Our Blacktown Office provides FREE face to face counselling on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the hours of 9:30-2:00pm.
Counselling sessions are 1 hour
Booking can be made below, contacting 0426 282 214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Bella Vista Office is where our head counsellor services clients that require specialised counselling care fees range from $60 per hour .
Friday only hours from 9:30am to 7:00pm.
Bookings can be made below, contacting 0426 282214 or email email@example.com
We are so pleased to announce that in 2022 we will be opening an office in the beautiful Hawkesbury Region suburb of Richmond to run our FREE counselling service to the community. Watch this space for opening details.
Our counsellors and trainee counsellors are of the highest level they are all Australian qualified and work as volunteers to further gain experience.
We have 23 counsellors that are professional, multi-lingual and passionate about mental health.
The Friendship Centre provides supervision and training for each volunteer as well as full insurance coverage for all our counsellors.
We are not government funded and we do not receive donations we are fully self funded counsellors. Our business model is 80% FREE service Monday-Thursday and 20% earning Friday (BELLA VISTA is our only fee based service).
We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community and our clients. Our clients have access to trained, qualified and registered counsellors.
If you need support then help is at hand, if you don't feel connected with the assigned counsellor we can simply pair you up with another - this is about your mental health journey.
The Friendship Centred started operations in 2016 in the beautiful Hawkesbury region. Seeing a need for counselling services to be at the reach of all people the Friendship Centre was birthed to make sure all people can get the help they need as often as they need for as long as they need.
We are so pleased to have reached 5 years of service to the community and we are growing, from 1 counsellor with 1 location to, 23 telephone counsellors services all of Australia and 2 locations (Blacktown and Bella Vista) and soon to open 3rd location in Richmond NSW.
Maria Sarina is the founder and director of the Friendship Centre, which was birthed from the need in the local community for FREE mental health services. Maria's passion is to help others thrive in life.
Maria is happily married to her best friend and biggest supporter and is the mother and bonus mother to 6 strapping young men.
Mrs Maria Sarina BA Social Psychology and Social Research Diploma of Counselling Diploma of Community Services ACA College of Supervisors Registered counsellor Level 2 Australian Counselling Association Full Member with Australian Community Counselling Association Diploma Member Christian Counselling Association Australia With over 13 years experience and more than 15000 hours counselling experience in and specialising in general counselling, marriage and couples, children and adolescents counselling, domestic violence and trauma counselling, Maria started the Friendship Centre to provide free and ongoing counselling to those that most need it.