Counselling for Separated Families

What do we do:

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  1. assistance with shared or co-parenting, step-family parenting; and/or
  2. help you get along with your ex-partner.

Where:

  • Cairns clinic rooms, Far North Queensland, Australia
  • Mareeba clinic rooms, Far North Queensland, Australia
  • Dimbulah Community Centre
  • By telephone or Zoom

Cost of Clinical Help:

$200.00 per hour payable by cash or eftpos/credit card.

With a GP Mental Health referral (we need to have a copy of the form, not just a letter from the doctor), Medicare may partially rebate your clinical fee – check with Medicare for details. However, in special circumstances where the client/patient eligible, there is no cost involved.

Refunds may also be available through your private medical insurances.

5 Tips for keeping the Kids out of the Conflict

  1. Speak only positively about your ex-partner/spouse within your children’s hearing and to your children. (If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.)
  2. Use information specially written for children should they be curious about the Court matter, i.e. available from the Family Law Courts of Australia website
  3. Let your children know that it’s okay for them to love your ex-partner/spouse.
  4. Use a communication book, text or e-mail when you want to pass important information to the other parent and not ask the child to pass on communication on behalf of a parent, e.g. the time medication was last given.
  5. Tell your children the dispute is between you and the other parent; that it’s ‘adult business’ and they do not need to know or worry about it.