‘The counsellor was very helpful and understanding and did not rush me when I had any conversations with her. I felt comfortable talking to her about the issues I was facing and did not feel judged. Since going to counselling, I have gained a better understanding of the situation I was in. I now feel 100% better and not so guilty’. Veronica
‘The Counsellor was able to establish a positive rapport with my daughter, who received professional and caring help at all times. Even with her young age she felt comfortable discussing everything and was always encouraged in a very positive way’. Grace
‘Having an individual counselling session each, and then seeing the counsellor together for sessions was extremely beneficial. We got the opportunity to speak privately of our own grievances, from our own perspective, giving the counsellor a firm grounding on our separate viewpoints that she then effectively used to help guide us towards solutions’. Michael
‘From the first time I made contact with CatholicCare I began to feel that I had hope. Meeting and speaking with my counsellor has been extremely beneficial. I have found ways to cope and my relationship with my husband has improved dramatically. We have definitely come a long was as a couple. I would recommend seeing a counsellor to anyone needing help with relationship issues’. Sam
‘The ‘Grassroots’ workshop gave me different ideas and strategies to help my son and I have a better relationship. He is now more compliant and listens to what I have to say, which is a definite improvement to what he did before I started doing the workshop’. Donna
‘I have learnt so much from the ‘123 Magic Workshop’! I have started implementing the 123 time-outs and ignoring minor behavior which is working really great. I will start emotion coaching today and I am really enthusiastic and positive about what the future holds for my family’s relationship’. Lisa
‘My attitude has changed towards the department of child services through doing the course ‘My Kids and Me’. It’s nice to be reassured that I will always be my child’s dad even though he doesn’t live with me. I now want to be a good role model for him’. Kevin
‘With the skills and knowledge we were given from the MRE course, as well as the reference information for the future, we will be able to use what we have learnt to give us more security and optimism about our future together'. Leanne
‘This course has made us realise we need to speak more openly about topics that were discussed in the past but still needed to be resolved’. Josh
‘After coming to the MRE course, we now know that we need to put our relationship first, before anything else. We need to take more time for each other, and learn how to communicate better, without judging’. Bree
"The experience with my SSFP school counsellor was very positive. I could talk to her about my problems and she would always suggest a solution which would help me. She also encouraged me to go to a program outside of school to help me manage my anger in a more productive way. I would recommend the school counsellor to any student who needs to talk to someone." Student, Year 12.
"My son found it helpful to have someone to talk to after the divorce and he learned some tools to be able to handle difficult situations. He seems to be less anxious and his teacher says that he is concentrating better at school." Parent of Student, Year 5.
"My experience with the SSFP Counsellor has been invaluable in my role as year coordinator. She provides effective counselling to students and always has the time and patience to listen, provide advice and supports me to case manage students with complex needs. Students and school staff have a high level of respect and trust in the school counsellor." Year Coordinator