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Our Story

Aboriginal Counselling is a mental health service, that provides intervention and therapeutic counselling for families, individuals and communities within NSW. We are a 100% Aboriginal owned business, that was established in 2007 in Western Sydney.

Aboriginal Counselling have supported many Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Australia, by delivering mental health programs and offering mental health support to many community people, government and non-government agencies.

Aboriginal Counselling delivers mental health intervention and therapeutic counselling services to Aboriginal people in a way that is culturally sensitive and safe. Aboriginal Counselling is a “Culturalistic” service that is inclusive of mental & physical health, social wellness and considers spirituality. Our expertise and skills are in the mental health industry with over 25 years’ experience in the public health system.

Aboriginal Counselling supports, empowers and assists Aboriginal people with mental health service navigation and dealing with mental health issues such as grief & loss, drug & alcohol, gambling, financial hardship, family violence, sexual abuse, situational crisis and self-harm. Aboriginal Counselling has extensive knowledge and clinical experience and offer clinical supervision as well as cultural supervision.

Individual Counselling
Parenting Programs
Mediation
Critical Incident Debriefing
Cultural Awareness Training
NDIS Support
Employment Assistance Programs
Mental Health Awareness Programs
Mental Health Support

Our Vision

“Cultural regeneration is our focus, healing is our purpose”

Our Values

Aboriginal people, families and communities are respected and self-determining, with dignity intact.  Aboriginal people and communities will direct and guide their wellness and care through their own value and beliefs systems.

Our Mission

To provide Culturalistic care to Aboriginal people, families and communities nationally.

What We Offer

Aboriginal Counselling delivers mental health intervention and therapeutic counselling services to Aboriginal people in a way that is culturally safe and sensitive. Aboriginal Counselling is a “Culturalistic” service that is inclusive of mental & physical health, social wellness and considers spirituality. Our expertise and skills are in the mental health industry with over 25 years’ experience in the public health system.

Aboriginal Counselling supports, empowers and assists Aboriginal people in dealing with mental health service navigation and dealing with mental health issues such as grief & loss, drug & alcohol, gambling, financial hardship, family violence, sexual abuse, situational crisis and self-harm. Aboriginal Counselling has extensive knowledge and clinical experience and offer clinical supervision as well as cultural supervision.

Because our community are also workers, who often are the backbone of services, they sometimes experience isolation, racism and vicarious trauma which can result in stress, burnout and absenteeism. The supports and assistance we have offered is critical incident debriefing, mediation, workplace counselling, mental health relapse prevention and mental health care planning in the workplace. Our community have a lot of unresolved grief through Sorry Business so we have first-hand knowledge and insight as to how this looks like for an Aboriginal worker or Aboriginal team.

Mental Health care planning for the workplace and relapse prevention is important to maintain and sustain well-being for an individual and their family. Workplaces have a duty of care to ensure our mob are our safe and well, so we want to work/walk with workplaces in mentoring people to maintain employment.

The stories that are shared with us are strictly private and confidentiality is assured. Our counsellors and support staff have qualifications to ensure we deliver quality services to our people. We have two focus areas in our service which is clinical and education.

Clinical – we engage with our community to offer mental health assessments for care planning and supports that are client centred and directed. We have developed strategies for behaviour modification and emotional management. We have access to a multi-disciplinary skill set and involve relevant stake holders to ensure the best possible outcome for our participants.

Education – we offer individuals and groups, culturally safe/sensitive programs and courses. We offer engagement tools that develop and or strengthen service capacity to improve outcomes for consumers and the services they are engaged with.

Management Team

Craig Brown is Chief Executive and Elizabeth Brown is Operations Manager. We are responsible for the day to day operations of the company and providing counselling to clients. Both the CE and operations manager manage staff and client’s welfare and safety.

Aboriginal Counselling subcontract counsellors, peer workers and support workers where necessary. We prefer to engage local Aboriginal people when working in any regional areas. All Aboriginal Counselling staff and subcontractors are of Aboriginal background, have recognised qualifications, are members of an association, have insurance and appropriate background checks.

Libby Brown
Director/ Counsellor

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Craig Brown
Director/ Counsellor

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