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Child and Adolescent Counselling

Child and Adolescent Counselling

Every child is unique!

Some kids need more support than others to deal with the personal challenges of ‘growing up’.

Counselling can help your child to understand, express and manage their concerns through a range of age appropriate therapeutic techniques and tools.

Counselling can offer children and adolescents:

  • A safe, confidential place to vent and seek support with an independent professional
  • Help to deal with stress, grief, loss, anger, anxiety, family breakdown, bullying, IT addiction and conflict
  • Tools to develop their emotional regulation skills, self esteem and relationship/communication skills

At Relationship Matters our qualified Child and Adolescent counsellors work with you and your child on the most appropriate approach for your child.

Why is Child and Adolescent Counselling Useful?

Counselling can support children to become more emotionally intelligent and better able to self regulate their feelings and stress states. It can support Children to become more resilient and develop a healthy self esteem and self/body image.

How does the counselling process work?

The first step is for the child’s parents/guardians to discuss the issues that are concerning their child.

We ask a range of questions that help us to get a clear and detailed understanding of your child’s situation.

In the first 1-2 sessions, the counsellor will build up a rapport with your child and assess what will be the right therapeutic approach.

The counsellor will offer feedback after these initial sessions and confirm the recommended way forward. A minimum of 6 sessions is recommended to effectively make a positive impact/change.

How much does Counselling cost?

Relationship Matters is a not-for-profit community organisation and is partially funded by the Federal Government. Our fees are based on how much you or your family earns per year (gross household income).

Your counselling fee will be based on your annual household income and the type of counselling you have accessed (Couple, Individual, Child/Adolescent Counselling).

The cost of counselling will be discussed with you when you call to make your first appointment. If at any time your circumstances change, you can discuss your fees with your counsellor or our Client Services team.

Want More Information or to Make an appointment?

If you would like more information call us on 1300 543 396 or email info@relationshipmatters.com.au to discuss your situation and how we can help you. You can also request a call back by using the ‘Request an Appointment’ form at the top of this page.

Accessing Services Remotely

Relationship Education Programs and Counselling will be offered through videolink and phone as an optional delivery method in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will provide one on one and group programs using an online tool – Zoom. We can deliver programs and individual counselling virtually via this platform.  Our group programs will have a maximum of 6 participants.  We will provide instructions on how to access our services online prior to the sessions.  You can use your mobile phone, laptop or a desktop computer.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 543 396.