Our professional counselling program offers individual, marital/couple, family and group counselling. Our counselling program advocates an emphasis on growth, development and the achievement of overall well-being and resilience.

Fees are based on household income. Subsidies are available to those who qualify.

Our therapeutic counselling team has a broad range of clinical expertise covering a diverse span of issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Marital / Couple Counselling
  • Elder Care / Caregiver Stress
  • Grief / Loss
  • Physical or Sexual Abuse Recovery
  • Re-settlement Adjustment
  • Self-Esteem Revitalization
  • Stress Management
  • Addictions Referral
  • Coping with Illness or Injury
  • Family Issues / Family of Origin Issues
  • Parenting Concerns
  • Personal Concerns
  • Retirement Issues
  • Separation / Divorce Issues
  • Trauma Recover
  • Other mental health issues...

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Counselling can help:

  • When your problems are personal, or involve your marriage or family.
  • Support individuals suffering from depression regain a desire to live a meaningful life.
  • When you cannot work out the conflict with your partner or you want to improve the relationship.
  • Families and individuals with both the short and long term effects of being victims of violent crimes.
  • When there is family violence.
  • Mothers and fathers dealing with single parenting.
  • When you find it difficult to talk to your children or get them to listen.
  • People who are overwhelmed by workplace stress, whether it be maintaining  their job or making a job change.
  • When you are separated and trying to establish a new life for yourself.
  • Families dealing with painful custody issues.
  • When the loss of a job turns your family's world upside down.
  • Individuals who are struggling to overcome the often debilitating effects of anxiety.
  • When you want to find ways of handling situations or people differently, building your self-confidence and strengthening your self-esteem.
  • When you are struggling with your sexuality.

Our counselling team has an expert knowledge of community resources that can help you deal with your situation, when referral information to one of our many community partners is needed.

Some people think that to seek outside help for their personal problems is a sign of weakness or failure however it really is a sign of courage and wisdom.  When you decide to come for counselling, you have faced the fact that you have to do something about your situation. People come to see us from all walks of life, many cultures and faith groups, and with virtually every circumstance imaginable.  Whatever your situation is we are prepared to hear it and to support you in addressing it.

How does counselling work?

You and your counsellor will decide what areas you will work on, and together set goals that are realistic and achievable, utilizing your strengths.  Once you both agree on a set of goals, the two of you will develop a plan to enable you to reach these goals.  It will be a step-by-step process.  While you are the one who will do the work in the areas you wish to change, your counsellor will support you each step of the way.  It will be reassuring to know that you are not alone.

Your role

You can gain the most from counselling when:

  • You recognize that talking about your feelings and your thoughts is important.
  • You understand that bringing about a change requires work on your part and will take time.
  • You are prepared to take responsibility for trying out new avenues as discussed during counselling.
  • You are willing to come regularly for your counselling appointments and participate actively.

The role of the counsellor

Through a non-judgmental and empathic therapeutic approach,  the counsellor will bring extensive professional knowledge and best-practice clinical skills to help you:

  • Understand your problem(s) and your strengths from a wider point of view.
  • Identify alternative courses of action and help you to understand the possible results of these actions.
  • Find a sense of direction and support you through the work you undertake.
  • Encourage you to make necessary decisions and support you while you carry them out.

Book an Appointment

To book a counselling appointment at Family Services Windsor-Essex or to inquire about our services, please use one of the following methods:

Phone: 519-966-5010

Services offered in French / Les services sont offerts en français

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