Doncare’s Counselling program is run by well-trained, passionate counsellors and supervisors, and we pride ourselves on offering one of Melbourne’s largest, low cost counselling services to those in greatest need. Extensive professional training, supervision, and support goes on behind the scenes to ensure that the counselling our clients receive is professional, effective and of the highest quality.

Doncare’s clinical services offers individuals and families the following specialist services:

• Generalist Counselling 

• Children’s Counselling

• Perinatal depression

• Bushfire and post-traumatic stress

• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander supports and referral

• Specialist family violence counselling for women and children

• Therapeutic support groups 

Appointments take place at our office at Suite 4, Level 1, 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster (MC Square building).  All of our counsellors are committed to providing a professional and respectful counselling service to Doncare clients. They do with this with dedication, energy and commitment, and are a generous and skilled team of whom Doncare is exceptionally proud.

Please contact our Counselling Intake and Referral Coordinator for more information on 9856 1500 or email

Gamblers Help Therapeutic Counselling and Alcohol and Drug Counselling is now offered at Doncare.  In partnership with EACH, individuals and families have access to a high-quality FREE service by very experienced and qualified therapists assisting people in the Manningham area to make the first step in addressing highly stigmatised issues of addiction be it AOD or Gambling. For more information visit Gamblers Help and AOD Counselling 

Client testimonials

“(My counsellor) was amazing, I felt she understood how I was feeling, she was relatable”.

“I felt that I had gained enough “tools and strategies” to help through life after counselling”.

“I felt that having a counsellor around my age was very important as my “problems” were complex and I felt better understood by someone with extensive life experience with whom I could communicate”.

“(My counsellor) dealt with my issues very well, she took me to places of discomfort which needed to happen, she was fantastic”.

“(My counsellor) was amazing….thank you.”

“My session has helped me grow and be myself in a way that I could never do before”.

“Love coming to Doncare and talking to my counsellor. She has been such a great help to me. This is such a great opportunity for people to have. Thank you”.


What is counselling?

Counselling is talking with a professionally trained person about your difficulties or fears, in order to find new ways to set and achieve your own personal goals. Most people will at some point in their lives have issues or difficulties that can be helped by the process of talking things through with a counsellor.  

Doncare’s trained counsellors provide a confidential and impartial service free from the constraints of friendships and family relationships. Our counsellors are qualified professionals or qualified volunteers who work within an ethos of high quality professional practice.  Our clients include people of all ages with a broad range of issues such as relationship problems, loss and grief, parenting, anxiety and/or depression, and recovery after abuse.   

Doncare provides a confidential counselling service, which includes appropriate professional consultation with counselling supervisors. We reserve the right to report serious risk situations to appropriate authorities. 

This counselling program is is provided in partnership with Manningham City Council.