Children's Counselling Service

About this service

Provides counselling and therapeutic groups for children in the western metropolitan region who have experienced family violence. We use child focused therapeutic approaches that include creative arts therapy, music, play therapy and sensory based activities. SPLASh (Safe Place for Laughter, Arts and Sharing) is a therapeutic creative arts group for children aged between 9-12 years who have experienced family violence. Contact Children's Counselling Team to discuss.

    • Service name

      Children's Counselling Service

    • Service address

      317-319 Barkly Street, Footscray
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    • Phone

      (03) 9689 9588

    • Fax

      (03) 9689 38614

    • Urgency levels

      Looking for Support

    • Service area

      Wyndham, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton, Brimbank

    • Service hours

      Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm, By appointment only - contact service directly

    • Age group

      Maximum age 17 years

    • Eligibility criteria

      * No longer living with the person using violence
      * Having safe contact arrangements that suit the child's needs
      * In relatively stable, safe housing

    • Interpreters

      Yes but requires booking in advance

    • Service type


    • Costs

      No Costs

    • Languages (other than English)


    • Disability access


    • Drop in service


    • Outreach


More information for teachers, wellbeing staff and service professionals

    • Participation length

      As Required

    • Participation type


    • Secondary consult


    • Staff profile

      Qualified Staff

    • Who can refer


    • Referral mode


    • Point of intake

      Self Referrals need to be directed to Women's Health West Intake on (03) 9689 9588. Professionals/Agencies referring on behalf of the client need to be directed to the Counselling Coordinator on (03) 9689 9588 to obtain a referral form or clarify the referral process.