Drop In Single Session Counselling

Do you ever find yourself facing a new opportunity or ongoing challenge that you’d really like some advice on? Do you want to change your current situation but are not quite sure what your next steps should be? If so, drop-in single-session counselling may be right for you.

Sometimes a fresh perspective or someone to listen is just what you need to move forward. Our therapists are trained listeners who can offer guidance to transform your life by helping you think about things differently, focus on your personal strengths and goals, and connect with other supports in your community.

Often, one drop-in session may be enough to help you think more clearly and work through your own solution when you are stuck.

When and where is it offered?

  • Drop-in single-session counselling takes place at multiple locations throughout Edmonton.
  • At The Family Centre, drop-in single session counselling is available:
    • Wednesdays, 10 AM - 7 PM
    • Fridays and Saturdays 10 AM - 3 PM
  • You will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis; no appointments are booked in advance. Just drop in for counselling. As such, you may find yourself waiting in our lobby, so bring your favourite magazine or book to keep you entertained
  • For additional information, visit www.dropinyeg.ca

How does it work?

Drop-in counselling refers to a single 50-minute session. We do not go into a lot of background details but you stay focused on a current issue and specific goal for the session.

You will leave the session with a lot of tools and community resources. Most importantly, you can expect to have your feelings validated and come out with hope that things will get better.

Who can attend?

  • Individuals, couples, and families
  • We require parental consent from both parents to see children under 16 years alone, plus copies of custody paperwork if applicable 
  • For counselling for a child or a family, parents must be seen first without children. We will not see children during the first session, even when the counselling is for them. 

How much does it cost?

There is NO cost to you. This service is funded by The City of Edmonton – Family and Community Support Services and United Way of the Capital Region.

Who provides the counselling?

Our drop-in counselling is provided by intern therapists who are completing their Masters or PhD in therapy or other counselling areas. They receive extensive individual and group supervision, and we also use a team approach with multiple viewpoints to help you make the change you desire.

If you return for another drop-in appointment you may not get the same therapist, which allows you to benefit from different styles and perspectives. For a deeper, ongoing relationship with a therapist, please see our goal-oriented counselling.

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