Counselling Services

FWHC provides a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential space to discuss issues you might be experiencing. However, we are not a crisis support service and if you need immediate assistance, please refer to these services.

Counselling at FWHC is open to women, femme-identifying, non-binary and intersex individuals aged 16 years or older who live or work in the Fremantle, Melville or Cockburn areas.

You don’t need a referral to access our counselling services.

The price of our counselling services depends on your level of income, ensuring a low cost, affordable service for all.


National Standards for Mental Health Services

FWHC is accredited against the National Standards for Mental Health Services.


General Counselling

The General Counselling Program has experienced and qualified counsellors offering single session and/or short-term counselling for a range of issues including:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Stress
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Trauma
  • Family and domestic violence
  • Parenting concerns
  • Low self-esteem

Counselling For Mothers and Mothers-to-Be

FWHC provides counselling for pregnant women and/or women with a child aged 3 years and under.

Perinatal counselling may be helpful in dealing with issues relating to parenting, antenatal or postnatal depression, anxiety and/or stress.

This counselling can be either a single session or short-term counselling.


How Do I Access Counselling Services at FWHC?

Get in touch with us to enquire about our counselling services and our Community Connector will call you back.

The Community Connector will ask you some questions to see if our services match your needs. Our Community Connector will also give you some information on the counselling options available, any costs involved, and current what waiting times are.

Our Community Connector will also let you know about other resources that might be useful, and how best to access them.

If you are placed on a counselling waitlist, you will be contacted when an appointment is available.

It is important to let the Community Connector know if your situation changes while you are waiting for an appointment, or you no longer want to access the service.


Counselling Options

FWHC offers two different counselling options – single session and short-term counselling.

Single Session Counselling

This is an innovative 90-minute counselling option at FWHC.

Single session counselling can be very helpful for individuals who want to work on a specific problem or issue.

Clients can make a good start on the changes they want in their lives after one focused counselling appointment.

In the session, the counsellor will work with you to plan what actions you can take.   Your input and participation will be core to the process.

Before your session, you will need to complete and return a pre-session questionnaire that we will email to you.

You can see a sample of the questionnaire here.  If there are any barriers to completing the questionnaire, we can help you.

Four to six weeks after the session, your counsellor will call to check in and ask how you are progressing.

You can access a single session appointment every three months if desired.

Referrals are not necessary.

To learn more about single session counselling or to book an appointment, call us on 9431 0500.

There is no charge for single session counselling.

You can attend these counselling appointments by phone, video conference or face to face.

Short-Term Counselling

Short-term counselling offers up to ten 60-minute counselling sessions over 12 months, with the same counsellor each time.

We offer a sliding scale of fees for these counselling sessions, depending on your income.

Fees will be discussed with the counsellor and can be negotiated or waived depending on your circumstances.

You can attend these counselling appointments by phone, video conference or face to face.

To learn more about short-term counselling or to book an appointment, call us on 9431 0500.


Counselling for Carers

Carers WA offers free counselling for carers on a weekly basis at FWHC.

A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue, or who are frail.

Counselling for Carers is available on Mondays on a weekly basis, and you can make an appointment through Carers WA on 1300 227 377.

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