The Aboriginal Counselling provides therapeutic counselling for families, individuals and communities within NSW. Aboriginal Counselling supports and assists Aboriginal people in dealing with issues such as grief & loss, drug & alcohol, gambling, financial hardship, family violence, sexual abuse and self-harm. Aboriginal Counselling delivers intervention services to Aboriginal people in a way that is sensitive and appropriate based on the individuals circumstances.
Our training is for Aboriginal and non – Aboriginal people. We are accredited trainers and have adult education qualifications. Our staff have professional facilitation experience at University, TAFE and the workplace.
As professionals we adhere to high standards and ensure participants are supported and feel comfortable in our learning environment. We have completed courses by VETAB and understand the accreditation process.
What We Do
We aim to provide professional support and advice to employers and employees. We can offer Mentoring, Cultural Sensitivity / Understanding, Mediation, Policy Advice, and training tailored to your agency that could include Mental Health First Aid, Suicide Awareness, Domestic Violence Awareness, Drug & Alcohol referral and support.
We engage with our community to offer individual or group counselling. We provide mental health assessments for care planning and supports that are client centred and directed. We have developed strategies for behaviour modification and emotional management. We have access to a multi-disciplinary skill set and can involve relevant stake holders to ensure the best possible outcome for our participants.
Because our community are also workers, who often are the backbone of services, they sometimes experience isolation, racism and vicarious trauma which can result in stress, burnout and absenteeism. The supports and assistance we have offered is critical incident debriefing, mediation, workplace counselling and mental health relapse prevention. Our community have a lot of unresolved grief through Sorry Business so we have first-hand knowledge and insight as to how this looks like for an Aboriginal worker or Aboriginal team.