Barton Specialist Centre, 9/3 Sydney Ave, Barton, Act 2600
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DIPAC offers Family Counselling services for the Canberra, Queanbeyan and ACT region from our offices at the Barton Specialist Centre. If you need discuss family issues with someone, we can help. Call today on: 02 6152 8998 or use our contact form and we will call you back.

Modern families are subject to all sorts of stresses, so it's little wonder that at times the relationships within them may become a little strained. Whether it's problems coping with rebellious teens, conflicting parenting priorities, difficulties with the in-laws or a change in circumstances which is putting additional pressure on the family unit, there are numerous reasons why families may need a little extra help. The family counselling Canberra residents can access when they turn to us is intended to address the problems families face, giving them the tools to find ways forward that work for them. Family counselling can be inter-generational and also include blended family members. The aim of the family counselling families experience when they turn to us is always to find a mutually satisfactory solution to current issues. In addition, it is intended to equip families with the skills needed to enable them to minimise the risk of unhelpful conflict in the future.

Why use DIPAC Counselling?

Family counselling Canberra families use when they turn to DIPAC is delivered by qualified, experienced therapists who have particular expertise in family work. They have been trained to relate well to children and adults, offering a range of therapeutic approaches that ensure we can offer a way of working that's suitable for almost every family. Because our therapists also offer anxiety counselling, grief counselling and relationship counselling Canberra residents who use us can expect a holistic approach to their problems which tackles the issues influencing the family conflict as well as the conflict itself.

DIPAC is committed to finding practical solutions within a realistic time span. The aim is to deliver a measurable difference within relatively few sessions. We view effective counselling as about providing longer-term benefits as well as short-term resolutions. Your family should leave counselling with the skills needed to ensure that whatever the future may hold, the family can work together to deal with a difficult situation in an empowered and positive way.

Family counselling Canberra - why might it be needed?

There are numerous circumstances in which family counselling may be of benefit. It's important to remember that counselling isn't for families who have failed, rather it's for families who are pro-actively seeking to learn the skills they need to become even stronger. The type of issues which family counselling Canberra locals find has helped them to deal with include:

  • Inter-generational conflict
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Issues around establishing positive relationships within blended families
  • Dealing with a life-changing event (for example bereavement, family illness, unemployment or similar)
  • Marital breakdown and the effect this has on children
  • Arguments
  • Dealing with substance abuse
  • Coping effectively with mental health issues as a family.

What are the benefits of family counselling?

There are both short-term and longer-term benefits in opting for family counselling. Canberra families tell us that counselling has given them:

  • A safe space to talk about issues
  • A neutral environment where there is a skilled, empathetic counsellor on hand who can offer insight without taking sides or dictating the outcome of the process
  • A chance to learn the skills needed to communicate more effectively
  • A process that empowers all family members to work with each other, rather than being antagonistic.

Family counselling can transform family relationships, as well as provide a firm basis for moving forward. Note that family counselling is suitable for all types of family groups. Families come in many different shapes and sizes, all of whom may benefit from counselling. To find out more about our family counselling Canberra residents can take advantage of, call today on: 02 6152 8998 or use our contact form and we will call you back.

Contact Us details

If you want to talk to someone, contact us today to book an appointment with our professional staff who will help you develop the skills necessary to manage and control your struggles, so you can look after yourself beyond the treatment.

We also offer counselling in Canberra for issues such as bereavement, family matters, anxiety, marital counselling, relationship counselling, couples counselling and even pre-marriage counselling.

DIPAC & Assoc: Darleen Barton, is regulated under the appropriate registrations (Practicing Counsellor & registered with ACA - Australian Counselling Association Members Practicing & registered Mediator with NMAS Members Practicing and registered member International Institute of Complementary Therapy - Counselling, Mediation, Positive Psychology Members, Practicing & registered - Life Coping Coach & Sobriety Coach - ICF International Coaching Federation Members and also provides support services to the general public. NDIS Provider registration.

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