Open Arms offers face-to-face, telephone and online counselling.

All our counselling is arranged by calling 1800 011 046.

Use the button below to attend your scheduled Open Arms online counselling session.

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Counselling is working out your personal concerns with the help of a trained professional. The counsellor helps you to resolve your problems in a positive way by helping you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness. Counselling is usually a short-term treatment for a specific problem.


  • ex serviceman and family


    If you have served at least one day of continuous fulltime service in the ADF, you, your partner and your children can access support through Open Arms.
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    Open Arms counselling

    Open Arms counsellors and staff have an understanding of veteran and military culture that assists them to deliver specialised support and care to members of this community.
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    What to expect

    Open Arms specialises in giving you access to free face-to-face counselling as soon as possible. We are committed to your privacy and confidentiality and will not share information with DVA without your consent.
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    Confidentiality and privacy

    Open Arms offers free and confidential counselling, and in some circumstances working with the DVA or ADF.