Let’s talk: get counselling

Our counselling service, Let’s Talk offers support to people in NSW affected by hep B or C or related liver disease, their family and carers. Counselling is free and delivered face-to-face at our office or via Skype or telephone across NSW.

WHO CAN ACCESS LET’S TALK?

Our clients are:

  • People living with hep B or hep C or people who used to have them
  • People on treatment, preparing for a treatment and those deciding not to treat / unable    to have treatment for the infection
  • Partners/Family/Cares of those living with hep B or hep C

Whether you’re preparing for treatment, having a hard time with treatment or experiencing relationship difficulties, if you want to talk we have someone who will listen and work with you to help make life that little bit more manageable – consider accessing our specialised counselling service.

HOW DO I SEE A LET’S TALK COUNSELLOR?

Contact our counselling manger or the hepatitis infoline below and we will take your contact details and arrange for you to have a phone chat with our Intake Officer. You can also enquire us via email. We will try to accommodate your preference for your session’s day/time, but it may take a few days before you can have your first counselling session. Note: you do not need a referral from your GP to see a Let’s Talk counsellor.

HOW CAN LET’S TALK HELP ME?

Having counselling can help in a number of different ways. Some common outcomes of counselling include:

  • Being able to think more clearly and act more consciously and confidently – good for making decision about hep C treatment (or self-management and living well with viral hepatitis – if decided not to treat hepatitis or postpone your treatment).
  • Being able to manage emotions better – good for managing symptoms of hep C and / or side-effects of hep C treatment.
  • Being able to interact with others more effectively (make informed and thought through decisions about disclosure, overcome challenges in relationships, etc.)
  • Feeling happier, more alive and more in control (strength based support with on-going learning / self-exploration)