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Get free support through life's challenges

How we can help

They say 'a problem shared is a problem halved'.

This is what our counselling services aim to do: guide you through a difficult stage of life and help reduce the burden of stress and worry. We're not experts in your life, but we can help you explore and open up new possibilities for your life course.

Counselling at GOTAFE is free, and you can speak to a counsellor face-to-face on campus, or set up a phone appointment. If our counsellors can't help you, they'll refer you to another service that can help.

Some of the things our counsellors can help you with include:

  • Personal or family issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Work-related issues
  • Study-related issues
  • Time management and goal setting
  • Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety
  • Promotion of health and wellbeing
  • Drug and alcohol problems
  • Other issues or general concerns.

Other resources you can access

If you’re not ready to speak to a counsellor, or just want some more information about mental health and wellbeing, there are a number of free online resources you can access.

Your information is always kept confidential

Anything you say to your counsellor is confidential, except in situations where you or someone else is at significant risk of harm.

Please feel free to discuss confidentiality with your counsellor if you have any concerns.