For Psychologists and Counsellors


There are a number of ways that counselling professionals can support Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia's work. 

Trauma Specialist Practice

Providing clients who have experienced or been impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence with trauma specialist practice, rather than trauma-informed care, or alternative therapies, is a significant way you can ensure that your work supports our own. 

Professional development training is available


Private Therapists Database

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia provides a 24-hour state-wide telephone and online crisis intervention, support counselling and referral service for anyone who has experienced sexual violence.

The Service maintains a Private Therapists Referral Database, to assist in client referral. Clients will usually be given information for two or three therapists in their local area.

Client issues may include sexual assault trauma, mental health impacts, and drug and alcohol issues.

If you have experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, and would like your details to be added to our Private Therapists Referral Database, please submit the Private Therapists Database Application Form and any attachments required.

Registration on the Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia Private Therapists Referral Database is free.

Therapists from non-metropolitan, rural and remote areas or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to register.

For further information, please contact the Administration team via telephone on (02) 8585 0333, or email:

Please return completed form and attachments to, or mail to the below address:

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia

PO Box 555



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Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia  I  ABN 58 023 656 939

PO Box 555 Drummoyne NSW 2047 | Tel 02 8585 0333 Fax 02 9555 5911

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