WHO WE CAN HELP
The Grief Centre of Western Australia offers a range of support for adults, teenagers, and children who are grieving after the death of a loved one.
Grief in response to loss is not limited to bereavement. We will all experience loss some time in our lives, such as relationship breakdown, illness, job loss and even loss of our dreams. Research has shown that grief experienced in response to such significant losses can profoundly affect us in many ways and requires us to address our grief and to find meaning and new significance in its aftermath. What all these different losses tend to have in common is a loss or fracturing of identity, of our sense of self. Who am I now in the face of this loss? How will I cope with my intense emotions?
Our counselling services are for those experiencing any grief, in relation to any type of loss, such as:
- Bereavement (loss of someone’s life)
- Divorce/separation (loss of relationship with spouse)
- Employment loss
- Loss of security and or financial security
- Illness (loss of health)
- Loss of hope for a sustainable future and concern for the environment
- Infertility (loss of becoming a parent)
- Childhood abuse/trauma (loss of expected experiences)
- Loss of home or country
- Life transition (retirement, empty nest, loss of purpose)
- Intangible losses (loss of dreams and hopes)
WHO WE ARE
The Centre has a team of skilled and experienced counsellors who specialise in providing compassionate grief support. Our counsellors are qualified in various fields; such as psychology, youth work, art therapy, grief research, end-of-life consultancy and/or traditional counselling.
We are available for private sessions with individuals, couples, and families.
Sessions may occur either:
• at the premises in Tuart Hill
• over the phone
• through video call
Note: we do not provide outreach counselling at peoples’ homes or organisations
For further information, or to make a booking, please contact us here.
Please note: The Grief Centre is NOT A CRISIS CENTRE. If you require emergency or urgent assistance, please call 000. Otherwise, call The Samaritans on 135 247 for crisis phone support 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Cost: $85/session (1 session is approximately 1 hour)
Be advised that this rate may be reduced for clients who are experiencing financial difficulty.
Cancellation / Failed attendance: A fee may be invoiced to any client who cancels within 24 hours of their appointment or fails to show (this includes first time clients). It is up to the counsellor to invoice this fee at their own discretion.
The Grief Centre of Western Australia is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information. We have adopted the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information. A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner at www.privacy.gov.au.
Confidentiality and Liability
The Grief Centre of Western Australia agrees to maintain strict confidentiality between counsellors and clients. All information retrieved during sessions are kept private and secure, separate from individuals’ information relative to their identity (see Personal Information below). Only personal details that can identify individuals are available from our secure system.
What is Personal Information and why do we collect it? We collect personal information from clients for the purposes of;
1) Customer Relations Management, such as, sending information to clients
2) Data analysis and comparison (important for reporting to funding organisations and other bodies)
3) Having emergency details to use when deemed appropriate