What We Offer
How We Work
We see the purpose of counselling as assisting children, young people and families to challenge the effects of sexual abuse of which they have been subjected.
We seek to help and support families to explore the tactics used by perpetrators to trap them into the abuse and how these tactics have impacted upon their lives. Such tactics may result in secrecy, self blame and feeling responsible for the abuse.
We believe that family intervention is crucial in counselling and seek to provide an environment of support which invites both the child and adult of non- offending family members to work together.
We also believe that children and their families possess resources that offer many new possibilities for themselves and their lives. Counselling provides a space to encourage families to explore these resources and reclaim their lives from the effects of abuse.
We believe that all children, young people and non- offending family members who come to our service have:
- The right to be believed
- The right to be treated with dignity, respect, sensitivity and understanding
- The right to privacy
- The right to accessibility of services
- The right to information
- The right to be involved in decision making
- Advocacy and support
- Individual and family counselling
- Information and referral assistance
- Outreach and home visiting
- Group work including parenting groups, support groups and skill based groups
- Court Preparation and support
- Resource development
- Community education and training