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Holyoake's approach to its counselling and support is to help those affected by alcohol and or/other drugs as well as help those closest. This unique approach recognises that the impact of alcohol and other drug problems affects the whole family as well as friends.

We provide an extensive range of counselling and support programs for anyone affected by alcohol, drugs and other addictions. This includes tailored programs specifically for:
  • People with alcohol, drug and other addictions, and
  • People affected by a family member's addiction.
Our counselling and support programs are generally provided from our office locations using one or more of the following approaches:

Individual counselling
These sessions involve meeting with one our counsellors, usually on a weekly basis for an agreed period of time. The number of sessions required will vary depending upon individual circumstances and this is discussed with the counsellor.

Group work approach
Our group programs bring together small groups of people (8-10) who are facing similar issues. Sessions are held weekly over three months and each one comprises an education component (30 minutes) followed by a group meeting (1.5 hours) where issues can be discussed in more detail. In addition, three individual counselling sessions are provided and form an integral part of the program.

Holyoake operates from four locations within Western Australia asfollows:
All of the services outlined above are available from our Victoria Park office whilst our other locations focus more on providing individual counselling and a selection of group work programs.

For more detailed information on the extensive range of individual, group and workshop programs we offer, please click on one of the links below:

If you have alcohol or other drug issues

If you are affected by a family member's alcohol or drug use
Holyoake is a Public Benevolent Organisation and as such relies on its fee structure to provide services to the community.

Holyoake reviews its fees annually so that we can continue to provide valued and high quality services into the future. As a not for profit organisation, we endeavor to keep fees as low as possible so that services continue to be accessible to those who require assistance.

Concession Rates
Concession rates are available for all programs except for Couples Counselling. Just present your concession card to your counsellor during your initial interview to receive the discounted rate.
Family Discount
When more than one person from the immediate family (mother, father, child, sibling) are concurrently registered and attending in any Holyoake program, a family discount will apply as follows:
  • $10 off the standard rate for each person
  • $5 off the concession rate for each person
What if I can't afford to pay the fees?
Holyoake's policy and practice is that no person will be turned away from receiving services due to their inability to pay. Clients experiencing genuine financial hardship can negotiate their fees with their counsellor. Please talk to your counsellor if you are experiencing any difficulties in meeting fees.

Schedule of Fees for 2012 / 2013


  • Men's Program
  • Women's Program
  • Young Adults Program
  • Relationships in Focus
  • Childhood in Perspective
  • Parent Services
  • Adolescent Program


Standard rate (including GST)
per person

Concession rate (including GST)
per person
Initial Interview $50 $30
Group Program Session $50 per session $30 per session
Counselling Session $50 $30

Note: Concession rates and negotiated rates are not available for the above services

Where do I go when I arrive? Please see the enclosed map for directions and go to the reception desk when you first arrive. Please aim to arrive ten minutes prior to your appointment time.

How long will it take? For one person your appointment will take approximately one hour or for two people your appointment will take between one hour and one and a half hours.

What should I expect? Some basic information will be collected and you will discuss with your counsellor what has brought you to Holyoake and what your desired outcome is.

What if I can't attend my appointment? Please telephone your local office as soon as you are aware that you will not be able to attend your appointment to cancel or reschedule your booking. We request you let us know at least 48 hours prior to your appointment if you are unable to attend, as we can then often give the appointment to someone else.

What is an open group? An open group is one in which new members can join at any time. Typically, Holyoake's open group programs offer 12 weekly sessions with a different topic being explored each week. Once the 12 topics are covered, we simply start over again. Using this open group format, a person can join in at session 1, 2, 3, 4 etc as they will always be able to cover all 12 topics.

What is a closed group? A closed group runs for designated number of weeks and starts with a certain number of members - for example, a closed group program might run for 6 weekly sessions and once it has commenced, new members cannot join the group for the entire 6 weeks duration.
Who can access Holyoake's range of services? Holyoake offers a range of services to suit people of all ages and genders. Holyoake recognises that everyone's needs are different and some people may require support in other areas, such as mental health, in addition to drug and alcohol support. In most circumstances Holyoake will be able to offer a service that would meet each person's individual needs.
To enquire about what the best program is for you, click here and send us an enquiry. A staff member from Holyoake will respond to your enquiry shortly.

Program Calendar
Programs Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Men's Program

10am - 12:30pm
6pm - 8:30pm

6pm - 8:30pm

6pm - 8:30pm
10am - 12:30pm

6pm - 8:00pm

Relationships in Focus

10am - 12:30pm
6pm - 8:30pm

Childhood in Perspective

6pm - 8:30pm

Parent Services

6pm - 8:30pm

Adolescent Program Individual counselling sessions available by appointment. For more information contact Holyoake on (08) 9416 4444

Art and Play Program Individual counselling sessions available by appointment. For more information contact Holyoake on (08) 9416 4444

Young People's Program

Individual counselling sessions available by appointment. Click here for more information on closed group being held this year

Couple's Counselling Individual counselling sessions available by appointment. For more information contact Holyoake on (08) 9416 4444
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