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What we do

Since 1984, arcs has been there for those affected by adoption and loss of relationship with family.

We provide specialist services that are responsive to the complex issues faced by all those dealing with the loss and pain of separation from family and the challenges of reconnection.

Sometimes when we experience profound change, it is reassuring to find a team who has the experience to offer focus and support.

arcs provides confidential, professional, specialist counselling, backed by years of involvement with individual and family needs.

We provide the following services:

  • Therapeutic counselling services for children who are experiencing loss through family separation or adoption
  • Therapeutic counselling services for adults who are experiencing loss through family separation
  • Specialist counselling for adoption support
  • Search and Contact Services 
  • Family Court Reunification Services
  • Group Work Programs for children and/or parents

All our counselling services are provided by professionally qualified therapists (Social Work, Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy) who have an in-depth knowledge of the complex issues faced by those dealing with the loss and pain of separation from family. 

Our therapeutic interventions are based on the following, but are not limited to:

  • Trauma Informed Practice
  • Attachment and Bonding
  • Circle of Security
  • Psycho-Education
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Play Therapy 
  • Theraplay

arcs also provide professional development and training opportunities for groups working with children and families. Our training workshops are suitable for school staff, family court professionals and health professionals. Some of our workshops include - the impact of trauma on children and supporting children to heal, adoption, family separation, attachment and parenting workshops.  Training workshops can be tailored to suit your organisational needs. 

Professional supervision is also available.

For further information please email:

or call our office on 08 9370 4914 to speak to a member of staff .




Time alone does not heal the loss of a child or a parent