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.


Clinical Supervision is a process which supports practitioners to provide a better, more confident and creative service to clients. It enables practitioners to extend themselves in relation to their practice, or in qualifying for practice.

Clinical Supervision at Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is available to qualified counsellors, psychologists, social workers, family dispute resolution practitioners (FDRPs), mediators, and practitioners working in related fields.

Clinical Supervision provides:

  • support for supervisees to enhance their skills, competence and confidence
  • a reflective space and emotional support
  • assistance with professional development
  • guidance on delivering services to clients in a safe and ethical manner
  • information about compliance with professional and organisational treatment standards and ethics and legal issues in practice.

RAV offers supervision across a range of delivery modes and settings. We can provide one-to-one supervision in a private setting or organisational context, or group supervision in workplaces or organisations.

We can also provide group supervision to organisations or groups working in related industries.

In addition to face-to-face supervision, we offer E-Supervision, which is provided online, via video and over the telephone. The format of the supervision can be adapted to meet supervisees’ needs.


Lilia Szarski

Qualified and Accredited Clinical Supervisor, Experienced FDRP and Child Consultant

Lilia Szarski is an experienced psychologist, with a Master of Education and Psychology and a background in family law. She is an accredited supervisor with the Australian Psychological Society and registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Her expertise extends to dispute resolution in both family and financial matters. She is accredited as a mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) and is an accredited FDRP registered with the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department.

She was recently the Mediation Representative on Family Court of Australia’s Chief Justice’s committee to respond to parliamentary inquiries into the operation of the Family Law Act 1992 and 2003. She is a registered supervisor across these fields of practice and has trained and supervised many emerging psychologists, FDRPs and family consultants across her career.

Astrid Horter

Experienced FDRP, Child Consultant and Supervisor

Astrid Horter has qualifications and professional experience in law and psychology, and has been practicing as a mediator, FDRP and child consultant for 20 years. Astrid is accredited as a mediator under the NMAS and is an accredited FDRP with the Attorney-General’s Department. She has trained new practitioners and emerging FDRPs since 2009, and has managed and supervised FDRPs, counsellors, child counsellors and senior practitioners in a number of different settings in the community sector.

Find out more

For more information about our Clinical Supervision offerings detailed above, please complete our Expression of Interest Form below.

To enquire about group supervision for a related industry, please email us.