Does Fin WA provide counselling?

Fin WA provides parents and family members with crisis counselling and support with a focus on brief, solution focussed intervention. As families go through the child protection process they will experience many emotions including anger, sadness, grief and shame.

These are most evident at the initial time of a child being placed in care, however, regardless of how long a child is in care the emotional loss and grief and other associated experiences of isolation and hopelessness is always evident for a parent.

Fin WA workers will provide an empathetic listening ear, help provide insights and assist families to move through the emotional turmoil they experience.

Fin WA can provide this support to any family member and we do not need to be working with you to be a ‘listening ear’.

Fin WA does not provide ongoing, therapeutic counselling as part of its service to birth parents. However, if you want we can make an appropriate referral to another service.

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