The NSLHD domestic violence counselling service is a free and confidential trauma-informed clinical service for women and children impacted by domestic violence, to provide acute and ongoing counselling responses, comprehensive and ongoing risk assessment, and adaptive safety planning. The counsellors work with individuals, families, groups and communities to provide evidence based complex trauma counselling and access to information to assist healing and growth. They ensure supported referrals to appropriate legal, non-government and other government services.
Our clients are: Women and children who are experiencing or have experienced intimate partner violence and who are currently accessing NSLHD Services, or who are listed on a Safety Action Meeting agenda. Women with and without children are eligible for referral.
We accept referrals from:
- NSLHD services (clinician-referred, with referrals from Aboriginal Health Workers also accepted)
- Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (for Safety Action Meeting listed clients only)
- Self-referral only if the client has been previously engaged with the NSLHD Domestic Violence Team
Who to refer:
Women (including young women aged 15-18) who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence and who are currently accessing NSLHD Services and/or have referred to a Safety Action Meeting.