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 individual and collective strengths to work towards positive changes. The service acknowledges that past experiences affect the present and staff are trained in and experienced with working with people within the context of their family that who have experienced trauma.
Some of the issues that Circles of Support can help address include:
However, you might need help through a different program 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.
COVID-19 update: due to lack of access to many outreach locations and school restrictions we are currently only able to offer face-to-face sessions in Lanyon and Civic. We can offer video conferencing or telephone sessions with parents and young people where these locations are not convenient. We are unable to offer remote sessions to children due to our play therapy approach not being effective online. We will update our website with any changes to this situation.
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.
To refer parents/carers, children or young people, 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.