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Do you have HIV and need to talk about what’s really going on? Want to feel safe, supported and accepted? Need to talk to someone in confidence?
LGBTIQA+ and need to talk with someone? Our counsellors provide a safe and supportive environment for you to discuss what you’re dealing with

WAAC’s provides counselling and emotional support to people living with HIV and young LGBTIQA+ people, with a focus on HIV, relationships, gender, sexuality and other related issues. Fees are either free capacity-based (depending on the client) and are discussed with the counsellors upon assessment. Sessions are typically face-to-face. They can also be via telephone or Skype for people in rural and remote areas.

We strive to make our services inclusive to people from all walks of life, and operate in a non-judgmental, supportive space, with your privacy and confidentiality at the forefront.


How does it work?

How does it work?

The counsellor and the client will work together to determine how to achieve the best outcome with up to 10 sessions of 60 minutes available.


  • For people living with or affected by HIV, the sessions are free.
  • For people who are part of the LGBTIQA+ community, the service is means-tested, works on a sliding scale, and can be negotiated on an ongoing basis with your counsellor.

Our services take place at WAAC head office in West Perth and are available 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

What is counselling?

What is counselling?

Counselling is a confidential service provided by trained professionals to support mental health.

Typically it helps to enhance wellbeing through developing greater self-understanding, self-awareness and acceptance.

The sessions can be quite broad in nature or focus on a particular topic and are available for individuals or couples. Our counsellors are trained to work with adults and young people from 12 years old and take a collaborative, person-centred approach, actively involving clients in each stage of the process.

“This approach facilitates the personal growth and relationships of a client by allowing them to explore and utilise their own strengths and personal identity. The counsellor aids this process, providing vital support to the client as they make their way through this journey.”

We understand that the most effective counselling happens when clients feel respected, understood and accepted without judgement. Counselling is a great way to achieve a change in perspective, awareness and learn how to handle feelings and behaviours. It’s also a great way to promote new ways of thinking about or dealing with a situation.

How do I know if I should explore counselling?

How do I know if I should explore counselling?

We all come up against things that challenge us in life and sometimes it’s difficult to know who to talk to. If you are unsure of the best way to tackle an issue, a counsellor can offer you a professional perspective with care, compassion and acceptance.


Coronavirus update: in the event that the area you live in is in lockdown we will continue to offer counselling over the phone or via video link. Face to face services resume with appropriate physical distancing measures in place once lockdown is complete.

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664 Murray Street, West Perth 6005