Counselling Services

Console provides counselling, therapy and support to individuals, couples, 
families and children who have been bereaved by suicide.

  1. Counselling takes place at Console Centres nationwide and in some additional outreach locations.
  2. To access counselling, you will need to fill in a referral form and post it to your nearest Centre or Outreach location (details of which are on the map below).
  3. You can download a referral form here, or contact our Freephone Helpline (1800 201 890) to request one in the post.
  4. Once your form is received by Console, an initial meeting will be arranged with you as soon as possible.

 
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Counselling

The journey of the bereaved after the loss of a significant loved one can be excruciatingly painful, devastating and traumatic. When someone dies through suicide many feelings may emerge such as guilt, anger, sadness, despair or fear. The intensity of these feelings can leave people feeling confused and unable to manage everyday life. The bereaved may begin to question the meaning of their own life in light of their tragic loss. This search for meaning can leave a person feeling isolated from others that do not seem to understand or to be able to help.

Counselling can offer a safe place where the unspeakable may be spoken and the unthinkable thought about with the support and confidentiality of a counsellor. The counselling relationship provides the bereaved the space to clarify feelings and thoughts bringing back some sense of order and security into their personal world. 

Console aim to facilitate and support the persons’ journey of grief and loss by assisting them to;

  • Accept the reality of the loss.
  • Experience and work through the pain of grief.
  • Come to terms with life without the deceased.
  • Withdraw energy from the past and reinvest it in other relationships.

There is no standard time frame or way of grieving. Each individual experiences the loss in their own unique way. Therefore, individuals may attend counselling at any time during the grieving process (which may last years).

 
Agency Referrals
If you work with another agency or third party and would like to refer someone else to Console, use the Agency Referral form available here.

 

 
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