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Our counsellors are able to see clients face to face at our Blacktown office.
Counsellor is able to make the required booking for the sessions.
Our office in Blacktown is located at
207, 30 Campbell Street
FREE parking is located within 1 min from the office.
We have experienced trained counsellors and trainee counsellors that are available for remote counselling most hours of the day. If you need counselling and prefer a remote option please email our office for more information.
Our remote services are completely free.
Our Head Counsellor Maria Sarina is part of the Australian Counselling Association College of Supervisors and is qualified to run both individual and group supervision sessions.
$75 = 1 hour session
If you are looking for placement at the Friendship Centre as you complete your tertiary education we would love for you to undertake your placement with us.
We have students from most tertiary institutes in Australia.
There are 4 intakes per year Jan-April-July-Oct. You will be allocated a Team Leader/Mentor support, training, peer support and supervision both individual and group.
We have a beautiful counselling room in Blacktown available to rent day rates start from $50 half day ( 5 hours) to $70 (10 hours).
A great way to start your own face to face counselling private business.
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 over 50 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 also have intern counsellors that are in the final stages of their qualification and providing support to the community. Our interns are closely supervised by the team leaders and supervisors and are able to provide an amazing collaborative service to clients.
We are not government funded and we do not receive donations we are fully self funded counsellors.
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 6 years of service to the community and we are growing, from 1 counsellor with 1 location to, 167 telephone counsellors services all of Australia.
Mrs Maria Sarina BA Social Psychology/Social Research (WSU) Dip of Counselling Dip of Community Services Advanced Dip of Biblical Studies ACA College of Supervisors ACA College of Christian Counsellors Member: Australian Counsellors Association (ACA) Australian Community Counsellors Association (ACCA) Diploma Member: Christian Counsellors Association Australia (CCAA) Australian Registry of Counsellors and Psychotherapists