Family and Relationship Counselling
Relationships with children, partners and other family members can be challenging and stressful.
Meli provides family relationship counselling to individuals, couples and children. Our counsellors are compassionate, experienced and fully qualified.
In your counselling sessions, we will help you explore, understand, and possibly change, aspects of your life and relationships. The aim of the program is to promote positive change, assist in problem solving and reduce stress.
Counselling can be helpful to:
- address communication issues
- deal with difference and conflict
- assist with concerns about family relationships
- improve child–parent relationships
- cope with separation and loss
- overcome trauma and related challenges
- improve self-confidence.
We also offer parenting programs to learn about how you can support children after separation.
If you’re experiencing challenges with your ex-partner to manage contact with your children, you might consider Meli’s supervised contact services.
Frequently asked questions
All of our family and relationship counselling services are free.
No, you do not need a referral and you do not require a mental health plan from your doctor.
There may be a wait time of up to eight weeks. To enquire about the next available appointment call 5278 8122 during business hours and talk with one of our team.
Yes, Meli provide phone, online and face to face sessions.
Yes, counselling sessions are confidential between you and your counsellor. There are some circumstances in which we may need to discuss your information with others – your counsellor with explain this to you when you begin counselling.
The Orange Door is a free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and families who need extra support with the care of children.
The Lookout provides information, resources and services aimed at preventing and responding to family violence.
1800 RESPECT is Australia’s national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. Call toll free on 1800 737 732.