Sunlight Centre - Crisis Counselling

Services and Support

The Sunlight Centre offers empathetic and non-judgemental person-centred mental health support services.

We specialise in providing:

  • face to face counselling for teens and adults experiencing suicidal thoughts and self-harm
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (Accredited Training/Certified)
  • Standard Mental Health First Aid (Accredited Training/Certified), and
  • Healthy Mind Workshops (We share practical tools, techniques and psycho-education to help manage stress, depression, anxiety, and low mood)

Accessible and personalised

We aim to remove barriers that hold people in crisis back from seeking help. To remove barriers and be accessible: 

  • our face to face counselling is always free to the client
  • clients can self-refer (clients do not need a mental health plan or a referral from another service), and
  • we aim to work with you and our counselling team to arrange a time for counselling that works for you.

In some circumstances we can deliver counselling services via video conferencing, however research suggests that face to face counselling with the same counsellor has greater positive impact.

Expert and authentic

Clients are supported confidentially and empathetically through the recovery process by the same counsellor across up to 15 sessions using evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy counselling methods.

All staff responding to enquiries and providing counselling services are mental health support specialists with qualifications and experience providing counselling and mental health support.  

What can you expect if you contact us for counselling?

We understand that you may be feeling alone, afraid, and uncertain of what to do right now. You might also be feeling isolated and unsure about how to talk to friends and family about your feelings because you may be worried about how they may react. These feelings are common. Research tells us that sharing how you feel with a family member or friend can be very helpful and allows them to help you.

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