separation can be found here.
Blood Borne Viruses
Our MOSAIC Blood Borne Viruses Support Services assists people affected by blood-borne viruses, such as HIV or hepatitis C, including the family, friends and carers of people who live with illness.
Post adoption support
Our Post Adoption Support Services responds to the needs of people involved in adoption. This includes those who have lost a child to adoption (birth parents and families), people who have been adopted, and adoptive parents and families
We help people affected by problem gambling through our Gambling Help Services. We can help you to deal with the causes and effects of problem gambling, regain control over their gambling and in many cases stop altogether. We also offer support to friends and family who are affected by problem gambling.
Disability Royal Commission Counselling Services
For people engaging with or affected by the Disability Royal Commission, we offer free, independent, safe and confidential counselling support. This service is funded by the Australian Government. The Disability Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) will run for three years until 2022.
- Outer West (Port Adelaide)
- South (Marion)
- North East (Ridgehaven)
- North (Salisbury)
- North (Elizabeth)
- Riverland (Berri)
Many personal counselling services are fully funded and there is no cost to the person attending. Where a fee applies it is determined according to household income and includes concession rates. Fees can be negotiated or waived.
Personal Counselling is partly subsidised by the Australian Government, Department of Social Services with specific services funded also by the South Australian Government.