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 email@example.com
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 Line - 1300 555 788 (Metro) or 1800 676 822 (Peel)
Rurallink - 1800 552 002
Lifeline - 13 11 14
beyondblue - 1300 224 636
Suicide Call Back Service* - 1300 659 467
The Samaritans Crisis Line - 08 9381 5555 (main line) 08 9388 2500 (Youth Line) or 1800 198 313 (Country Toll Free)
Men's Line Australia* - 1300 789 978
PEP Line - 1300 767 161