Family counselling

Family Relationship Counselling

  • Family services provides a comprehensive range of targeted services for vulnerable children and their families. Our programs promote the wellbeing, safety, stability and healthy development of children from pre-birth up to 17 years old.


  • We understand that every family is different, and we tailor our programs to your individual needs. We work with you in partnership and support you in building a roadmap for your life and the lives of your children.


  • Our therapeutic family counselling services help you foster the skills to navigate relationships within your family. Our private and confidential sessions are available to individuals, couples and families.
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  • With such a wide range of services available, it’s a good idea to call our Client Engagement Team so they can assess your needs and point you in the right direction. Phone us on 5337 3333.

CAFS stories

How Step Up helped a young boy overcome violent behaviour toward his mum

Dylan was the last child anyone expected to be violent or aggressive. He’s the quiet one in the family. When Dylan was nine, he started lashing out at home.

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How June and Robert found the right time to become Cafs foster carers

Becoming foster carers can be a life affirming experience. June and Robert always knew that fostering would be in their future; it was just a question of timing. 

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How Cafs financial counselling helped
a dad battling with cancer

When you’re a self-employed dad, being sick comes with more concerns than your own health. With no money coming in, Tony was stressed about his family. 

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Housing Support: How Cafs ATAR team helped a father avoid eviction

Bruce was admitted to hospital for three months, and while he was in there, he asked his adult sons to take care of the home he'd been renting for the past eleven years.

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How Cafs helped Chloe and her family find hope

Chloe was 16, and her young life was falling apart. She’d dropped out of school and had started drinking and taking drugs. She also started stealing and self-harming.

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How Cafs day stay helped one young family establish a healthy bedtime routine

For Bianca and Josh, the excitement of becoming new parents was giving way to exhaustion. They were desperate for more sleep.

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Cafs acknowledges our past. In the spirit of reconciliation, we give deepest respect to Australia's First Nations Peoples. Their histories, their stories, their resilience. Their connection to culture and land. The wisdom of their Elders past, present and emerging.

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