In Family Counselling, you and your family meet with your therapist in group counselling sessions. Your therapist helps all of you to believe that beneficial change is possible and to mobilize your combined strength in identifying and overcoming your shared challenges, including (and not limited to):
- Domestic Violence
- Family Bereavement/Trauma
- Family Conflict
- Family Life Stages
Please contact us or complete our “Request Your First Counselling Session” form today to schedule your first counselling session with your therapist. Please note that we need additional information about custody status if your child is under 12 years of age and that you and all of your participating family members need to attend your first counselling session together to allow your therapist to fully evaluate your Family Counselling needs.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Family Counselling:
No, our counselling center is non-denominational and we welcome your family as clients regardless of your religious or spiritual affiliations, cultural or socioeconomic backgrounds, or sexual orientations. Each of our therapists is a professionally trained Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and treats a diversity of clients through numerous therapeutic modalities. Christian counselling is merely one of many possible counselling options available to your family from our therapists. If you and your family members do wish to integrate your religious faith or spiritual beliefs into your counselling sessions, please inform your therapist. He or she embraces your family’s input into your shared counselling process and seeks to incorporate all of your personal preferences into his or her treatment plan for your family.
Counselling may be very beneficial to your family in many ways. For example, the simple act of confidentially disclosing your familial problems to your therapist may provide your family with great relief, as may discovering that you and your family members are not alone in your private struggles and that many supports are available to all of you. The most important element in your family’s counselling progress is the trusting, supportive partnership between you, your family members, and your therapist. By scheduling an appointment with one of our therapists to discuss your family situation, you and your family members can all receive his or her feedback about how counselling may be of specific assistance to your family.
During your family’s first counselling session, you, your family members, and your therapist may confer about the number of counselling sessions that all of you possibly require based upon your private concerns and the shared goals that your family and your therapist may seek to achieve together. The frequency of your family’s counselling sessions may vary from weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly to more occasional appointments. Together, your family and your therapist can determine a treatment plan that best suits all of your unique needs and scheduling availabilities.
Unfortunately, we do not offer child-minding services at this time. Please prepare alternative childcare arrangements for any siblings, etc. not participating in the counselling process during your family appointments.
In order for your child under 12 years of age to receive our Personal Counselling for Children/Youth or Family Counselling service, we need to know the current marital status of you and your child’s other parent. If you and your child’s other parent are currently separated or divorced and you possess sole custody, please present your custody papers to us at your child’s first counselling session. If you and your child’s other parent are currently separated or divorced and you do not possess sole custody, we need your child’s other parent to provide us with his or her written authorization for your child to receive counselling prior to your child’s first appointment. Please contact us for more information.