Service Exclusion Categories

While our practitioners will respond in a timely manner, as an office-based out-patient practice, the service is not appropriate for people who are posing a significant risk of serious bodily harm to themselves or others, have severe substance dependency problems or are experiencing an acute psychiatric emergency.

In order to offer effective psychological therapy, a safe relationship environment is required, where clients are confident of their personal security.

To this end, couple and/or family counseling is not recommended when there are serious relationship conflicts, which would include the threat of acute domestic violence and/or child abuse. In these situations, the immediate involvement of protection agencies is most appropriate.