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.