Conflict Resolution - The following information provides some resources in the community to access.

Finding a counsellor

Not all counsellors are the same; each counsellor has their own personality and different styles of counselling. Finding someone to suit you is important. It may be helpful to remember that this can take time and the first counsellor you see may not be the right one for you. Try not to give up

Where do I find a family counsellor or therapist?

If you decide as a family to work through an issue or problem you need to find a counsellor or therapist who specialises in working with families.
Look up 'Family counselling' in the White Pages or the Lifeline service finder to find out where family counselling might be available. You may also want to ask your local GP if they can recommend anyone. It is a good idea to ask whether the service is free or find out how much you will have to pay.

After speaking to a counsellor

After speaking with a counsellor you may have mixed reactions. It may be that you feel calmer and clearer about your concerns.
It is also not uncommon to feel confused, stressed, or sad after you have spoken to your counsellor. This may be because the session has brought up some scary stuff for you. It may take a number of visits to your counsellor to deal with this stuff. If this is the case it is a good idea to talk to your counsellor about your reactions and the best way to manage them.

There are other people to talk to

Lifeline (13 11 14 - cost of local call from a landline) or Kids Helpline ( 1800 55 1800 ) should be able to give you some numbers in your local area. You can also read about other services on this site and your counsellor can tell you about other people you could talk to.
Bridging The Gap (02) 9673 1211 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting external image numbers_button_skype_logo.pngFREE (02) 9673 1211 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting
51 Phillip St St Marys NSW2760

Interrelate Family Centres (Counselling & Relationship Education)
PO Box 6307 Baulkham Hills NSW 1755 ph 1300 736 966 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting external image numbers_button_skype_logo.pngFREE 1300 736 966 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Family Relationship Centres
125 Main St Blacktown NSW2148end_of_the_skype_highlighting ph (02) 8811 0000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting external image numbers_button_skype_logo.pngFREE (02) 8811 0000 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Relationships Australia NSW ph 1300 364 277 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting external image numbers_button_skype_logo.pngFREE 1300 364 277 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting or 1300 403 373
Lvl 2, 125 Main St Blacktown NSW 2148 ph (02) 9806 3299 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
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Mt Druitt Family Referral Service
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(02) 9890 3899 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting
Pacific Islander Support Program
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(02) 9890 1500 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
RAPS Adolescent Family Therapy & Mediation
__Relationships Australia (NSW)__
(02) 8874 8010 Services in all areas of Sydney

The **__Salvation Army__** (02) 4731 1554 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting external image numbers_button_skype_logo.pngFREE (02) 4731 1554 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
15/ 20-24 Castlereagh St Penrith NSW 2750
(02) 4731 6467 Penrith Office 161 Derby St Penrith NSW2750
Riverlands Therapy Services (02) 4731 8111 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting external image numbers_button_skype_logo.pngFREE (02) 4731 8111 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting
72 Evan St Penrith NSW 2750