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Counselling - Open Place

COUNSELLING



Open Place counselling staff will continue to assist service users to access counselling. The service is available to Forgotten Australians and their immediate family members.

Counselling support sought by Forgotten Australians and any immediate family members will continue to be available and access to counselling will continue to be arranged through Open Place in consultation with individual service users and approved counsellors.

External counsellors will be used where appropriate (based on the location and preference of the service user), via the
support fund.

Please contact Open Place counselling staff for information and assistance with obtaining the counselling you would like.


What is counselling?

Counselling offers you the chance to talk privately with a trained professional who can listen, offer support, advice and new perspectives on your issues. The decision to seek help for a personal situation is a tough one. The whole idea of talking to an outsider about personal problems can be hard.

However, many Forgotten Australians and their family members have told us that they have found counselling helpful in coming to terms with issues from the past, as well as a practical way of resolving current problems.



For Forgotten Australians

Open Place will pay for counselling services for Forgotten Australians across Victoria and throughout Australia.

You can choose a counsellor or Open Place will assist in locating and recommending a suitable and qualified person.

Open Place will assist in providing counselling for each Forgotten Australian on an ongoing basis.

Open Place has three counsellors on the team. These counsellors are available to see Forgotten Australians and to run group programs for Forgotten Australians.

To arrange counselling please
contact us.


For Family Members

Open Place will pay for counselling services for family members of Victorian Forgotten Australians across Victoria and throughout Australia. Immediate family members (spouse, life partner, siblings, parents and children) of Forgotten Australians can have counselling arranged in their local area at no cost.

Your family member can choose a counsellor, or Open Place will assist in locating and recommending a suitable and qualified person.

Family members of Forgotten Australians may attend counselling for themselves, for up to 12 sessions over a 12 month period.

Open Place has three counsellors on the team. These counsellors can provide counselling to family members and run groups to support family members from time to time.

To arrange counselling for a member of your family, or if you are a family member of a Forgotten Australian, please
contact us.