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Family Dispute Resolution & Family Focused Support

Individual Counselling

Why Choose Family Relief ?

We embrace working with separated families. Children, parents and their networks. People who may be feeling anger, helplessness, anxiety, trauma, grief and the list goes on. We will help you to better communicate and manage relationships during a difficult time. We honour the rights of children.

Parenting Coordination

Parenting Coordination suits families during and after Family Court Orders are sought, by order of the court. Suitable for high conflict where the Court seeks to support families in the longer term and avoid future contravention.

Family Relief draws skills and knowledge from FDR, Mental Health, Open Dialogue, Parenting Under Pressure, Grief Work, Trauma, Conflict Coaching and now finalising Masters Degree in Conflict Management and Resolution.

Family Relief offers a 2 year package including individual, children, joint sessions, communication monitoring and Final Report. Designed to support commitment and ease financial burden.

Conflict Coaching

Conflict has a lot of moving parts. Some parts are obvious to you and others you are blindsided by. That is the nature of any conflict.
Conflict Coaching is suitable to help with issues in the early stages before reaching agreements to avoid unwanted escalations.

Confidential discussions explore issues, areas of confusion, and result in attainable actions to move forward with.
Highly effective for people preparing to enter negotiations, mediations or FDR.

Think of Conflict Coaching as your investment to make sure you can get the most out of your long term conflict management strategy without the hefty price tag!


Family Relief offers medicare standard focused psychological strategies.
Sessions are confidential by an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with experience in behavioural change, mental health needs, and family conflict.
EMDR is offered online with the use of technology based bilateral stimulation and is highly effective for those issues that you can´t seem to find the words for.
Grief Work is offered for losses that are do not due to bereavement.

When help is needed

A parent becomes unwell sometimes.  Symptoms might affect parenting sometimes.  How do you look after them when you are unwell or keep a healthy relationship with your little ones? 

Family Relief can:

  • Help parents identify thresholds for safety vs risk outlined in an agreement.
  • Help parents identify what they can do at each stage of being unwell.
  • Help parents define their role, what to do when that role can not be met and create a plan that is supportive for children to feel safe and nurtured.
  • Develop joint language for children to respect parental diversity as well as to respond when they notice something isn’t quite right. They know how and where to get help.

You may be aware of a change such as going away for work, travel restrictions, hospitalisation or incarceration. You may feel confused with the loss of help or with the responsibility of being the daily decision maker. You may worry about losing meaningful relationships with your children all together.  You may stress that someday, mum and dad will be in the same community again. What then?

Family Relief can help:

  • Yarn with parents about their little person’s needs in preparation of the change, during the change and afterwards.
  • Agreements on help and parental roles before the change so there are no surprises.
  • Help parents feel stable knowing their role as parents while a parent is isolated and when the parent returns to the same community.

You have gone (or going) through Family Court proceedings.  Feel exhausted. The process changed you and not for the better!  Consumed by  hatred or fear?  Your resources have been over taxed.  Even with an Order the conflict continues. 

At what point can parents just be parents?

Family Relief offer counselling for individuals or Parenting Coordination:

  • individually work through the fear, trauma or anger
  • Trauma responsive, grief informed joint discussion strategies
  • Discover effective ways to feel emotionally safe in parental role without defensiveness getting in the way
  • Ongoing support to ensure agreements can be functional for families
  • Communication monitoring by Family Relief to reinforce safe communication

Book a free 20 minute online based talk to see if Family Relief can help You and your family.

Knowing what you need

Coaching or
Case Management?

Counselling, Coaching or Case Management? It is often difficult to know what to book. Finding a practitioner that suits is like finding a pair of jeans that actually fits.

The first counsellor/coach/ conflict intervention specialist may not be the best suited and your needs do not usual fit in a one size fits all model.

This is why we are offer one free 20 minutes consultation! Book yours today!

Ready ?

  1. Yes I live in Australia.
  2. I have a phone or computer that I can safely SMS and talk from in private.
  3. I know something needs to change.