Children counselling service

All children have the right to be supported in a nurturing environment where they feel safe, valued and heard.

Our Children’s Counselling Service offers a range of youth counselling services in Perth to support children, young people and their families. Our counsellors help clients to manage and overcome the challenges they often face in their daily lives, using evidence-based therapies, such as children’s play therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy.

The service adopts a person-centred approach, which means that counselling and support is tailored to meet the unique needs of each client and their family.

Our team of counsellors have decades of collective experience working with children and young people with complex support needs. They provide a safe, non-judgmental space to encourage a therapeutic relationship that facilitates healing and growth, along with the development of self-esteem, resilience and healthy relationships for children and young people.

Get in touch for a confidential conversation today.

How Uniting Children’s Counselling Service can help.

Our Perth-based youth counselling services support children and young people who are struggling with a range of challenges including:

  • Difficulty managing emotions
  • Family separation
  • Family violence
  • School-related issues
  • Bullying or friendship issues
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem and confidence issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Difficulty resolving conflicts and/or setting boundaries.

Click here to download the Uniting WA Children’s Counselling Service brochure.

An experienced team you can trust.

Our team of highly skilled, experienced counsellors have qualifications in psychology, counselling and social work and specialise in trauma-informed attachment interventions. They’re trained in a number of evidence-based areas including:

• Children’s play therapy – click here to download our play therapy welcome pack
• Family play therapy
• Cognitive Behavioural therapy
• Acceptance Commitment therapy
• Solution focused therapy
• Emotion focused therapy
• Narrative therapy
• Creative therapies
• Mindfulness
• Psychoeducation.

All Uniting counsellors are members of the appropriate professional bodies.

Meet our counsellors.


Leanne holds a Degree in Counselling, Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology, and certificate in interplay through Play Therapy Australia.

She has over 20 years’ experience as a counsellor, specialising in support for individuals and couples, as well as family and domestic violence counselling

Leanne has been working fulltime in family and youth counselling services for the past two years.

As part of her children’s counselling services, Leanne offers children’s play therapy and interplay sessions in Perth.

Leanne provides a trauma-informed, holistic approach, catering to the needs of the family where they are at, including considering the impact of trauma experiences they may be living with. Leanne is passionate about family and child safety.

Leanne has worked with children, young people and their families from a range of cultural backgrounds, including First Nations people in remote communities. She always considers the cultural needs of each young person and family when she is supporting them.

In her spare time, Leanne likes to spend time with her family, listen to music, take photos, and connect with her spirituality. She loves being amongst nature and often walks on the beach or in the bush.


Caris has more than six years’ experience counselling and supporting young people and their families.

She has an Undergraduate Arts Double Major in Psychology, with a Master’s in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and has completed her Professional Certificates of Understanding and Assessing Childhood Trauma.

Caris offers a range of youth counselling services in Perth, including humanistic children’s play therapy and interplay, a type of play therapy that includes the family in the therapeutic process. She also offers individual therapy to adolescents and parents.

Describing her therapy style as humanistic, Caris approaches clients from a space of non-judgement, supporting each client at a pace that suits them. She believes that it’s important to create a secure therapeutic relationship that’s built on safety and trust. Caris also uses psychoeducation as a tool to help parents and adolescents better understand themselves.

Caris has experience working with children with Autism, including people who are non-verbal. She also has a history of working with children, young people and families who have been impacted by child sexual abuse.

Caris is a passionate advocate for the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

In her spare time, Caris likes to spend time with her family in the outdoors. She also likes to spend time tending to her garden and going to the swimming pool.


Carrie has over 20 years of experience working with children and families.

She has a Bachelor of Social Work and has completed her Professional Certificates of Trauma in Understanding, Assessment, and Intervening. She is also a trained facilitator of the Circle of Security Parenting Program and the Tuning into Teens and Kids Parenting Program.

Carrie aims to build a strong therapeutic relationship by creating a safe and accepting space for clients. Her children’s counselling approach is holistic, client-centred, and attachment/trauma informed. Carrie caters her approach to the individual she is working with, drawing from a range of therapeutic interventions.

Carrie offers a number of youth counselling services in Perth, include acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, children’s play therapy and interplay.

Carrie has experience working with children, teens and families who have experienced trauma. She also has a history of working with people living with disability and supporting First Nations people in remote communities.

Carrie is a strong advocate for child safety and wellbeing. She is also very passionate about supporting parents and families around the challenges of parenting.

When she’s not at work, Carrie likes to spend time with her two young children, exercise and go to the beach. She likes to focus on her health and wellbeing through practices like yoga, meditation and mindfulness.

Email or call us on 0482161999 to learn more, and someone from our team will be in touch.

The counselling process.

Parents are free to self-refer themselves and/or their child at any time.

Once we receive an enquiry, we will make contact within one business day to arrange an initial meeting with parents and start the counselling journey.

Counselling services are provided from our Subiaco office between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, with evening appointments available on request. Children’s counselling services can also be provided from other locations if required.

Fees and charges.

Initial parent consultation sessions cost $150 inc GST.

Subsequent 50-minute counselling sessions cost $150 inc GST.

If for some reason you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please provide a minimum of 24 hours’ notice by phone. If less than 24 hours’ notice is provided, a late cancellation fee of up to 50% may apply.

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