Ballarat CASA is a government-funded service that offers free and confidential counselling for all who have experienced sexual assault.
Our counsellors work from a trauma informed perspective, and we aim to assist you to understand the ongoing impacts of sexual assault and develop ways to manage them.
The idea of attending counselling can cause anxiety for some people, so it is really important that we work with you to make you feel as safe and comfortable as possible. Please speak with your counsellor if you feel that it isn’t the right time for you, or there are barriers to attending.
When you are allocated to a counsellor you will have an initial assessment, during which you and your counsellor will identify the areas you wish to explore and what you want to achieve from counselling. At this time, CASA counselling processes will be explained to you so that you are fully informed.
At all times, counselling should be a collaboration. Ballarat CASA counsellors are passionate about the work they do and wish to ensure you are always listened to with respect and compassion.