Child & Youth Counselling

We offer counselling services for children and youth (ages 2-19) for a range of issues including anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, bullying, school stress, coming out, suicidal thoughts, cutting, eating disorders, dating violence, self esteem, or others. We also work with children and youth who are being impacted by their parent’s separation, divorce, relationship abuse, or addictions.  It is very common for children to use behaviours instead of words to express what is happening inside of them. Sometimes these behaviours can be very troubling to parents and can include bed wetting, tantrums, nightmares, hyperactivity, withdrawal, peer conflicts, and others (see common list of symptoms in children). Our experienced counsellors work with children and their parents, helping them understand what their children are actually trying to tell them with these behaviours, and then finding a way to relieve their distress and worries through art, play, sandplay and talk therapy. Older children (age 14 and up) are generally in control of their own counselling process, determining what level of involvement their parents will have and what information will be shared between parents / counsellor.