Counselling Services

WAAIDS Counselling 2

The WA AIDS Council provides Counselling services, conducted in a supportive and confidential environment. The Counsellors are experienced in assisting clients to address a range of issues including sexuality, gender issues, relationships, behaviour change, sexual health and living with HIV.

What is Counselling?

Counselling provides an opportunity to explore aspects of your life in a nonjudgmental and supportive atmosphere. Your counsellor will help you to examine issues, discover options and make decisions to enhance physical and emotional well-being.

Who can access our service?

• People living with HIV, their partners, immediate family members or carers;

• People contemplating HIV testing or waiting for results;

• People from diverse gender and sexuality communities, around issues of identity, family, relationships, sexuality and gender.

Please feel free to speak to a Counsellor if you are unsure whether the service will meet your needs.

How long will it take?

A counselling session lasts approximately 50 minutes. Depending on the issue being discussed you may find just 1 or 2 sessions are enough. However, for other issues, regular sessions over a longer period may be appropriate.

How much will it cost?

The following fees apply for counselling services:

Individual Counselling (per session)

$10.00 - Unwaged/Students (eligibility criteria - Health Care Card)

$40.00 - Waged

Couples Counselling (per session)

$20.00 - (Both partners unwaged)

$70.00 - Both waged.

We work with a 'sliding payment scale', so please discuss these fees with your Counsellor. Fees can be waived at the discretion of the Counsellor; we do not want finances to be a barrier.

How do I make an appointment?

You do not need a referral. To make an appointment with one of our counsellors please phone during office hours.  If a Counsellor is not available to speak with, please ask to speak with Manager Clinical Services, Lisa Tomney or email

Telephone: (08) 9482 0000


Address: 664 Murray Street, West Perth WA 6005

The Counsellors at WAAC bring a wide range of skills and experience to their work, and would be happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about our service.

After Hours / Emergency Contacts

Mental Health Emergency Response Line1300 555 788 (Metro) or 1800 676 822 (Peel)
Rurallink1800 552 002
Lifeline13 11 14
beyondblue1300 224 636
Suicide Call Back Service*1300 659 467
The Samaritans Crisis Line08 9381 5555 (main line) 08 9388 2500 (Youth Line) or 1800 198 313 (Country Toll Free)
Men's Line Australia*1300 789 978
PEP Line1300 767 161

WAAIDS Rural and Remote services

Our Mission

To minimise the impact and further transmission of HIV, other blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. To reduce social, legal and policy barriers which prevent access to health information and effective support and prevention services.