Aboriginal Counselling Services (ACS) is a 100% Aboriginal-owned business that provides intervention and therapeutic counselling for families, individuals and communities within NSW that is culturally sensitive and safe.
Our team includes counsellors and peer workers who support clients with grief and loss, drug and alcohol, gambling, financial hardship, family violence, sexual abuse, situational crisis and self-harm.
Our counselling approaches are through the lenses of culture, community and holistic well-being which we call “culturalistic”. Our counselling styles are not just based on one therapeutic approach as we may use Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) or Narrative therapy.
Publicly available mental health information and self-help resources.
Self-help resources and low intensity interventions, including digital mental health, group and peer supports.
A mix of self-help resources, including digital mental health and low intensity interventions. Also psychological services for individuals who require them.
High intensity services including periods of intensive intervention that may involve multidisciplinary support. Where issues may be persistent or episodic without a high level of risk, complexity or disability.
Intensive team-based specialist assessment and intervention (typically state/territory mental health services) with involvement from a range of different mental health professionals including case managers, psychiatrists, allied health workers, and GPs. Includes a high level of risk, disability or complexity.