How can you help me?
Sometimes guys need extra help if there’s something in their life they really want to change.
If you’ve got a bunch of hassles you’re uncomfortable with and need a hand sorting them out, then our counselling service might be the go. Maybe you’ve already had a go at fixing things yourself and just need some extra advice. Maybe you just need someone to talk to who’s not your teacher, your boss or your mum or dad.
Our counsellors are approachable, friendly and able to talk to you about any issue that’s on your mind, such as:
- Getting a job or the stress of learning a new job
- Hassles with teachers or students at school
- Anger and violence
- Your parents ‘just not getting it’
- Money worries
- Issues with alcohol and other drugs
- Potential addictions like porn and gambling
- Relationship hassles – especially with family, mates or a loved one
- Trying to stay away from crime or people involved with crime
What do you actually do?
Our counsellors are not about getting in your head and making you feel uncomfortable with lots of awkward questions. They’re not about judging you and they’re certainly not interested in telling you what to do.
In the first session, the counsellor will get to know as little or as much about you as you want to explain. He will also work with you to understand what you want to achieve in the session. One visit may be enough to meet your needs, but you may be offered further sessions which you are free to use if you wish.
We help you identify:
- What is working in your life?
- What are your strengths?
- What resources do you have to draw on?
Once you know this, we can help you work out how to use these strengths and resources to influence areas in your life where things aren’t working so well.
We believe that change is always possible. To make the changes you want, we help you work out what you really value in life, and then create goals that are based on those values.
What does it cost?
All services at Menslink are provided at no cost to the young men or their families
There are no fees or charges, and they’re completely confidential and available to any young bloke aged 10-25.
We understand that cancellations are sometimes necessary. However, if you cancel an appointment twice in a row, we will ask for a $50 holding deposit to confirm another new appointment, which will be fully refunded when you get here.
The deposit can be made via the Make a Payment page on our website.
We have to do this because people who cancel or don’t turn up are taking a free slot that someone else in need could use. But, you will not pay a cent if you turn up!
To have one of our counsellors contact you, simply fill in an online referral form and we’ll get back to you within 2 business days.
For more info, check out some of our Case Studies, or call us on 02 6287 2226.
If you’re not sure about the difference between a counsellor and a psychologist, here’s some handy info.
Other places that can help:
EveryMan Australia: Counselling for men aged 18+ (02 6230 6999).
Headspace: A range of counselling and other services for all young people (02 6201 5343).
Lifeline: 24 hour crisis counselling to anyone in need (13 11 14).
Reach Out: A great online information service for young people and their parents.
Kids Helpline: Online info and 24 hour crisis counselling (phone, web and email) for young people up to age 25 (1800 551 800).