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Individual, Group and Family Counselling


The National Family Services Division of the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services 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.

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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

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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 Social Development and Family Services

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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