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Family & Adolescent Counselling & Mediation Program (FACES)

FACES is a counselling service for teenagers & young people (between 10 and 21 years) their parents, family members and carers. FACES provides the chance to talk to each other in a supportive environment and can help you and your family to:

  • develop better your relationship
  • enhance communication skills
  • work through any individual problems which have an impact on your family.
  • learn new parenting and conflict resolution skills
  • resolve difficulties
  • talk about the loss of a family member through death, separation or divorce
  • re-define your roles in a changing family dynamic

CatholicCare FACES Counselors are skilled in individual and family therapy and have vast knowledge on issues that impact on families (pre and post separation), step-families and blended families.

There may be a fee associated with this service. For enquiries or to book an appointment call us on 6162 6100.


Partially funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services

Family & Relationship Counselling

CatholicCare’s Family & Relationship Counselling Service offers counselling to individuals, couples and families who are seeking support to deal with a range of issues including: building relationships, conflict resolution, improving communication, coping with change, step parenting and parenting after separation.


Our Family & Relationship counsellors are professionally qualified Psychologists, Social Workers or Counsellors. They are skilled in individual, couple and family therapy and vast knowledge of issues that impact family relationships.


Our counsellors can help you by:

  • Assisting you to explore your options to change
  • Supporting you while you implement changes to improve your relationship
  • Helping you as parents to provide ongoing support to your children
  • Helping you as individuals to minimise the pain should you decide to separate or divorce


This service is provided in the ACT, Goulburn, Bega, Moruya and Queanbeyan.


There may be a fee associated with this service, call us on 1800 068 698 for more information or to book an appointment.


Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services

Reconnect ACT

Are you experiencing conflict with your parents/ and or teenager(s)?

Is it becoming increasingly difficult to keep the peace at home?

Reconnect ACT is an outreach program for young people aged 12-18 and their families in the ACT.

Our Youth and Family Workers can come to you and meet in a place where you feel most comfortable; be it your home, your community, your school or work. The program can provide support to both the young person and their parents/care-givers with different workers where appropriate. The program can help young people and their families work through a range of issues to achieve family reconciliation. The program can also help you find appropriate accommodation where reconciliation is not possible.  Our Reconnect Youth Workers can also support young people to access employment, education, training and other community activities.


For more information or to make a referral to this service, contact 6163 7600


Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services

RECONNECT Central West

Reconnect Central West (RCW) is based in regional southern NSW and provides outreach support to young people aged 12-18 and their families in Young, Boorowa, Canowindra, Grenfell, Molong, West Wyalong and surrounding areas. This means we can come to you and meet in a place where you feel most comfortable; be it your home, your community, school or work.


RCW Youth Workers support young people to achieve their goals. RCW also provides local and outreach group work programs during holiday periods to maintain engagement and provide social and educational (including creative) opportunities for young people often experiencing isolation.


For more information or to get involved in this program contact the RCW Youth & Family Workers on 02 6382 6520


Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services

Relationship & Pre-Marriage Education

CatholicCare is a leading provider in Relationship Education in the ACT. Our highly skilled and experienced Relationship Educators facilitate relationship courses for couples, including those preparing to get married.  The 2 courses on offer are FOCCUS and REFOCUSS.


Facilitating Open Couple Communication Understanding and Study (FOCCUS)

The FOCCUS is a course for marriage preparation and is used by many priests, celebrants and educators who are helping to prepare couples for marriage. It can help you study, understand and communicate openly about many things that are important to your relationship. FOCCUS is not designed to predict marriage success or failure. It is designed to facilitate the process by which couples have an opportunity to explore the strengths in their relationship and the areas that they wish to develop further.


The REFOCCUS course is a marriage enrichment designed to help couples think about, understand and discuss their relationship. The course covers 6 major areas including;


  • Marriage as a process,
  • Intimacy,
  • Compatibility,
  • Communication,
  • Commitment and if relevant,
  • Ministry Marriages


REFOCCUS does not measure the quality of a couples’ relationship but helps affirm what is strong in the marriage and helps couples explore areas ready for growth and/or problem solving.


There is a fee associated with these courses. For enquiries and registrations call us on 6162 6100

Support for victims and survivors

It is vital that during the Commission hearings victims can tell their stories, so the complete truth comes out and a sustainable process of healing and reconciliation is developed, resourced and implemented by the Church.

Victims and survivors need to be supported and encouraged to speak their truth and their voices need to be heard. It will be painful and traumatic for many.

Our specialised counsellors (Link to Counselling section) are here to support you.

Youth & Family Case Management Service

The Youth & Family Case Management service is an outreach program that supports children, young people and families in the ACT with circumstances preventing a stable and healthy family life. This could include housing issues, family and relationship conflict, mental illness and substance use, or difficulties with parenting.


The service provides practical support to help improve safety and welfare, build resilience, self-confidence and life skills. Our Case Managers can come to you and meet in a place where you feel most comfortable; be it your home, your community, your school or work.


Referrals for this program are through Onelink Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm on 1800 176 468

For more information you can contact us on 6163 7600


Funded through the ACT Government Community Services Directorate

Youth & Family Outreach Programs