The juggle is real, and so is the struggle some days. As women, we know that life requires resilience, but it shouldn’t always be hard. Yet sometimes, it gets a little overwhelming, and our well-being starts to suffer. You find you have a little less pep in your step. You are more tired at the end of the day. Your fuse seems a little bit shorter. We understand because we are women and are here to help.
The Wagga Women's Health Centre provides free counselling to all women over the age of 16, with no referral required. Taking care of your mental wellbeing isn’t just for moments of crisis – it’s for every day.
Wagga Women’s Health Centre provides both In-Business-Hours and After-Hours Counselling sessions both in person and via Telehealth, meaning you can chat with a counsellor over a cup of tea in your kitchen, lounge room, bedroom or out on a walk!
Counselling can address various challenges, including stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. It can help you to gain clarity and direction, reassess your goals, and develop new coping strategies.
We understand that some issues may feel very private, and talking to your friends or family about them may be difficult. That's why we offer a safe and private space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. Our counsellors will provide you with a genuine, caring, and empathic response to your problems and work with you to find solutions that work for you.
Our professional counsellors are highly trained and registered. They are committed to providing evidence-based tools and techniques to help you move through difficult feelings, thoughts, behaviours, or situations.
Counselling allows women to:
At Wagga Women's Health Centre, we understand that going through a traumatic experience can feel overwhelming and isolating. That's why we offer crisis counselling, a short-term therapy that aims to provide emotional support and guidance during the immediate aftermath of a crisis. Our goal is to help individuals decrease emotional pain, ensure their safety, and develop a plan for coping with the situation.
It's important to note that while crisis counselling can be incredibly helpful, it's not a substitute for individuals who need more intensive or long-term psychiatric care. We believe in providing comprehensive care that meets the unique needs of every individual, and we're here to support you on your journey towards healing and wellbeing.
Some examples of when crisis counselling may be required include:
At Wagga Women's Health Centre, we understand the importance of providing trauma-informed care to our clients. Our approach is rooted in feminist values and a commitment to creating a safe and supportive environment for all women. We recognise the prevalence of trauma and its impact on mental health, behaviour, and overall wellbeing. That's why we take an approach that accounts for our clients' trauma history and its effects on their lives. We know past experiences can have a lasting impact, and we work to avoid triggering or re-traumatising our clients in treatment. With our trauma-informed care, we aim to help our clients heal and thrive in all aspects of their lives.
The Wagga Women's Health Centre Opening Hours are:
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
Telehealth Counselling is available 7 days and appointments are available in the evenings and on weekends.
Appointments must be made during business hours by contacting the Centre.
No referral necessary.
The Wagga Women's Health Centre Inc. is Accredited at Certificate Level of the Australian Service Excellence Standards. This is the industry standard and is an independently assessed accreditation.
The Centre proudly maintains an ACON Welcome Here accreditation to ensure women from the LGBTIQ+ community have safe and convenient access to appropriate services and service provision.
Wagga Women's Health Centre Inc. acknowledges Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples as Australia's Traditional Owners and Custodians. We acknowledge their ongoing living connection and contributions to land, waters and community. The Wagga Women's Health Centre operates in and cares for women across Wiradjuri Land and we build Yindyamarra into our values and ways of caring for women. We pay our respect to all Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and Elders both past, present and emerging.
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