The WA AIDS Council provides Counselling services, conducted in a supportive and confidential environment.
Counsellors are experienced in assisting clients to address a range of issues including sexuality, gender issues, relationships, behaviour change, sexual health and living with HIV.
What is Counselling?
Counselling provides an opportunity to explore aspects of your life in a nonjudgmental and supportive atmosphere.
Your counsellor will help you to examine issues, discover options and make decisions to enhance physical and emotional well-being.
Who can access our service?
• People living with HIV, their partners, immediate family members or carers;
• People contemplating HIV testing or waiting for results;
• People from diverse gender and sexuality communities, around issues of identity, family, relationships, sexuality and gender.
Please speak to a Counsellor if you are unsure whether the service will meet your needs.
How long will it take?
A counselling session lasts approximately 50 minutes.
Depending on the issue being discussed you may find just 1 or 2 sessions are enough.
However, for other issues, regular sessions over a longer period may be appropriate.
How much will it cost?
Individual Counselling (per session):
- $10.00 - Unwaged/Students (eligibility criteria - Health Care Card)
- $40.00 - Waged
Couples Counselling (per session)
- $20.00 - (Both partners unwaged)
- $70.00 - Both waged.
We work with a 'sliding payment scale', so please discuss these fees with your Counsellor. Fees can be waived at the discretion of the Counsellor - we do not want finances to be a barrier.
How do I make an appointment?
You do not need a referral. Please phone (08) 9482 0000 during office hours and ask to speak to a counsellor.