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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence and Family violence occurs when someone in a close relationship with you, makes you feel afraid, unsafe and powerless.

Domestic and Family Violence can happen in many forms, including social, emotional and physical violence and can occur to any culture, age or sex.

Victims often experience:

  • Fear
  • Shame
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Humiliation
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Injury or death
  • Self-harming
  • Drug and Alcohol dependence


Psychologists distinguish five types of domestic violence or family violence, where different interventions are recommended for each type. 

Family violence affects both partners and children and can be improved by appropriate therapy.


The five types of family and domestic violence are:

  • Emotionally driven anger
  • Controlling aggression
  • Righteous anger
  • Cynicism
  • Manic behaviour.


If a member of your family is exposed to family violence and you would like to have their situation assessed to improve their ability to deal with their own situation, then contact our skilled psychologists on 8295 4150.


The Central Domestic Violence Service has a useful website with further information: http://www.cdvs.com.au/


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Family separation



Family separation can affect many family members, not just parents or children.


We have psychologists who are skilled in providing therapy for:


  • Separated families
  • Stress from proceeding with divorce or separation
  • Children and separation
  • Custody / access issues
  • Parenting
  • Relationship counselling
  • Child and adolescent behavioural issues
  • Split families

Some psychologists are able to provide legal reports to the Family Court.


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If you or a loved one is struggling with a family separation or divorce, call today to speak to our receptionist or to make an appointment on 8295 4150. 


Relationships Australia has useful information available on their website: Relationships Australia.



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