Centre-based counselling offers support in a comfortable place away from your usual environment

WHAT IS CENTRE-BASED COUNSELLING? 

Centre-based counselling and support is when you go to a particular youth centre, program or a clinic for a set appointment. Usually you make your own way there (with help from family and friends if necessary).

WHAT HAPPENS?

Not every program that offers counselling offers all of the following options but overall there are heaps of ways you can get help and support through counselling in a program.

You can talk to someone and get support for:

  • Emotional and mental health
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Family support
  • Medical care
  • Pharmacotherapy

WHAT COULD I EXPECT?

Most of the time you need to make an appointment to see someone for counselling. When you first make contact you may be asked some questions about different issues so that the service knows how they can best help you.

You’ll usually spend about an hour with a counsellor or worker and see them once a week but programs do vary.

WHO IS IT BEST FOR?

Centre-based counselling is great when you want help with a particular issue and you think you are in a position to get yourself to appointments on time.

Want to find centre-based counselling services? Contact YoDAA (1800 458 685) if you wish to find a service near you.