How would you describe your mental health? What in your life would need to change, for you to say your mental health is “great”? The challenges or issues you face are unique to you, and it’s OK if you need help overcoming them.

Westlund Counselling specialises in providing safe, inclusive and compassionate professional counselling for LGBTIQ people and their allies across Canberra. Our approach to counselling is focused on your strengths, and your ability to make positive change. We’re here to support you along the way.

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Finding a counsellor you can relate to, be open with and trust is an essential part of accessing support. Our team of counsellors bring together a huge range of skills, qualifications and experiences, and most importantly for you, positive approaches towards their work.

Everyone who works with Westlund Counselling believes in our core values of creating a safe, inclusive and non-judgmental environment for community members to visit time and again. You can get to know individual members of our team via the link below.

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WHO CAN ACCESS COUNSELLING?

Westlund Counselling is for everyone, and our fee schedule ensures counselling is affordable to all. We welcome members of the community over the age of 16, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, cultural background, religious belief or economic circumstances.

We specialise in providing counselling for people:
Experiencing issues or challenges in their same sex relationship
Exploring their gender identity, or sexual identity
Who are allies or family members of LGBTIQ people
Experiencing same sex intimate partner violence, family violence or homophobic violence and/or discrimination.

If you’re not sure about eligibility or suitability of our service for your needs, contact our team to find out more.

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We welcome self referrals to our service, in addition to referrals from medical practitioners and other professionals.

To refer clients to Westlund Counselling, or to the AIDS Action Council Client Services team, simply submit your information and a member of our team will be in touch.

Client confidentiality is of utmost important to us. You do not need to provide your full name upon referral, just a valid phone or email for us to contact you on.

If you are a medical practitioner wishing to refer a patient or client please use our Referral Form.