Adolescent And Family Counsellor

AYC  has a full time counsellor who is available by appointment. This is a free service and anyone can make a referral to the AYC Counsellor. Our Counsellor presently works online or over the phone,

The counsellor works face to face with clients, using a client centred and culturally appropriate approach with a wide range of interventions and therapies that is suitable to each individual and their background. Counselling is provided to young people aged 12-24 and/ or their parents and significant others who are living in the Cumberland LGA  and surrounding suburbs.

AYC’S Counsellor overseas  psycho-educational group work and  workshops for young people and parents that can help with personal awareness, personal growth, mental health and the development of skills and resilience. Groups include Decision Making, Empowerment, Connect Within , Healthy Relationship, Anti Bullying, Anger Management.

You can download our referral form here and email it to   Please feel free to email or call us on 02 9749 2321 with any other queries relating to the referral process or the services provided.

Our Senior Counsellor Is Jean Daher

Jean is a family, relationship and individual (including young people) counsellor, supervisor and group facilitator. Facilitating educational/therapeutic groups is one of specialities as well as producing evidence based program content for these groups. Jean has worked in the community and mental health sectors as well as private practice. She has many years of experience in counselling refugees and asylum seekers from diverse cultural backgrounds. She also has extensive experience in working with people who have suffered multiple and complex traumas as well as people with various mental health issues. Jean can offer counselling in the Arabic language.  Some of the therapeutic approaches she uses are Person Centred, Family Systems, Solution Focused, Narrative, CBT, Mindfulness and Strengths based. The therapy is chosen to suit the individual. Jean’s passion is to support others to feel more empowered and help them to enhance their emotional, mental and physical wellbeing.