Child, Adolescent and Family Counselling Service

Child & Family Counselling is a non-judgemental and respectful process where a ‘listening ear’ may be helpful. Counselling can provide you with both information and an advocate or support when needed. We work with both children and parents to make a difference. Our counsellors are qualified in Social Work or Psychology.

Child & Family Counselling may assist you and your family to manage stress in your family life. We work with you to develop strategies and set goals to improve your situation.

Child & Family Counselling may help when a child is:

  • Engaging in dangerous or risky behaviours
  • Self-harming or threatening to do so
  • Flighting with other children lots
  • Does not appear to be coping
  • Angry a lot or acting out
  • Fearful and distressed
  • ‘Out of control’
  • Withdrawn, worried and sad
  • Defiant
  • Having difficulty adjusting to things that have happened in their life.

OR When a parent/carer would like help managing

  • a child’s challenging behaviours
  • or there is conflict between the parent/carer and child.

Please Note:

Child & Family Counselling is unable to provide a crisis response. If urgent assistance is required, please see here for services that may be able to assist in this way.

Families experiencing domestic violence or abuse are best referred to the FaCS Helpline on 132 111.

If Family Court matters are in process, Child & Family Counselling will wait until after court orders are in place before counselling can occur. the Family Relationship Centre may be able to assist in the interim on (02) 6659 4100.

Services available at these locations

Bellingen

Phone 02 6656 7200

Child & Family Counselling is a free service for families with children 12 years of age or younger.  Access the service by phoning the service a counsellor will return your call to discuss your concerns and any assistance that is available.

 

Camden Haven

Phone 02 6559 9003

Referrals

Children aged 0 to 18 years and their families. Referral reasons may include:

  • child behavioural and emotional problems
  • recent bereavement in the immediate family
  • children at risk of abuse or neglect
  • postnatal depression
  • domestic violence (non-offending parent and children).

 

Coffs Harbour

Child & Family Counselling is a free service for families with children 12 years of age or younger.  Access the service by phoning the number below a counsellor will return your call to discuss your concerns and any assistance that is available.

Phone (02) 6656 7200

Kempsey

Phone 02 6561 2790

Referrals

Children aged 0 to 18 years and their families. Referral reasons may include:

  • child behavioural and emotional problems
  • recent bereavement in the immediate family
  • children at risk of abuse or neglect
  • postnatal depression
  • domestic violence (non-offending parent and children).

 

Port Macquarie

Phone 02 6588 2882

Referrals

Children aged 0 to 18 years and their families. Referral reasons may include:

  • child behavioural and emotional problems
  • recent bereavement in the immediate family
  • children at risk of abuse or neglect
  • postnatal depression
  • domestic violence (non-offending parent and children).

 

South West Rocks

Phone 02 6561 2790

Referrals

Children aged 0 to 18 years and their families. Referral reasons may include:

  • child behavioural and emotional problems
  • recent bereavement in the immediate family
  • children at risk of abuse or neglect
  • postnatal depression
  • domestic violence (non-offending parent and children).

 

Wauchope

Phone 02 6585 1133

Referrals

Children aged 0 to 18 years and their families. Referral reasons may include:

  • child behavioural and emotional problems
  • recent bereavement in the immediate family
  • children at risk of abuse or neglect
  • postnatal depression
  • domestic violence (non-offending parent and children).

 

Dorrigo

Child & Family Counselling is a free service for families with children 12 years of age or younger.  Access the service by phoning the number below a counsellor will return your call to discuss your concerns and any assistance that is available.

Phone (02) 6656 7200

Macksville

Child & Family Counselling is a free service for families with children 12 years of age or younger.  Access the service by phoning the number below a counsellor will return your call to discuss your concerns and any assistance that is available.

Phone (02) 6656 7200

Woolgoolga

Child & Family Counselling is a free service for families with children 12 years of age or younger.  Access the service by phoning the number below a counsellor will return your call to discuss your concerns and any assistance that is available.

Phone (02) 6656 7200

Nambucca Heads

Nambucca HealthOne

4 Fred Brain Avenue

Nambucca Heads NSW 2448

Hours 

Monday 8.30-5pm

Phone 02 6656 7200

Fax  02 6656 7203