Under the Family Law Act, ‘family counselling’ is defined as a process in which a family counsellor helps one or more people who are affected, or likely to be affected, by separation or divorce to deal with personal and interpersonal issues or issues relating to the care of children. The definition also includes counselling of children.
Part IIIA of the Family Law Act sets out the obligations of Family Counsellors to inform people about non-court based family services and other important matters relating to family relationships. These matters relate to reconciliation, parenting plans and cases involving family violence or abuse.
Details of this information can be found on at: https://www.familyrelationships.gov.au/documents or by contacting the Family Relationships Advice Line on 1800 050 321