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Counselling Services

The Alice Springs Women’s Shelter and Outreach Program both have a free domestic violence counselling service for women and children who have experienced, or continue to experience domestic violence.

How can counselling help?

Counselling may assist women in telling their unique story while reflecting on that story in new and different ways. It can be a way to heal some of the trauma caused by past domestic violence relationships and can provide support for their ongoing journey. It may also assist women to manage life experiences and to make positive steps towards a better future for herself and her children.

Domestic violence can impact your wellbeing in very complex ways. It can make you feel small, humiliated or anxious. The counselling service can help support women to identify how domestic violence has affected them, and provide some useful tools to recover and heal from these experiences.

Counselling is a voluntary service, conducted by a female in an informal and friendly environment.

When and Where

The counsellor can meet with women and their families (excluding perpetrators) for a one-on-one, or group session either at the ASWS, the Outreach office, at home, or at another arranged meeting place. Sessions can be organised at any time from 9am until 5pm weekdays.

How do I access this service?

If you would like any further information please contact us:

The Alice Springs Women’s Shelter on 08 8952 6075

The Outreach Program on 08 8953 7648