Counselling and Social Work Services

Access a wide range of counselling and social work services, including PTSD, Family Therapy, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Employee Assistance Programmes,
Drug & Alcohol counselling, Crisis Intervention and Debriefing, and Anger Management.

Counselling and Social Work Services

Launceston, Tasmania

I am a Senior Social Worker with many years’ experience working in Private Practice in Tasmania and employment in a variety of Social Work roles in Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.

I provide professional counselling and Social Work Services as I recognise that times are tough for many individuals, families, and businesses due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has ultimately placed a stress on our health industry resulting in a shortage of available counsellors and therapists.

My Private Practice will provide an opportunity for those seeking to focus on their mental health wellbeing to access counselling in a timely manner.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss further, make an appointment or referral, or provide my details to someone you know who may be struggling and unable to currently access a counsellor.

PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that results
from an individual’s exposure to a traumatic event and how they emotionally
respond to that event. Traumatic events can dramatically alter a person’s
beliefs about themselves, others and the world resulting in emotional conflicts
between their old and new beliefs.

Men’s Mental Health

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My Qualifications

My qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), a Bachelor of Social Work, a Graduate Diploma Social Work (Advanced Practice) as well as several other certificates.

I am also a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers, and have a current Working with Children Card (Victoria and Western Australia), and Working with Vulnerable People (Tasmania).

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psych)
  • Bachelor Social Work
  • Graduate Diploma of Social Work (Advanced Practice)
  • Graduate Certificate in Health (Drugs & Public Health)
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Certificate in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
  • Certificate in Motivational Interviewing
  • Certificate in Advanced Mediation
  • Certificate in Mediation & Conflict Resolution
  • Certificate IV Business
  • Certificate in Human Nutrition

My Services

I offer a wide range of counselling and social work services, including PTSD, Family Therapy, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Human Resource Management, Drug & Alcohol counselling, Crisis Intervention and Debriefing, and Anger Management.

Professional Development including:

  • Working with children and families affected by sexual abuse
  • Prevention of Suicide
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid
  • Leadership and Management
  • Department of Veteran Affairs

Experienced in:

  • Employment Assistance Provider (EAP)
  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Grief and Loss
  • Case management
  • Mediation
  • Conferencing
  • Peer supervision
  • Rural and Remote counselling

Social Work Services available:

  • Counselling
  • Mediation
  • Family therapy
    • Relationship difficulties
    • Parenting plans
  • Drug & Alcohol
  • Anger Management
  • PTSD – Veterans and Emergency Services
  • Professional supervision
  • EAP
  • Workers Comp counselling
  • Business Wellbeing support
  • Court Reports

Services for Military Veterans

I am ex-military, having served 12 years in the Army from 1977 – 1989 in the Royal Australian Corps of Transport and discharged as a Corporal.  I worked with many Vietnam Veterans during this time and have a good understanding of the difficulties they faced on their return to Australia and the impact of what is now recognised as PTSD.  I also gained my ‘black sense of humour’ from these Veterans.

I completed 3.5 years between 2011-2015 as a Defence Social Worker with the Defence Community Organisation, based at Bandiana, Victoria.  I had the privilege of supporting bereaved families following the death of a loved one, including during active service in Afghanistan.  Returned servicemen suffering from PTSD sought my counselling due to my military background and that ‘I got it’.  I then worked with their families to help them understand the impact of their partner’s/father’s PTSD.

I have completed DVA training which covered:


  • VVCS Practitioners Guide
  • DVA Case Formulation
  • Introduction to DVA’s Rehabilitation Program
  • DVA Rehabilitation Program
  • Understanding the Military Experience
  • Non-Liability Health Care
  • PTSD Psychological Intervention Program
Ros on Army vehicle
As a Senior Social Worker in Private Practice, I am able to provide fee-for-service support to those Veterans who may require counselling from someone who has a solid Military background and who understands and acknowledges the difficulties our past and current Veteran’s face.  My practice also primarily focuses on Men’s Mental Health and to support this approach I have completed extensive training through Movember and the Mental Health Academy.

If you are a veteran or know of a veteran who may require my services, please get in touch.

About Ros

I am a confident, highly motived professional and take pride in my ability to communicate, both orally and written, with clients, management and supporting agencies to ensure a high level and comprehensive service delivery.

Ros de Virieux


My aim is to find a time that suits you best:

  • Monday to Sunday
  • 8.00am –6.00pm

Tradie Hours:

Appointments outside these hours are available.

    Prompt appointments are available

    Your choice of appointment setting:

    • Office – Launceston only (Address: 3/187 Brisbane St, Launceston)
    • Coffee shop – Launceston only
    • Telephone
    • Zoom


    Phone: 0417 521 485

    Confidentiality and privacy is assured.