Counselling is working out your personal concerns with the help of a trained professional. The counsellor helps you to resolve your problems in a positive way by helping you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness. Counselling is usually a short-term treatment for a specific problem.
VVCS offers free and confidential individual, couple and family counselling to veterans and their families. VVCS counsellors and staff have an understanding of veteran and military culture that assists them to deliver specialised support and care to members of this community.
VVCS helps people with war and service-related mental health conditions, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and anger. Support is also available for relationship and family matters that can arise due to the unique nature of the military lifestyle.
VVCS also has an Outreach Program with counsellors located throughout Australia, providing veterans and their families unable to attend a VVCS Counselling Centre with access to local support. Like VVCS staff counsellors, outreach counsellors are selected for their knowledge, skills, and experience working with the veteran community.
To arrange to speak to a VVCS counsellor, to learn more about counselling, or to check eligibility for VVCS please call 1800 011 046.