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CatholicCare Counselling Services


For individuals, couples, families + children

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CatholicCare Counselling Services


For individuals, couples, families + children

FIND A SERVICE  

CatholicCare offers a comprehensive state-wide counselling service that provides assistance to individuals, couples, families and children.

Through the provision of therapeutic counselling services and group programs we aim to enhance all family member’s abilities to resolve difficulties, ‘grow’ through life’s transition periods and have nourishing relationships whatever one’s life circumstances are, with a particular focus on how destructive family conflicts impact on children.

Counselling may address issues of relationship difficulties, family separation, family violence and parenting.

I am so happy that I now have the skills and knowledge to help me in every way in my life.
— Client feedback

We ask for a contribution to cover the costs of providing a full time service. Fees are charged in accordance with how much you earn.

FINANCIAL HARDSHIP IS NOT A BARRIER TO ACCESSING OUR SERVICE.

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Pre-marriage education


FOCCUS  education program.

Pre-marriage education


FOCCUS  education program.

Pre-Marriage Education

Congratulations on your decision to marry! We all know that marriages and relationships don’t just happen – they require an investment of energy, time and skill. Our pre-marriage education program offers you an opportunity to spend some time reflecting on your relationship, identifying your strengths and challenges and further developing your skills. 

FOCCUS© (Facilitated Open Couple Communication, Understanding and Study) is an inventory which is designed to give couples contemplating marriage the skills, insights and understanding into how they can manage their relationship as it develops and grows.

The cost of FOCCUS© is $150 per couple. 

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Relationship Education


Relationship Programs that make a difference.

Relationship Education


Relationship Programs that make a difference.

Relationship Education

Research shows that times of family transition can place stress on a relationship. CatholicCare provides education and counselling for couples to learn new skills and strategies to enhance and support relationships during these times. Times of great joy and stress may be experienced when couples move in together, have a baby, children start school, children leaving home (empty nest) or retirement.  Other stressful factors may include employment stresses, extended family or health issues. CatholicCare counsellors can support couples build a stronger relationship.

  • Problem solving skills
  • Communication
  • Finances
  • Family of Origin
  • Becoming parents – strengthening the couple relationship
  • Parenting
  • Natural Family Planning
  • Sex and intimacy
  • Commitment

 For all enquires please phone your regional office.

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Family Counselling


Including Relationship Counselling

Family Counselling


Including Relationship Counselling

Family, Relationship & Individual Counselling Services

CatholicCare offers a comprehensive state-wide counselling service that provides assistance to individuals, couples, families and children.

Through the provision of therapeutic counselling services and group programs we aim to enhance all family member’s abilities to resolve difficulties, ‘grow’ through life’s transition periods and have nourishing relationships whatever one’s life circumstances are, with a particular focus on how destructive family conflicts impact on children.

How to access family counselling?

Call your nearest CatholicCare Office:

Hobart          6278 1660

Launceston  6332 0600

Devonport   6423 6100

Burnie          6431 8555

Counselling may address issues such as:

  • relationship difficulties
  • family separation
  • family violence
  • parenting
  • separation / divorce
  • step family / blended family issues
  • grief and loss
  • family conflict
  • family violence
  • trauma
  • anxiety

We ask for a contribution to cover the costs of providing a full time service. Fees are charged in accordance with how much you earn.

Financial hardship is not a barrier to accessing our service.

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Specialised Family Violence Service


Programs for Men, Women and children being affected by family violence.

Specialised Family Violence Service


Programs for Men, Women and children being affected by family violence.

Are you affected by family violence?

Women and children are primarily the victims of family violence, and the safety of you and your children is of paramount importance to us.   Family violence includes physical abuse (pushing, hitting, slapping, smashing things), verbal abuse (put downs, name calling, shouting, threatening) and using power in unfair ways. Some of the effects of family violence can include fear, anger and shame as well as physical injury.

If you are experiencing the impact of any of these behaviours, please contact us.

CatholicCare Tasmania provides specialised family violence counselling and support programs for any affected family member.

Services include individual counselling and group programs.

 

Group programs include:

PARKAS  (Parents Accepting Resonsibility Kids are Safe)

South only.

A program for children who have experienced family violence. It is an intensive group program that consists of two parts; an after school session for the children followed by a session for the non abusive parent the next day. In the group the children have the opportunity to talk about and process their experiences and are helped to find ways to deal with the accompanying emotions.

This is done with a variety of activities and games as well as group discussions, and includes a lot of fun times. It is also beneficial for the children to realise that other children have experienced similar difficulties.

The parents do the same activities as the children and information is shared between groups to allow the parents to more fully understand the experience from their child’s perspective. All too often children have heard of, and are aware of, more of the family violence than their parents realise, and this provides the child with the opportunity to share this with their parent. It isessential for the parents to be committed to their sessions, not just those for the children.

This group is run for different age groups at different times, and when no group is available individual counselling can be offered, and names can be put on a waiting list.

Choosing A More Enlightened Option - CAMEO

The CAMEO (Choosing A More Enlightened Option) group is an eight week program for women who have experienced family violence. The programprovides information and develops awareness of the short and long-term effects that living with an abusive partner can have on the women themselves and on their children. Each session covers a different topic including safety, parenting, stress, guilt and grief. The aim of the program is to provide a safe and supportive environment so that women can explore their past and current situations and make more informed decisions about their future

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Copy of AK Young Women's Emergency Accommodation Service


Copy of AK Young Women's Emergency Accommodation Service


Call 62 72 77 51 or 0418 134 221
at ANY time of the day or night.

AK is a 24 hour 7 days a week emergency, crisis accommodation service for young women between the ages of 13 and 20.

The service offers young women who may be experiencing family violence, homelessness, or are at risk of becoming homeless, with safe and secure, affordable accommodation.

You do not have to be on an income nor do you need a referral to access accommodation at AK.

How we can help

At AK we focus on engaging young women with appropriate support to address their identified needs, prior to developing a direction for a safe and suitable outcome.

We aim to support the re-connection with immediate family, build relationships with extended family members or where appropriate, we support young women to transition into long term, sustainable Independent living arrangements.

This long term outcome is supported through our intensive Living Skills Development Program.

supporting you

The most important role of AK workers is to do everything possible to make AK a safe space and to work with young women to increase skills that lead to improved outcomes, decreasing the risk of ongoing homelessness.

We are able to provide support, information and referrals for many different needs such as:

Safe Accommodation Options                          Budgeting Skills

Living Skills Development                                 Time Management Skills                                          

Emotional Support                                             Health Support

Drug and Alcohol Support                                 Legal Issues                                                  

Employment + Education Support                    Family & Domestic Violence Issues


AK ACTIVITY NIGHTS

At AK we believe in having FUN !!!

Activities can include:

Self-Care Nights (nail polishing, foot spas, make-up application).

Art Nights – AK are fortunate to have a wonderful artist from the C3 Church who assists residents with creating some AMZING art work.

Desert Making – Our wonderful volunteers come and assist young women with making some really delicious deserts !!!

Yoga – Classes run by a professional Yoga Instructor and have been a huge success.

Drumming Nights

COMET – University Law Students come along and chat with residents about the Law and Legal Rights

Games Nights – Includes board games & card games.


AK TRANSITIONAL UNITS

AK provide short term transitional Accommodation (up to 6 weeks) within the newly built Units on the premises of AK Young Women’s Emergency Accommodation Service.

Whilst it is expected that the young women residing in the AK Units maintain independence, AK Staff are on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support as needed.

Young Women who access the AK Units must meet and agree to the following responsibilities:

  • Be confident in managing own needs independently
  • Be on an Income
  • Make Affordable Fortnightly Rental payments through CPAY
  • Be working towards or participating in Study, Employment or Training.
  • Maintain all relevant Housing Support Appointments
  • Continue seeking Transitional/ Long Term Accommodation
  • Follow the Rules and Responsibilities of AK Units

How can you support AK Young Women's Emergency Accommodation Service?

volunteering your time + skills

AK Young Women's Emergency Accommodation Service places a large emphasis on life skill development and therapeutic activities for all young women residing at our service. Such practices aim to assist young women with increasing knowledge, skills and experience whilst also developing personal growth and a sense of empowerment.
If you have experience in any of the following areas and are interested in volunteering your services we would love to hear from you. Please call Rebecca on 6272 77 51 or email ak@aohtas.org.au, or complete the application form (button below).

  • A background in working or volunteering with community groups, at-risk youth or homelessness.
  • Skills in cooking/baking
  • Skills in personal care and personal hygiene education
  • Art & craft activities
  • Health and fitness
  • Budgeting
  • Drug and alcohol facilitation – experience and qualifications required
A little something goes a long way.

Donating goods and services

AK young women's emergency accommodation service is a non-government organisation and we rely heavily on funding and donations from community services, schools, local businesses and the public to provide our clients with the necessary items for day to day living.
Such items include:

  • Clothing - the most necessary items being underwear, socks, PJ's and shoes
  • Toiletries
  • Household items for residents moving on to independent accommodation
  • Money for medical costs
  • Money for bus tickets to assist young women to get to and from School and appointments.
  • Activity supplies such as art and craft supplies, books, games
  • Educational materials

Christmas and Easter and other special holidays.

During these periods AK staff work had to acquire funds and goods to provide all young residents with gifts and treats to make the day as special as we can. If you are interested making a donation to AK there are a number of options for you or your business to contribute.

To learn more about the donation packages available please call Rebecca on 6272 77 51 or email ak@ahotas.org.au.

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Employee Assistance Program [EAP]


CatholicCare (formerly as Centacare) have been providing Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services to external agencies for over 10 years

Employee Assistance Program [EAP]


CatholicCare (formerly as Centacare) have been providing Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services to external agencies for over 10 years

EAP - Employee Assistance Program

As providers of choice we receive referrals directly from a number of employers in the state but also via the Australian wide Access programs.

The qualifications and experience of our counsellors who provide EAP services throughout the state vary but include degree level qualifications in psychology, counselling and or social work as well as post graduate qualifications in counselling.

All our counsellors are permanent employees of CatholicCare and actively engage with ongoing professional development opportunities, as well as individual and group supervision in line with industry best practice. Male and female counsellors are available in each region.

Employees access EAP for a wide variety of reasons that may impact on their capacity to fulfil their work obligations. These cover family issues, stress, work related stress, conflict, finance, alcohol/drug use,  grief and loss (including dealing with change); and trauma. We pride ourselves on provision of a confidential service where client anonymity is a prime consideration.

Our aim is to have an initial consultation at one of our permanent offices with a new EAP client within 48 hours. Three to six sessions is usually the norm for effective EAP services. For further information regarding costs please contact your local office.

What is an Employee Assistance Program?

Your employee assistance Program (EAP) is a service provided through your employer to all employees and their immediate families. 
EAP's are programs provided to assist employees in dealing with personal, family and work related issues, which are affecting their work performance and personal quality of life. 
Through access to qualified counsellors, staff and their family have the opportunity to identify problems and find ways of resolving them. 
Your EAP is an external service provided by qualified and experienced counsellors in your region. Your employer will pay for up to three sessions with the counsellor. 

Who is it for?

 EAP is available to all full time and part time permanent workers and their families. 

When to get in touch, and for what sort of things 

There are times you may wish to make use of your EAP. Some of the more common issues people seek assistance for are: 

  • Marriage and family problems grief and loss 
  • Conflict with fellow workers gambling 
  • Alcohol and drug use 
  • Stress and emotional distress 
 

How to get in touch?

You may decide that EAP counselling would help you or  a work colleague or supervisor may suggest that you  consider using the EAP service. 

It will always be your decision to make contact.

 

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Women Coping with anger & other Strong Emotions


Women Coping with anger & other Strong Emotions


Women Coping With Anger and Other Strong Emotions

Responsible Emotional Awareness for Living - REAL Women's Group

HOBART

For women who are looking for an alternative to Anger Management courses in Hobart, try the REAL Women's group. Responsible Emotional Awareness for Living (REAL) is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  The program provides women with skills and strategies for coping with strong emotions, such as anger, while being able to live in a way that fits with their own values.  

This is a 9 week group program with session times from 10am - 12.15.  

The REAL Women's Group is offered in Hobart, and is a free service.

Next course commences  26th July 2018

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW -
Phone 6278 1660 or click below to register online

 

OutsmART the Outrage

LAUNCESTON

OutsmART the Outrage is a 5 week group that explores anger through creative arts therapy. OutsmART the Outrage aims to help women explore their anger and underlying thoughts, feelings and behaviour to make changes that encourage more safe and healthy expressions of anger. The group reflects that anger is a part of every person. It aims to provide knowledge, insight of feelings and encourage change of behaviours through creative arts.

Next course commences 2018

Gold coin donation

Please contact CatholicCare on 6332 0600 or email CatholicCare.launceston@aohtas.org.au to register for the next course or to enquire about future dates.