Engender Equality offers a counselling service for any person affected by abuse in an intimate relationship.

Counselling is:

  • Free and confidential
  • Unlimited (you can attend as many sessions as you need)
  • Short- or long-term
  • Face-to-face, by phone and/or online using Skype
  • 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

Our counsellors:

  • Are qualified, specialised and experienced
  • Are based in Hobart, Launceston, and northwest Tasmania
  • Can offer services at other venues if you are unable to come to Engender Equality, or use our phone or online services (for example, if you have mobility or financial issues)
  • 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 and confidential services – to find out more, read our privacy policy

What People Say About Us

‘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.’

‘Engender Equality is a safe haven to talk and work through what is happening to me. My counsellor is very supportive and listens to everything I have to say. I would recommend this service to anyone needing support.’

‘My counsellor is the best I have ever had, she has helped me beyond measure. My sessions with her were empowering and affirming. Engender Equality has totally changed my life.’

‘Engender Equality gave me new skills and tools to be able to do the things I needed to in my life. I have been able to pass these on to my children. We are in a much better place thanks to this service.’

How to Access Counselling

To make an appointment, you can:

  • Call us on (03) 6278 9090 and if we are not available, leave a confidential message and we will return your call as soon as we can
  • Email us at

We operate during normal business hours. Our counsellors may be able to provide appointments outside normal business hours if you ask them. If you are experiencing family violence and need to talk to someone outside of business hours, call:

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

If you are making an appointment on behalf of another person please complete our referral form and return it to Engender via