Child and Family Counselling – Healesville Hospital and Yarra Valley Health

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Our child and family counselling service offers face-to-face counselling for children aged 0-12 years and their families.  Child counsellors typically work with children and their families to help identify the issues they are facing and the underlying causes.  The counsellor then works directly with the child and their family from a strengths-based perspective to develop appropriate strategies to manage these issues.

The counsellor can assist your child and family in the following areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Family/relationship/friendship issues
  • Family Violence
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Issues with school and bullying
  • Stress
  • Resilience and self-confidence


Frequently Asked Questions

What happens in counselling?

Your counsellor will work with you and your child to identify and clarify issues and the impacts these are having on your child and family’s wellbeing.  You and your child can expect to be treated with respect and have your decisions supported.  At times counsellors will offer alternative views and ideas and generally help you and your child understand issues more clearly and assist with developing strategies and decision making.

How much does it cost?

Counselling is free for lower and middle income groups.

How often will my child come?

This varies from person to person.  You and your child’s counsellor will decide together how regular your child’s appointments will be.

Is what we talk about confidential?

Counselling provides confidential support.  This means that everything you discuss with the counsellor is private, between you and the counsellor.  The exception is when a counsellor has a duty of care to report something that threatens your wellbeing or the wellbeing of others.  This is a legal requirement and will be explained to you in the first counselling session.

Healesville Hospital and Yarra Valley Health


377 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, 3777 


Phone: 1300 130 381

Fax: (03) 5962 1458


Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm

Car Parking
Free car parking available on site
Public Transport
Local buses operate through Yarra Junction and Healesville.