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Victims Services NSW

PACFA-registered counsellors and psychotherapists who are Clinical Registrants can apply to be an Approved Counsellor with Victims Services in New South Wales.  Acceptance to provide services is at the discretion of Victims Services NSW where there is a shortage of suitable providers.

Victims Services is a government agency and is part of the NSW Department of Justice. Victims Services provide counselling to victims of crime and their families, and friends of missing people.

The Approved Counselling Service supports people who often have complex trauma symptoms. This will include counselling services for the National Redress Scheme for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Counselling is provided to victims of crime on a short-term basis of up to 22 hours, with a clear focus on rehabilitation and aims to assist victims recover from the psychological and emotional impacts the crime has had on them.

PACFA Clinical Registrants fall under the eligibility requirements as a discretionary appointment, see the Fact Sheet. For further information go to the Victims Service website.