ADVANCE Counselling

The NIRODAH ADVANCE Counselling Program utilises the Federal Government Better Access Program to place psychological services into numerous Victorian primary and secondary schools.

The ADVANCE Counselling program allows students to access 10 individual counselling sessions as well as 10 group sessions. As there is no gap charged for this service, many families who would otherwise be unable to access counselling support are now able to utilise the services of our experienced counselling team. The access to this program also extends to parents and staff.

Often the issues that are impacting upon a young person will also extend to other members of their family. Through the ADVANCE Counselling program, schools can become the community hub that contributes to the wellness of all people connected to the school.
'We habitually erect a barrier called blame that keeps us from communicating genuinely with others, and we fortify it with our concepts of who's right and who's wrong. We do that with the people who are closest to us and we do it with political systems, with all kinds of things that we don't like about our associates or our society. It is a very common, ancient, well-perfected device for trying to feel better. Blame others. Blaming is a way to protect your heart, trying to protect what is soft and open and tender in yourself. Rather than own that pain, we scramble to find some comfortable ground.'

Pema Chodron
Source: In The Gap Between Right and Wrong