The Families in Focus team provides a range of services for couples, families and individuals with the aim of strengthening families and ensuring the wellbeing of children.
Our Counsellors are trained professionals who can assist with a wide variety of issues. Counselling can be provided to individuals, children, couples or whole families if necessary.
Some of the issues our counsellors can help with include:
- family and relationship enrichment
- pre-relationship counselling/education
- couples with communication and conflict issues
- children and youth facing family disruption
- overcome trauma, including the impact of family violence and abuse
- post separation and divorce issues
- parenting support and education
Prepare & Enrich: pre-commitment counselling
Identify your unique strengths as a couple, learn about your growth areas and build on your relationship skills.
- Are you about to be married?
- Do you want to improve your relationships?
- Are you about to move in together?
- Are you about to retire together?
- Have you been together for a long time, or just getting serious?
No matter what your circumstances or your age, Prepare & Enrich will give you a deeper understanding of your relationship. After you complete the couple assessment, AnglicareSA’s qualified counsellors will provide two specialised counselling sessions to help you navigate important issues such as family systems, personality differences, the effects of stress, values, and spirituality. We will also tailor these discussions to cover topics that are important to you.
Our Workshops & Groups
Keys to Good Relationships
A short, one session relationship course. It is suitable for individuals and couples who want practical ways to improve key relationships in their life.
Dads Moving Towards Responsibility
A group for dads committed to seeking respectful ways to be the father and partner they want to be. These groups are part of a regional partnership through the Onkaparinga Collaborative Approach.
Be Kind & Unwind
This one day workshop provides tools such as mindfulness, time management, handling emotional overload, self-talk and relaxation to move through life’s challenges in a healthy way.
The Dad Factor
A seven week course for dads and male carers. Topics include communication, self-confidence, managing children’s behaviour, and handling stress.
Women are Strong
A support group for women in Adelaide’s Southern Suburbs who have/are experiencing domestic or family violence. These groups are part of a regional partnership through the Onkaparinga Collaborative Approach.
A trauma-informed eight-week program designed to heal and empower women who have experienced repeated abuse such as family violence or sexual assault. It draws on a human rights approach in assisting girls and women to develop or regain a sense of their rights.
From Strength to Strength
An eight-week group for women who have experienced relationship trauma in the past and now want to: increase personal growth and build resilience; improve conflict management and assertiveness skills; develop healthy coping skills and make positive choices; have healthier future relationships; make hopes and dreams become reality through goal planning; and live a happier and more fulfilling life.
Who can access the service
Families, Couples, Parents, Children and Individuals
Steps on how to access the service
Make an appointment by calling us on: 8305 9200 (Hindmarsh) or 8186 8900 (Christies Beach). If you cannot attend a counselling session, telephone counselling is available to people anywhere in South Australia, including rural and remote regions. It is not a crisis line.
How much does it cost?
Counselling service offered does not depend on your ability to pay. Some services are provided free of charge, depending on government funding. Costs will be explained when you call to arrange an appointment.
Families, parents and individuals can contact AnglicareSA directly. External agencies or the Family Court may refer people to the program.
Mindfulness and relaxation playlist
Track 1 – Introduction – Click here to download
Track 2 – Basic Breathing and Mindfulness – Click here to download
Track 3 – Leaves on a Stream – Click here to download
Track 4 – My House By the Sea – Click here to download
Track 6 – White Light Visual – Click here to download
Track 7 – Progressive Relaxation – Click here to download
Families in Focus (Hindmarsh)
159 Port Rd
(08) 8305 9200
Families in Focus (Christies Beach)
111 Beach Road
(08) 8186 8900