Post Separation Counselling (also known as Regional Family Dispute Resolution) is an independent family dispute resolution service, designed to assist families affected by separation or divorce. It can help to resolve disputes relating to Parenting Arrangements, Finance and Property Settlements.
How do I access counselling?
You may seek post separation counselling voluntarily, or the court may order you to attend or another professional may recommend you attend.
Who attends counselling?
You may attend individually, or by agreement and after assessment, you may attend jointly with the other parent.
Counselling may deal with issues such as:
- grief and loss
- dealing with difficult emotions
- managing conflict in parenting relationships
- how to help children deal with the separation
- improving communication
- making step families work
- preparing to use our other services such as family dispute resolution or the Children’s Contact Service
What is counselling?
Counselling helps you to resolve your problems in a positive way by helping you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness.