Counselling Services

We understand that at times we all have challenges in life and may need a little extra support to help get us through.

CatholicCare provides a range of family and relationship education programs and personalised, professional and ethically based counselling services to provide assistance with forming new relationships, overcoming relationship difficulties or dealing with separation, parenting and the care of children.

We also offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), providing confidential, short-term counselling services for work places including critical incident response and training for staff.

• FOCCUS

Facilitating Open Caring Communication Understanding & Study

CatholicCare’s pre-marriage education program FOCCUS, allows individual couples to explore their strengths, areas for growth and pertinent issues relating to marriage.

The program is facilitated by a trained Relationship Educator in a relaxed, confidential setting dealing with issues such as:

+-The program is facilitated by a trained Relationship Educator in a relaxed, confidential setting dealing with issues such as:

  • Lifestyle expectations
  • Friends and interests
  • Personality match
  • Personal issues
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Spirituality and values
  • Extended family
  • Sexuality
  • Finance
  • Inter faith marriage
  • Second marriage
  • Cohabitation
  • Parenting
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• SPARK

Separated Parents Are Raising Kids

CatholicCare’s SPARK program is a post separation-parenting course that is designed to assist separated parents cope with the everyday challenges of raising children.

Whether you have been Court ordered to attend a parenting course or would simply like to enhance your current parenting skills, SPARK may be the program for you.

The 6 sessions are rotated each Tuesday and Wednesday over the course of a month to allow more flexibility for parents to attend. Each session runs for a 2-hour period.

+-The program comprises of 6 areas:

1. Conflict Management

2. Communications Skills

3. Impact of Conflict

4. Emotional Regulation

5. Understanding the Family Law System

6. Attachment and Development

BONUS – Blended Families

For a printable copy of the Spark brochure, click here.