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Welcome! ​​

**Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to accept any new bookings. It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that Stardust Counselling will be closing and we thank you for your support.**

Stardust Counselling is based in Katoomba, NSW.

We offer a variety of counselling options and styles to suit your needs.

-Children and Adolescents, including play and Lego therapies

-Disability support for all ages, family members, carers and support members

-Hocus Focus Workshops! Teaching magic tricks to help kids build self-esteem, develop social skills, focus and attention, and have fun in a safe, supportive, encouraging environment. Small groups assured.     

-Support for adults who need a safe, supportive space to be themselves.

-A safe, nurturing space for individuals with LGBTQI+ or gender concerns, transitioning, and general support.

We are NDIS Providers!    Registration Number 4050036376

Help with:

-Depression

-Anxiety

-Sleep issues

-Behavioural problems and Tantrums

-Bereavement and Loss

-Social Anxiety and Building Social Skills and Self-Esteem

-Disability Support

Why choose us?

We offer a gentle, person-centered range of therapies to bring comfort and promote growth during times that are often full of fear, uncertainty and distress. We feel our kind, non-judgmental, all-inclusive approach is perfect for working with children, the elderly, those who are disabled, or in emotional distress. 

We accept each person for the unique, incredible individual they are, and we can't wait to learn about you and from you. No two journeys are the same, but we can empathize with many of the daily struggles. 

We aim to make the counselling journey a fun, gentle, caring and compassionate experience. Stardust Counselling specialises in creative therapies, including the use, and teaching, of magic tricks. Everyone has magic in them, and we love to bring that out for everyone to see. You are never too old to learn new tricks! 

As integrative counsellors we train in a variety of theories, modalities and skills to find the right fit for each individual.

These areas include:

*Person-Centered Therapies

*Hocus Focus TM Magic Therapies to build self-esteem, focus and attention, and social skills for kids and young adults on the autism spectrum, with social anxiety, with disability, or who just need a boost

*Creative Therapies to help younger members through times of anxiety, recovering from trauma, and loss/bereavement

*Support for individuals with disability, carers, family, siblings and other family members

What counselling isn't:

It is not a magic cure. We can't wave a wand and instantly make everything 'OK'. Counselling can be confronting and difficult some days. It does take work on both sides, and there is no guarantee as to how long the process will take. Counselling takes time. Some of the things we do may seem unexpected, but everything we do, and when, is for a reason. We are here to support you on your journey. 

The thought of seeking counselling can be a daunting idea. Asking for help can be difficult. Sometimes, just making that first inquiry can lead to amazing things. We are here to listen, not to tell you what to do. This is your journey, and we would feel privileged to join you for part of it. 

Is it time to start a new chapter to your story? 

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

As a small consultancy we may not be able to speak with you when you need to talk. Please don't wait.

If you are experiencing severe distress and need urgent assistance, contact a service immediately.

You are not alone.

There are many services available 24 hours, 7 days a week. They are here for you. Many have telephone, online or email services to assist you at any time. Following are some that may be relevant for your needs:

LIfeline Australia                                       13 11 14            lifeline.org.au                                  for all ages

Kids Helpline                                            1800 55 1800    kidshelpline.com.au for               ages 5-25

Suicide Callback Service                         1300 659 467    suicidecallbackservice.org.au      for ages 15+

Mental Health Helpline                            1800 011 511

Domestic & Family Violence Help           1800RESPECT

Child Protection Helpline                         13 21 11

Mensline                                                  1300 789 978

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