Stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne have prevented us from seeing any face to face clients for some weeks now but our staff and volunteers are still working hard on the phone and online to provide the best possible outcomes for all who contact us for help. Most weeks we average 8-10 new clients. Occasionally we will refer a client on to a different service for help with a specific issue, otherwise a counsellor is assigned the same day.
We continue to respond to many requests for couples counselling, some involving pregnancy and/or pregnancy loss, but all showing how vulnerable relationships and families can become when external stresses increase. Whatever we can do to strengthen a couple’s ability to communicate well and better care for each other is going to flow into benefits for pregnancy decisions, children’s welfare and society in general down the track.