At Anglicare you can talk with a counsellor one-on-one or with your family. We also run groups that you can come to with other children your age. In counselling we can talk about whatever you like.
We listen to stories about:
- Being bullied
- Parents fighting
- Parents breaking up
- Someone you love dying
- Being really angry, scared, sad or worried
- Someone hurting you
We usually meet for about half an hour once a fortnight, but that can be decided between you and your counsellor.
Stories can be told in many ways, through:
- Sand play
- Working with clay or play doh
- Puppet play
- Doll house play
- Story writing
Our counsellors are all experienced with qualifications in psychology, social work or counselling.
We see children and young people aged 4-18 years. The first session is often so your parent(s) or carer can tell us about what they want from counselling, and the next session is for you.
We provide a wide range of group based programs in both the community and schools. Some of our programs include:
- group therapy programs, such as:
- protective behaviours
- social skills
- anger management
- play/attachment groups
- a “kids club”
- family and individual support