Child (and Parent) Information & Counselling

Circles of Support


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About Us


Circles of Support is a counselling service for children and  young people aged eight to 15 years and their families. The service aims to strengthen family relationships and improve family members’ wellbeing.

The service is:

Child and young person-centred

Circles of Support assists children and young people who are experiencing social, emotional, or behavioural difficulties.


Circles of Support recognises that issues that are affecting one family member may be negatively impacting on others in the family too. The service caters for family members, if need be, and can help families to connect to a range of support services to suit their individual needs.


Circles of Support helps families identify things that they are not happy with and would like to change. Counsellors support people to use strengths, both within themselves and in others, as well as their environment to make positive changes in their lives.

Some of the issues that Circles of Support can help address include:

  • Family communication problems such as constant arguing
  • Challenges around step parenting or second marriages
  • Trauma associated with family violence or abuse
  • School social problems such as bullying
  • Behaviour problems at home and school
  • Feelings of anxiety or depression

Circles of Support can be delivered by outreach or in counselling rooms at locations in Turner, Woden, Lanyon and Kippax

Circles of Support is a free service funded through the ACT Government, Community Services Directorate, Child, Youth and Family Services Program.

Quick Facts About The Region

Circles of Support is located in the suburbs of Canberra Central and City, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.