Individual Counselling

Couples Counselling

Child and Youth Specific Counselling

Family Counselling

Telehealth Counselling

Individual Counselling

Individual counselling (sometimes described as psychotherapy or talk therapy) is the process of working one-to-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring, and confidential setting. The purpose of individual counselling is to help one explore feelings, beliefs, and behaviours, and often includes working through difficult or influential memories, identifying aspects of desired change, gaining insight into oneself and/or others, developing coping skills, and/or setting personal goals. Counselling is meant to support people experiencing any number of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, anger, interpersonal relationship challenges, gender identity struggles or distress, parenting difficulties, addiction, chronic illness, personality disorders, and much more.

Couples Counselling

Couples counselling, also called relationship counselling, marriage counselling, or couples therapy, typically involves two partners attending therapy together. It can help couples identify, explore, and change relationship and communication patterns, resolve and repair conflicts, and restore intimacy and friendship.  Couples counselling can provide opportunities for both individuals to talk about their feelings, needs, and struggles in a safe and private environment. By talking about these things, individuals and couples are better able to understand themselves and each other, and with guidance, couples are often able to make the positive changes that they seek. 

Child and Youth Specific Counselling

Children and youth are not simply small versions of adults. They face their own unique set of challenges and difficulties. Their brains are still developing and work differently than that of an adult. Child and youth counselling accounts for these factors when providing support to minors. The counselling process is tailored to  fit the developmental age of the child and, given the nature of the caregiver-child relationship, often involves caregiver participation. The amount of caregiver involvement will evolve as the youth ages and has the right to determine who he/she/they would like to include in the counselling process.

 

*Please note, we do not offer services, documents, or reports, for those seeking consult for the purpose of custody evaluations. In light of this, we do not accept clients where there is no agreed upon custody arrangement or when there is active, or pending, court activity.

Family Counselling

Family counselling is a type of therapy that helps family members better understand, and support, each other. All families face difficult situations. Some are more challenging to work through than others and sometimes families get stuck.  Family therapy is meant to provide a safe space where family members can work through these difficult situations and the feelings associated them.

In family therapy, a 'family' is defined as any group of people that care about each other and call themselves a family. This may include children, parents, grandparents, guardians, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, friends, cousins, caregivers, and more.

Telehealth Counselling

Kootenay Clincial Counsellors offer telehealth counselling by way of video conferencing and/or phone. Electronic counselling can be a convenient and accessible alternative to in-person counselling, but there are some factors to consider which a therapist will go over with you before choosing this option.

Each clinician uses their own secure platform through which video conferencing is offered. Each platform functions in accordance with the law and our professional regulatory body in order to maximize the safety of your personal information. These platforms do not store client health information and are compliant with PHIPA and PIPEDA while also meeting the Personal Health Information (PHI) security standards set forth by the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.