Information for Service Providers

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Phoenix is an independent, specialist organisation that provides therapeutic services to people who have experienced intra-familial (parent, uncle/aunt, sibling, cousin, grandparent) and/or extra-familial (babysitter, priest, teacher, etc.) childhood sexual abuse

Phoenix Clients

Phoenix counselling services are provided for the following client cohorts:

Phoenix counselling services are provided for the following client cohorts:

  • Adult survivors of historical childhood sexual abuse (CSA), and
  • Survivor’s partners, family members or significant others impacted by their disclosure of historical childhood sexual abuse.

Phoenix does NOT work with Adult CSA Perpetrators/Offenders

Phoenix IS NOT:

  • A crisis response agency
  • A service that provides legal advice, or
  • An agency that provides investigative or forensic services relating to child sexual abuse.

Phoenix counsellors can prepare reports for some legal and/or compensation processes depending on staffing capacity at the time. These reports attract a fee-for-service charge.

We offer counselling from the following location:

  • 404 Walcott St Coolbinia (currently unavailable)
  • Online as requested, due to covid restrictions

All Phoenix Counsellors are tertiary qualified professionals with additional specialised training in trauma-informed practice and therapeutic interventions that assist healing and recovery. Counselling fees are on a sliding scale, according to household income.

Phoenix Services:

  • Assessments
  • Counselling
  • Advocacy
  • Referral
  • Reports
  • Psychoeducation
  • Holistic interventions
  • Sector training
  • Sector representation on committees, and
  • Submissions and advocacy to Government.

Counselling is based on a humanistic, person-centred model and draws on a range of therapeutic interventions. An integrative approach is therefore used for addressing thoughts, feelings, behaviours, somatic problems, sexuality issues, and interpersonal styles. Specialised interventions include EMDR.

Phoenix’s sliding fee scale ensures that services are accessible to everyone.

Referral forms are available here. If you would like further information, we would be happy to present our services at your team meeting. Please contact us on (08) 9443 1910 or at counsellor@phoenix.asn.au to arrange a suitable time.

We look forward to working with you to assist the survivors of child sexual abuse.

Safety Online

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