BABI offers a professional counselling services to: Parents, Carers including Young Parents living in Bayside—Wynnum/Manly/Redlands
In the Family Support Program, counselling services are offered to family members, those who are parenting, whole families and community groups in relation to families with children and young people (aged 0-18 years) who find themselves in vulnerable situations but are not currently subject to statutory child protection intervention.
Counselling is provided in a safe, respectful and supportive environment by caring and professional counsellor. Counselling assists you to consider your options, your personal goals, and to enhance your relationships, through a process of change in your life. You may attend as an individual, couple, or with any of your family members or other significant people in your life. Counselling sessions are conducted at BABI Office.
Counselling Services aim to:
- Improve the wellbeing and safety of children, young people and their families
- Promote healthy and respectful communication and relationships
- Promote positive and developmentally appropriate parenting skills
- Help preserve families
- Prevent entry/re-entry into the statutory child protection system
Family Counselling provides opportunities for clients to find positive and practical ways to work on improving communication, reduce family conflict and enhancing your relationships, problem solving and Step-families, Parenting including separation & divorce and child behavioural issues.
A range of approaches and theoretical frameworks are drawn upon to facilitate counselling at BABI including: family centred approach, goal-directed, strengths and solution focused practice, narrative therapy, systems theory, attachment theory, trauma informed practice, developmental theory across life stages, play therapy, art and creative therapies, mindfulness. Although not an exhaustive list of theories and approaches used, it provides some understanding of the specialist knowledge and skills utilised in practice.
This program is funded by Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Targeted Family Support Initiative.
For more information on our Family Support Program or to book an appointment to see a Counsellor, please contact BABI on 3393 4176.