Circles of Support is still operating remotely but is unable to work with child clients (11 or younger) during the lockdown. We are continuing to support parents and adolescents online or via the phone. All referrals for child clients will be added to our waiting list. We currently have a 3 month wait to see a counsellor.
Circles of Support is a counselling service providing individual therapeutic support for families with children and young people aged five to 15 years. This service offers long-term support to parents, children and young people and aims to strengthen family relationships and improve wellbeing.
The service is:
Circles of Support helps individuals and families draw on their strengths to work towards positive changes. The service acknowledges that past experiences affect the present. Our staff are trained in and experienced with working with people within the context of their family who have experienced trauma.
Some of the issues that Circles of Support can help address include:
However, different support may be needed for:
Where your needs would be better met by another service, we can provide information and suggestions on an alternative specialist service designed to meet those needs and may offer a short session to explore options.
Circles of Support is delivered through counselling rooms in Tuggeranong, Civic and locations across Canberra and can see a child/young person at their school.
Circles of Support is a free service funded through the ACT Government, Community Services Directorate, Child, Youth and Family Services Program.
Find out more in our Circles of Support Information Pack.
We accept referrals from other professionals, agencies, and self-referrals from prospective clients. For questions or to make a referral please contact Circles of Support on:
Separated or separating families looking for support services can visit the Family Law Pathways Network for more information on other services available in the ACT and region.
To provide feedback on our services, please fill out our feedback form.