connectEDspace - support for young people

Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
connectEDspace is a website by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), dedicated to young people to help provide all the information they need to deal with the stuff they go through each day.

Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support


RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.

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Counselling

We offer counselling for relationships in all their aspects. This may mean thinking about nurturing an existing relationship, or reflecting on what's not working well. It may mean starting a relationship, or ending one.

Counselling involves talking in a safe and supportive space about any difficulties or challenges you are experiencing. It can help you find positive ways to manage your situation.

 

What is counselling?
Counselling provides a supportive
and collaborative environment where
you can discuss your problems and
concerns, working on what you identify
as most important. Participating in
counselling can help you clarify your
situation, gain new perspectives and
work towards change. The counselling
process can support you to develop
insights, generate solutions and
consider choices.
We work with individuals, couples and
families in a non-judgemental way.
What can counselling help with?
Counselling can be an effective way to
improve overall wellbeing, by relieving
distress and enhancing relationships.
Common issues that people seek
counselling for include:
• relationship difficulties
• separation and divorce
• parenting through separation
• grief and loss
• managing stress
• life changes
• mental health issues
• adjusting to parenting
• managing emotions, such as anger
• family violence
• trauma and abuse
• work-related problems.
Whatever your concern, it’s important
to reach out for support.
Our counsellors
Our counsellors have qualifications in
counselling, psychology or social work,
and specific training and experience
with a range of issues, including
relationships, families, and children.
We can adapt our services to meet the
needs of a wide range of cultures and
community groups.
Who can attend counselling?
Our counselling service is flexible. We
can work with individuals, including
children and young people, couples
and families to build solutions that
recognise the strengths, wisdom and
knowledge of each person.
How long does counselling last?
Counselling sessions usually last for
50 minutes. While some issues can be
resolved in a few sessions, others take
longer.
How much will it cost?
While we charge fees for most
services, all fees are appropriate for
the service provided and your financial
capacity to pay. When you call to
make a booking for counselling, we will
discuss the fees payable.
When are sessions available?
Centre opening hours vary, however
most centres offer evening sessions as
well as sessions during business hours.
Please contact your local centre for
more information.

What is counselling?

Counselling provides a supportive and collaborative environment where you can discuss your problems and concerns, working on what you identify as most important. Participating in counselling can help you clarify your situation, gain new perspectives and work towards change. The counselling process can support you to develop insights, generate solutions and consider choices. We work with individuals, couples and families in a non-judgemental way.

Before beginning, we assess whether counselling is appropriate for you and your circumstances. In addition, we take safety and wellbeing very seriously and therefore, will refer you to appropriate additional services that you may re

What can counselling help with?

Counselling can be an effective way to improve overall wellbeing, by relieving distress and enhancing relationships.

Common issues that people seek counselling for include:

  • relationship difficulties
  • separation and divorce
  • parenting through separation
  • grief and loss
  • managing stress
  • life changes
  • mental health issues
  • adjusting to parenting
  • managing emotions, such as anger
  • family violence
  • trauma and abuse
  • work-related problems.

Whatever your concern, it’s important to reach out for support.

We offer a range of specialised counselling services. (Note that not all of the specialised counselling services listed are available at all RAV centres).

Participating in counselling can help you clarify your situation, gain new perspectives and work towards change.

Our counsellors

Our counsellors have qualifications in counselling, psychology or social work, and specific training and experience with a range of issues, including relationships, families, and children.
We can adapt our services to meet the needs of a wide range of cultures and community groups.

Who can attend counselling?

Our counselling service is flexible. We can work with individuals, including children and young people, couples and families to build solutions that recognise the strengths, wisdom and knowledge of each person.

How long does counselling last?

Counselling sessions usually last for 50 minutes. While some issues can be resolved in a few sessions, others take longer.

How much will it cost?

While we charge fees for most services, all fees are appropriate for the service provided and your financial capacity to pay. When you call to make a booking for counselling, we will discuss the fees payable.

When are sessions available?

Centre opening hours vary, however most centres offer evening sessions as well as sessions during business hours.
Please contact your local centre for more information. 

 

Download this information on our counselling service flyer.

 

More information 

To find your nearest centre that offers counselling call us 1300 364 277 or see a list of RAV centres and contact them directly about the services they offer.

You can also view our tipsheets - handy guides on a range of topics.