Family Support and Counselling
FXAA offers family support and counselling for people with Fragile X and their families and carers. The counselling and family support is free and confidential.
Liz Jewell is the Family Support counsellor.
Liz works part-time, and is in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Phone: 1300 394 636.
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 Brookvale (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.
Our general email for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org