How can counselling help?

Counselling helps people to talk about their problems and difficulties so they feel less troubled and more in control of their lives. It helps people to feel strong again, to feel more at peace, and to enjoy life and improve their relationships.

ASeTTS counsellors are professionally qualified and are trained to use a range of skills to assist and support people. Our staff include professionals from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

ASeTTS provides a range of counselling services as outlined below:

  • Individual trauma counselling (Clinical Services) for adults, adolescents and children aims to reduce trauma related symptoms and enhance psychosocial health and wellbeing.
  • Family and relationship counselling for couples, parents, children and families who suffer family and relationship problems as an impact of experiencing refugee torture and trauma and who have difficulties in accessing ‘mainstream’ family relationship counselling.
  • Psychosocial counselling and support for young people between the age of 12 and 21 who have been impacted by refugee trauma and are at risk of disconnection from school, work, family or community and/or at risk of homelessness. The service retains a high level of flexibility, with a emphasis on a strengths-based and solution-focused approach, as well as outreach services.

How does counselling work?

Each counselling session is usually 60 minutes long, and typically involves an experienced counsellor, professional interpreter (if needed) and the client. All discussions are confidential.

In some cases, a support person or family member can accompany a client for support., To respond to clients’ needs ASeTTS staff also  conduct outreach services and  home visits.

To refer a client to ASeTTS, please fill in and return the ASeTTS Referral Form  by fax to 9227 2777 or email to referral@asetts.org.au