Individual and Group Family Counselling

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The National Family Services Division of the Ministry of the People and  Social Development offers free counselling services for individuals, groups and families. This service provides preventive, remedial and developmental counselling for people who may be facing a crisis or dealing with psychological problems. Counselling usually spans several sessions, over a 45-minute to two-hour duration, but can at times require only a single session.

Who can apply?

There are no eligibility requirements to access this service and anyone can apply.  Your desire to participate and a willingness to disclose and provide information will help to contribute to a meaningful outcome.

Referrals for counselling can also be made by organizations and agencies.

How do I apply?

The National Family Services Division has offices throughout Trinidad that offer counselling services.  No documentation is required to apply for counselling but an identification card or number may be requested for completion of the case record.

You can make an appointment to speak with a counsellor by telephone.  Walk-in clients are also accepted and the waiting period can vary depending on the number of persons accessing this service.  Counselling services are provided between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm on specific days, except public holidays, at the offices locations listed below.  At the Tobago l.ocation, counselling services are available on a daily basis, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:15 pm Monday to Thursday and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday.

St. Patrick Region

Rotel Building
Neverson Street
Point Fortin
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 648-6747

Counselling services are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

St. Andrew/St. David

Savi Street
Sangre Grande
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 691-3503

Counselling services are available on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

St. Georges West

ABMA Building
55-57 St. Vincent Street
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 624-8218

Counselling services are available on Mondays and Tuesdays.

St. Georges East

Social Welfare Building
Eastern Main Road
Tunapuna
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 662-5483

Counselling services are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Victoria

Social Welfare Building
Independence Avenue
San Fernando
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 653-0991

Counselling services are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Nariva/Mayaro.

Social Welfare Building
Rio Claro
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 644-0813

Counselling services are available on Mondays and Fridays.

Caroni

Couva Social Services Centre
Camdeen Road
Couva
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 636-3206

Counselling services are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Social Welfare Building

Delta Trading Building
Eleanore Street
Chaguanas
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 671-3526

Counselling services are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Tobago

Department of Social Services
Division of Health and Social Services
Tobago House of Assembly
TLH Complex
Montessori Drive, Glen Road
Scarborough
Tobago, West Indies
Tel. (868) 631-1439, 639-2673 / 1512, 660-7871

Where can I find more information?

For more information about counselling services please call or visit any of the offices listed above or contact the National Family Services Division.

Ministry of the People and Social Development
National Family Services Division
ABMA Building
55-57 St. Vincent Street
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 624-8218

Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday except public holidays

 
 
 

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