If you ever want someone to talk to about your feelings or thoughts, our counsellors are here to help.

They will provide you with a safe space, listen without judgement and can assist you with challenges like dealing with a loss, stressful situation, or relationship challenges.

We understand that being a carer can be tough, and sometimes stressful situations are hard to avoid. But talking to a counsellor can build resilience and improve your wellbeing. You can have up to six free counselling sessions or more if you need them.

Counselling is also available if your caring role has changed. For example, the person you are caring for may have moved to residential care or passed away. The counsellor can help you figure out what to do next.

Caring for someone can also make you feel lots of different emotions like anger, sadness, or loneliness. It’s okay to ask for help. You can call us to talk about it.

If you’re in a crisis and need help right away, you can call Lifeline at 13 11 14.

I find the counselling service fantastic. It helps me to have a clearer mind, which is essential in my caring role. If I can’t take care of myself, I can’t look after mum.

Christopher, carer for his late mum

How does it work?

Counselling is easy to access. It is a short-term service, where you can have up to six sessions to talk about your challenges and feelings. These sessions can be every week or whenever you need them. If you need more sessions, just ask.

To make it easier for you, you can access our counselling service face-to-face, over the phone, or online over Zoom. This means you can get help no matter where you are located.

If English is not your first language, we can help with translation. Just let us know or call the TIS National Interpreting Service at 131 450.