At Ballarat CASA we understand that taking the first steps to talk to someone can be a daunting experience. Talking to our counsellor/advocates is a completely free and confidential service. We do not need to know the details of your experience if you are not comfortable talking about them. We listen, provide support and advocacy in addition to acknowledging your experiences and the impact it may have had on your life. We encourage anyone who has been affected by sexual assault to talk someone, whether it is a trusted family member or friend or us at Ballarat CASA.
We encourage anyone who has been affected by sexual assault to talk someone, whether it is a trusted family member or friend, or us at Ballarat CASA.
If you would like to access counselling, or advocacy and case management, at Ballarat CASA contact us, 9-5, Monday to Friday on (03) 53 203933, 1800 806 292 (free call), or via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, our after-hours Crisis Care Line is available, 24 hours, on 1800 806 292 (free call).
Counselling at Ballarat CASA
Sexual assault trauma can have significant impacts on people. CASA counsellors work from a trauma informed perspective, understanding the ongoing impacts of sexual assault. Counselling aims to assist people to understand these impacts, develop healthier coping strategies and emotional regulation.
Sessions are generally 60 minutes, and your CASA counsellor will work with you to identify your goals.
Advocacy and Case Management
The CASA case manager meets with clients to assess ways that CASA can provide support, including assistance with Centrelink, housing, medical, dental needs, and other supports identified.
CASA counsellors will also provide advocacy for their clients as required.