Goal Oriented Counselling

Going to counselling may feel like a big step, but we’ve made accessing counselling easier. You can just walk in for a session during our hours of service – no appointment is needed. And your first session is free!

Often, just one session may be enough to help you think more clearly and work through your own solution when you are feeling stuck. Our mental health therapists can help you understand your situation better and figure out ways to move successfully through it. 

No matter what you’re going through, please know that help is available. Just stop by to talk!

Goal-Oriented counselling is suitable for:

  • Relationship challenges, including separation and divorce
  • Depression
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief, separation, and loss
  • Parenting challenges and conflict
  • Child and adolescent development and behaviour
  • Domestic abuse prevention
  • Trauma and change
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexuality and intimacy
  • Anger problems
  • Health issues
  • Personal growth
  • Self-esteem
  • Adjusting to life in Canada

When is counselling available?

  • Drop-in Goal Oriented counselling is available at the Family Centre on:
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
    • 10 AM – 7 PM

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  • You will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis; no appointments are booked in advance. As such, you may find yourself waiting in our lobby, so bring your favourite magazine or book to keep you entertained.

Who can come in for counselling?

Anyone aged 16 or over can attend counselling; no referrals or appointments are needed.

Children under 16 can attend with their parents’ consent but parents must attend a session first before bringing their children. We will not see children for the first session, even when the counselling is for them. 

How much does it cost?

Your first session is free of charge.

Following appointments are $180 per session. Subsidized counselling is available. We will determine your fee after your first session.

If you have insurance or extended health benefits, email counselling@the-family-centre.com for more information or if you plan to use your benefits for counselling.

How does drop-in counselling work?

We have multiple mental health therapists available during our hours of service, just stop by and receive your first free session!

  • Sessions are 50 minutes in length.
  • The therapist will focus on your strengths and abilities to help you create a plan for the change you most want in your life.
  • Our counselling is solution-focused and goal-oriented.
  • If required, follow-up appointments are booked directly with the therapist at the end of your first session.

What can I expect when I arrive?

When you arrive, you will be welcomed by a receptionist. They will let you know when you can see a mental health therapist. If this time works for you, you will be asked to complete forms that help the therapist to understand which issue you would most like to address at your session.

Can I bring my child with me?

Children under 16 years old can see a mental health therapist with their parents’ consent, but parents must attend a session first before bringing their children. We don't see children for the first session, even when the counselling is for them. We don’t offer childcare but do have a small play area at the reception. 

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