Family Support and Counselling
FXAA offers counselling and family support for people with Fragile X and their families and carers. The counselling and family support is free and confidential and is conducted by a fully qualified member of the Australia Society of Social Workers who is a staff member of the Association, Amanda Rummery-Hoy.
Counselling is available to members and non-members. Appointments or queries can be made through email and phone.
Counselling is appointment based and can be offered over the phone, via email, skype or face to face in our office in Manly (NSW). The service is free and dependent on need and so can be offered on a one-off basis when needed or on a longer term established basis.
Counselling – how can it help me?
Sometimes people are reluctant to ‘burden’ their friends and relatives with their problems and can benefit from sharing them with a caring and empathic professional. This can reduce the sense of isolation, relieve some of the stress and strengthen the ability to cope. Families have also found it helpful to have an unbiased, gentle person to mediate in tricky areas or to assist in working out and facilitating family goals.
Most people feel at least slightly nervous when they initially attend a counselling session as they may not know what to expect. They may also feel that there is something really wrong with them in order to need counselling.
This is not the case as we all need help at times and we also need to be understood and cherished in order to feel right within ourselves. The counselling relationship offers this through unconditional, empathic and non-judgmental support.
Contact the Association on 1300 394 636 or 9977 0074 or by email for more information: Amanda@fragilex.org.au OR firstname.lastname@example.org