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Youth and Childrens Counselling

The Children, Youth and Families Counselling Program provides a diverse range of counselling and support services for children aged four to seventeen years of age.

What we do

Counselling creates a safe and accepting environment where a range of therapeutic options are offered. These options are individually tailored to the needs and interests of each child. Children are provided an opportunity to make sense of their world and heal within this supportive environment.

Who we care for

We care for children and youth aged four to seventeen years.

Commonly asked questions

What can counselling assist with?
Counsellors offer support and counselling for children and young people who are experiencing or who have experienced:

  • School/Peer difficulties
  • Healing from trauma
  • Abuse and/or family violence
  • Family changes
  • Low self esteem
  • Coping with anger, worry, sadness, fear
  • Liaison with other services such as schools

 How much does it cost?
The program is a publically funded service. There is no cost to the family.

Will counselling suit my family?
Counselling is tailored to and dependent on meeting the family’s needs. This includes where appointments take place – either at Colac Area Health or in the community.

What to bring

The parent or caregivers are required to support the child during the period of counselling. This includes meeting with the counsellor at regular intervals to discuss ways to support their child or young person.


Main Reception
03 5232 5100



Monday to Friday
9.00 am to 5.00 pm


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