Children’s Family Violence Counselling

Children’s Family Violence Counseling supports children aged 0-17 by providing counselling in a centre-based setting. Children who have witnessed, experienced or been exposed to family violence can receive counselling.

About Children’s Family Violence Counselling

Children’s Counselling aims to provide opportunities for children to:

  • Express and process emotions and experiences in a safe and confidential space
  • Re/strengthen the bond between mother and child

A range of child focused approaches are used including:

  • Strengths based
  • Narrative
  • Play

Children Counsellors will work collaboratively with children, their families and other services such as schools and child protection.

BHN’s Children’s Counsellors have extensive experience working in family violence and understand the impact this can have on children’s physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing. The family violence program offers a range of women’s and children’s groups targeting the effects of family violence.

How do I access Children’s Family Violence Counselling?

Counselling is available to children aged 0-17 years old who have experienced family violence.

How much will it cost?

Children’s Counselling is a free-fee service.

Contact Information

To find out more about Children’s Family Violence Counselling or make a referral, please contact the Family Violence Team on 9684 4281.

If you are in crisis or experiencing distress, please contact:

1800 RESPECT – 1800 737 732
Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800
Victoria Police – 000