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Child & Youth Counselling

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Being a young person in this world can be hard – navigating the ongoing demands of life on top of family, friends and social relationships can be challenging. Counselling for children and youth is focused on creating a safe relationship where they can share and process what they deem to be overwhelming in their lives. Whether that’s navigating the transition of divorce, trauma, bullying, suicidal ideation, self-harm, anxiety or depression – a child and youth therapist have the knowledge and skills to provide the child/youth with the help they need to resolve the issue and resume a healthy life.  

The ultimate goal of child/youth counselling is to support the individual to process what is happening in their lives and interpret the challenges to better understand themselves and others.



Eating disorders 

Life transitions 



Childhood abuse 

Intimate partner abuse 

Body image and self-esteem 


Job loss or changes 

Grief and loss 



Sexuality and sexual identity (LGBTQ2)  

Personal development 

Women’s specialized concerns such as post-partum, infertility and miscarriages  

Divorce or breakups 

Common Topics Covered in Counselling


How does it work?

The goal of counselling is to help you get through the challenges you're currently facing while engaging in healthy coping skills. Some approaches and tactics that therapists use to support you not only through the hard transition but also to equip you for future challenges are: 

  • Identify values and remain connected to the values that are vital to you 

  • Begin to understand that change is life giving – change can be a positive experience  

  • Identify and express feelings  

  • Create meaning of your experiences 

  • Reframe your thoughts so that you feel empowered in your life 

  • Increase your window of tolerance for life’s discomfort 

  • Set boundaries and speak your truth 

  • Create realistic expectations  

  • Process your change in a safe and confidential space  

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