Our community-based specialist grief counselling
The Grief Centre of Western Australia has a team of skilled and experienced counsellors who offer compassionate grief support. Each counsellor is qualified in fields such as psychology, youth work, art therapy, grief research, end-of-life consultancy and/or traditional counselling. Modalities include compassionate listening, sand-play and art therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and PSYCH-K®, amongst others.
Our specialist grief counsellors provide support for adults, teenagers, and children who are grieving the death of a loved one. Family and couple sessions are also available.
Support for grief is not limited to bereavement, and COVID-19 has highlighted this fact with grief emotions arising due to travel restrictions, inability to attend significant events (funerals, weddings,…), imposed isolation, business closures, relationship breakdown, polarization of opinion in families and the workplace, coupled with a fear of illness, and for the future. In their own way each of these losses tend to fracture our identity, our sense of self. Who am I now in the face of this loss? How will I cope with my intense emotions?
Our counsellors are trained to support anyone with any grief, in relation to any type of loss, no matter when it occurred. Grief comes to us as we live life in myriad ways including;
- The death of friend, family member, or a pet
- Divorce or separation
- The loss of employment or financial security
- Illness or disability
- Childhood abuse/trauma (loss of expected experiences)
- Loss of home, country or culture
- Life transition (retirement, empty nest, loss of purpose)
- Loss of natural environments and species extinction
- Intangible losses (loss of dreams, hopes and for the future)
Private counselling sessions are available on-site at our venue in Tuart Hill, over the phone, or via video call. Outreach counselling at peoples’ homes or within organisations is currently not available.
We invite you to meet our Client Contact Team, here.
For further information, or to make a booking, please contact us using the form below.
Self-referral: All sessions are accepted on self-referral only. GPs, social workers, or psychologists are welcome to refer people to the Grief Centre, however the grieving person must make their own booking. For some this will be the crucial first step toward their empowerment on the grief journey.
Cost: $85/session (approx. 1hr)
At the discretion of your counsellor, this rate may be reduced for those experiencing financial difficulty.
Cancellation / Failed attendance: A client who cancels within 24 hours of their appointment or fails to show (including first time clients) may be invoiced for the session.
NB: 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.
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