Family & Relationship Services – Counselling
The Family and Relationship Services – Counselling Program provides counselling to individuals, couples, children and families that focus on family and relationship issues.
Some of the issues that this program supports people with are:
- Relationship or family enhancement
- Family formation
- Parenting issues
- Conflict and anger
- Loss and grief
- Childhood issues impacting on their current relationships
- Depression, anxiety, trauma, and anger management
Counselling sessions for this program are partially subsidised through the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs.
Therefore, this program requests a fee for service based on a sliding scale of combined annual household income.
This scale is:
- Annual household income under $50,000 = $35
- $50,001 to $110,000 = $55
- $110,001 and above = $75
** If client has a concession card a reduced fee can be negotiated with the counsellor
While no-one is refused our service on the basis that they are unable to pay, client contributions enable us to continue to provide a valuable service to the community.
If payment of the scheduled fee is not possible, a reduced fee can be discussed with the counsellor at your first session and is reviewed in subsequent sessions.
Each counsellor has a tertiary qualification in the social sciences field with practical experience in family and relationship counselling. Counsellors are ethically bound to refer clients to other appropriate services; i.e. for issues that are outside their field of expertise or where the issue does not fit in within the guidelines of this program.
Townsville Outreach Service
The Family & Relationship Counselling Program provides an outreach service to Ingham, Ayr, and Charters Towers.
Appointments are made on a fortnightly basis and take 50 – 60 minutes. After hours appointments are available on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings until 7:30pm. We try to offer you your first appointment between 7 – 14 working days, however if we have a waitlist, you will be contacted as soon as an appointment becomes available.
Making an Appointment
Self referral is essential. We do require the person attending the appointment to call to make the appointment. For children under 16 years we require the parent or legal guardian to call.
All you need to do is telephone Centacare on 07 4772 9000 and request a counselling appointment with the Family and Relationship Counselling Program.