WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

Family Counselling Support Network offers a number of fantastic workshops and events and workshops to support you and your family.

Please be aware that numbers are sometimes limited and can sell out quickly!

Helping the kids cope with separation & divorce

Join our psychologists and family lawyers on this very practical and informative webinar to help you gain some really effective and supportive strategies to support the kids (and you) through the separation and divorce process and potential co-parenting challenges.

Finding your inner calm and strength again

Whether you are going through a separation or divorce, another stressful event or a significant change in life, time out for self care and support is critical. Our team of experts will offer you some wonderful guidance during this webinar on how to not only manage these challenges, but find your inner calm and strength again.

Pre and Post Separation Planning

Getting your separation plan right before you leave or as soon as possible after separating, can have a huge impact on your short and long term outcomes. Join our team of experts for a highly worthwhile webinar, which will save you a lot of money, stress and time!

Managing anger and the big emotions

During this webinar, learn from our panel of specialists on how to identify and deal with those emotional triggers, set the boundaries, reduce the stress levels, anxiety and panic attacks, and more effectively manage the grief and anger.

The emotional highs and lows of rural living

Rural life can be extraordinary but we also know it can bring a significant array of challenges. This webinar explores the wonderful highs and the challenging lows of rural living for women and the role community and counselling can play in helping manage those ongoing hurdles.

How to keep you and the children safer after separating and deal with any post-separation abuse to reduce risk

The Ultimate Separation Course

This course has been delivered to our clients for twenty years and has consistently enabled our clients to avoid enormous stress, danger, financial hardship, legal costs and long term family disconnect. We step you through the process with emotional support, practical and easy to follow guidance and education, strategies and coping skills to enable you and your family to not only survive Separation and Divorce, but to rebuild and thrive again.

Your Separation Planner

The updated 2024 Ultimate Separation Planner will help you get it all together during your Separation and Divorce. Thousands of dollars worth of financial, legal and psychological assistance to help you manage the maze and feel supported. Order your copy now.

Our clients describe it as 'their security blanket" and "a game changer."

Financial Freedom Course

Delivered by some of the leading educators in this field, this is an incredibly valuable, practical and easy to follow course which will educate and genuinely empower you to make more informed decisions about your financial situation. It takes you from pre-separation preparation, budgeting and valuations, to pre-settlement negotiation, and beyond to post settlement phases of divorce, providing you with some of the key foundations to rebuild your life.

Konnect Online Book Club

Join us online each month for our wonderful FREE online community book club, from the comfort of your own home, where we have a cup of tea (or a glass of cheeky wine) and entertaining chats on the couch about the monthly books and any book recommendations. A fabulous, inclusive event hosted by Vanessa, one of the greatest book enthusiasts we know.

Co-parenting with success

Regardless of the personality type of each parent, co-parenting can bring an array of challenges to the table. Our psychologists and lawyers will provide invaluable insight into identifying and managing various personalities, communication strategies, effective co-parenting planning and provide supportive resources to have you co-parenting with greater success.

Re-Konnect with you

workshops

This workshop is offered face to face in various locations in small groups over a few weeks or one day. We also offer the programme online. It is our most popular course and sells out quickly for those wanting to attend the face to face workshops.

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We invite you to sign up to our free monthly newsletter for expert advice, support and details of upcoming events.

You will also go into the monthly draw to attend a webinar of your choice.

FAQS

Do I need separation counselling or coaching?

It is a Counsellor’s role to help people identify and resolve difficulties stemming from their past which currently impact their marriage, parenting, family relationships and overall life satisfaction. We use a process-oriented approach to help identify patterns of thought and behaviour that hold individuals back.

All of our clients are encouraged and supported to work towards improved emotional resilience and to be better prepared to face the emotional impact of navigating a divorce and its ripple effects on all aspects of life, work and family. The main focus is on feelings within a framework of psychological and emotional issues.

The goal of Separation and Divorce Coaching is to walk clients through the legal, financial and parenting practicalities of separation and divorce and to educate and empower them to take the steps necessary to move forward to achieve affordable, fair and less stressful outcomes.

Our goal is to guide clients through the practical steps of the dissolution of a marriage efficiently and with the least amount of emotional interference in their decision-making especially where children and their custodial needs and care are involved.

Medicare rebate or private medical insurance claim for psychological services?

Most clients prefer to book directly with our Head Counsellor and Psychologist via this website. No referral is required to access this counselling service. 

During the first session, you can discuss the benefits of seeking a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP should you wish to pursue this path moving forward. If you require a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) you will need to make a long appointment with your GP and they will make an assessment about whether you are eligible.

All of our psychologists are registered with Medicare and you will need a referral from a GP if you wish to claim Medicare rebates. Under the Better Access program you can receive a partial rebate for up to 10 individual sessions in a calendar year.

All our psychologists are registered with private health insurance providers in Australia. If you have private health insurance, you may be eligible to claim rebates for psychological sessions. The level of cover and any applicable waiting periods vary between providers and depends on your extras cover policy. 

To find out if you are eligible and/or how much funding you are entitled to claim for psychological sessions, please contact your private health insurance.

Where applicable, some of our psychologists also see clients who are self-managed or plan-managed through NDIS at the current rate for NDIS.

Cancellation or missed sessions policy

Given the nature of our support services, last minute cancellations are costly, and it means that other clients may miss out on receiving the required support.  For cancellations within 48 hours of the scheduled appointment there is a $65 part fee payment. For less than 24 hours cancellation notice or a non-show, the full session fee will need to be charged. These fees are refunded however if the session can be filled at the last minute.

How are your counselling and coaching sessions held?

We know our clients are time poor. For your convenience, all our counselling or coaching sessions are now available online via Zoom.

You can book your appointment online via this website.

Zoom allows us to connect with you via video and audio. It just requires you to click on a link to join. You can sign up to Zoom to create a FREE account and download the Zoom Client for Meetings. Zoom does require internet connections.

After you book you will be sent a reminder about the booking and emailed a link to connect at the booked time. You are also likely to be sent a client information form to complete prior to your initial consultation to enable our Counsellors and Coaches to be better prepared for your first meeting.

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Are your workshops in person or online?

Our regular workshops, book club and events are offered online and in person at various venues.

You are very welcome to sign up to receive more information about upcoming workshops and events on offer and all the fabulous book club information . CLICK HERE

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