Children’s Counselling Service

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

Uniting Children’s Counselling Service supports children, young people and their families to manage and overcome the challenges and struggles they often face in their daily lives.

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-judgemental 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.

Upcoming programs and workshops.

Our Counsellors invite young people aged 10 to 12 to join our upcoming Coping with Change school holiday workshop on Thursday October 6 from 10am – 1pm at our hub in Subiaco (317 Bagot Road).

Coping with Change

Young people experience many changes in their lives, whether it be their parents separating, moving to a new country, changing schools, or moving to a new house.

Change can be challenging, impacting a person’s flow and increasing stress. This stress can be mild and encourage growth, or it can be challenging and take a while to find balance again.

How a young person copes with change can lay the foundations for coping into adolescence or adulthood.

Learning skills to cope with change can help young people to channel their strengths to overcome difficulties, accept things outside of their control and find opportunities for growth.

About the workshop

The workshop will explore coping strategies through education and group activities. Participants will be encouraged to practise:

  • Grounding strategies to increase tolerance to stress
  • Understanding the interaction between emotions, thoughts, and behaviours
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Identifying individual strengths and how to channel these to overcome challenges
  • Learning how to deal with things inside and outside our control.

We will create a safe space for participants to learn, feel empowered and have fun.

The cost for this workshop is $90 (inc. GST) per child.
Places are limited to 10 participants. Please book using Eventbrite.

For more information, please email our Children’s Counselling team at ccs@unitingwa.org.au.

Download the workshop flyer here.

Our Counsellors invite young people aged 10 to 12 years to join our six-week Being BOLD after school workshops that run Every Tuesday for six weeks at 4pm to 5pm at our hub in Subiaco (317 Bagot Road), starting 18 October and finishing 22 November 2022

Having confidence and self-esteem can make a huge difference to how young people handle challenges, see themselves, and how they show up in the world.

Participants will learn new skills and strategies at the workshops through confidence and resilience-building activities.

About the workshop

Activities will include:

  • Exploration of individual strengths
  • Self-compassion and loving kindness meditations and affirmations
  • Yoga and movement for body appreciation
  • Assertive communication and conflict resolution
  • Implementing self-care and gratitude practices.

The Being BOLD workshops will be facilitated in a safe and empowering space where young people will be accepted as they are and encouraged to become the best version of themselves.

The cost for this workshop is $180 (inc. GST) per child.
Places are limited to 10 participants. Please book using Eventbrite.

For more information, please email our Children’s Counselling team at ccs@unitingwa.org.au.

Download the workshop flyer here.

How Uniting Children’s Counselling Service can help.

The Uniting Children’s Counselling Service supports children and young people who are struggling with a range of issues 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.
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:

• 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.

Email or call us 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.  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.

Our team of experts are here to help.

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