Individual and Family Counselling

Individual Counselling

Individual counselling gives young people an opportunity to meet privately with a Counsellor to talk about what brought them to our agency and explore possible solutions. Your session will be unique to you and it may include art, games or music. You and your Counsellor will find the best fit for you. Counselling sessions are usually about one hour long once per week, or every other week. The length of time that you spend with us will depend on you! Sometimes a few sessions is all that is needed and other times meeting goals takes more time. What you chat about with your Counsellor is very private and personal. We will never share your thoughts and stories with others without your permission. However, we will always do our best to ensure your safety, so if there is something that you share that could cause harm or endanger, we will need to share it with the appropriate person.

Some issues that might lead you to reach out for help include:

  • Bullying or teasing
  • Peer pressure
  • Conflict with parents
  • Separation and divorce
  • Loss of someone you love
  • Depression, anger or sadness
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviour
  • Poor self image
  • Anxiety and worry
  • Gender and identity
  • Eating disorders
  • Questions or concerns about drugs or alcohol
  • Sexuality
  • Relationships
  • Counselling sessions are usually about one hour long. For some people, a few meetings with a Counsellor is all they need. Others will meet with a Counsellor for several months. This will be decided between you and your Counsellor. All counselling is private and confidential.

    All Clinical Counsellors at the agency are registered psychotherapists and our team is also well supported by a Consulting Psychologist and Consulting Psychiatrist.

    Family Counselling

    Family counselling is an opportunity for you and members of your family to meet with a Counsellor to work out problems that you haven’t managed to solve on your own. This could mean we meet with one other person in your family or several members, whatever would be most helpful. We usually start by meeting with the young person on their own before moving to any family counselling. This can help you to figure out what the problem is and decide on the best way to solve it.