Engender Equality offers a therapeutic service to any person affected by family or domestic violence in Tasmania.

“The support and understanding that my counsellor gave me was invaluable. Without her I would not feel as strong or as confident as I do now. I have gained new understanding and have new ways to cope. Without this help my life would be unbearable.” – Vicki

Therapeutic Services are:
  • Free and confidential
  • Unlimited (you can attend as many sessions as you need)
  • Short or long term
  • Suitable for people affected by family violence now or in the past
  • For all people regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, marital or socioeconomic status, cultural, religious or ethnic background
Phone & Online Services:

As well as face-to-face sessions at our offices or another location, you can access our counselling services via phone, or online using Zoom. (for example, if you have mobility or financial issues) Just let us know when you call or email us what suits you. Our phone and video counselling flyer can be downloaded here.

  • Phone Counselling
    For phone counselling you’ll need to be in an area with reasonable phone reception or have access to a landline.
  • Online Video Counselling
    For video counselling, you’ll need an internet connection and a secure, private computer, mobile phone or tablet that runs Zoom. Alternatively, we can help you use another video platform. To make sure our phone and/or online services are right for you, read our Terms and Conditions.
Our Practitioners:
  • Are qualified, specialised and experienced
  • Are based in Hobart, Launceston and North West Tasmania
  • Will use an interpreter if you need one
  • Can provide appointments outside normal business hours, if you ask them
  • Are in high demand but once you contact us, we aim to see you within three to four weeks
  • Are committed to protecting your privacy and offering secure, confidential services – you can read our Privacy Policy here
  • Can help you with risk assessment and safety planning – for more details see our Safety and Escape Plan

If you would like to access our services you can call us on (03) 6278 9090. If we are not available, please leave a confidential message and we will return your call as soon as we can.

Or you can contact us (in confidence) here:


Please note that we operate during normal business hours, however our practitioners may be able to provide appointments outside of normal business hours if you ask them.

If you are making an appointment on behalf of another person please complete our Referral Form and return it to us here

If you are experiencing family violence and need to talk to someone outside of business hours, please call:

  • The Family Violence Counselling and Support Service on 1800 608 122 (open until midnight)
  • 1800 RESPECT (open all hours)