SOUTH WEST COUNSELLING SERVICE

About South West Counselling

About South West Counselling

Established in 1982, our counselling services are available to individuals, children, couples, families and workplaces in our offices located in Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River. Counselling sessions can also be provided via Zoom, Skype or Telephone.

South West Counselling relies on state government funding to subsidise our counselling service. We also receive government and non-government grants for specific programs.

Additional income is generated through affordable counselling fees and the provision of consultancy and other professional services.

Our Philosophy: To enhance the well-being and safety of individuals, families and children in the South West Region of WA.

 

Our values:

  • Honesty
  • Self-responsibility
  • Inclusiveness
  • Professional excellence
  • Transparency
  • Respect
  • Confidentiality
  • Client focus

    As a client you can expect to receive:

    • A confidential service
    • Security of your personal information
    • Professional Excellence
    • Assistance regardless of your financial situation
    • Access to your personal information
    • The opportunity to comment on our service
    • A commitment to your overall well being

    Our history:

    Our history goes back more than 35 years, when a unique model of counselling was first offered to West Australians.South West Counselling was established in 1982 under the name Mobile Counselling by social workers George and Willi Smith, with the support of a Board of Management based in Perth.

    In a world first, this not-for-profit organisation brought mobile counselling to the rural and regional areas of West Australia. Mobile Counselling was funded through donations and offered free counselling services to isolated areas in Western Australia, including the Pilbara, Kimberley and the South West. Mobile Counselling travelled to these areas in a camper van that doubled both as counselling space and home for George and Willi Smith.

    Mobile Counselling became South West Counselling in 1994, with a permanent office established in Busselton. South West Counselling continues to offer counselling services across the South West region and currently has offices based in Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River.

     

    Professional Associations

    All Counsellors are registered members of their professional assocations.