Behaviour Matters

Child Services (ages 5-12)

Individual Counselling Sessions

Individual therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.

People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, to dealing behavioural issues, depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. A client and therapist may work together for as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.

Family Counselling Sessions

Family Therapy enables family members, couples and others who care about each other to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. Individuals can find Family Therapy helpful, as an opportunity to reflect on important relationships and find ways forward.

Family Therapy aims to be:

  • Inclusive and considerate of the needs of each member of the family and/or other key relationships (systems) in people’s lives
  • Recognize and build on peoples’ strengths and relational resources
  • Work in partnership ‘with’ families and others, not ‘on’ them
  • Sensitive to diverse family forms and relationships, beliefs and cultures
  • Enable people to talk, together or individually, often about difficult or distressing issues, in ways that respect their experiences, invite engagement and support recovery.

Programs & Workshops:

COOL TOOLS

The Cool Tools group will help children to develop positive social skills build self-esteem and learn strategies to deal with their anger in appropriate and acceptable ways.

Children will develop new skills in a discussion and activity-based program, which includes role-playing, expressive art activities, cooperative games and home assignments.

Children are grouped according to their age and grade.

Ages 6-11 years.

PALS – PLAYING AND LEARNING TO SOCIALIZE

The PALS group is our follow up program to Cool Tools. Children will continue to build on, and strengthen their social skills. The skill-based program will focus on communication, problem solving, active listening, cooperation, respect, good sportsmanship, approachability, maintaining friendships, self-esteem, anti-bullying, assertiveness, conflict resolution and emotional awareness.

Children will develop new skills in a discussion and activity-based program, which includes role-playing, expressive art activities, cooperative games and home assignments.

Children are grouped according to their age and grade.

Ages 6-9 years.

KICK – KIND INDEPENDENT CAPABLE KIDS

The KICK group builds on skills taught in Cool Tools and Pals. Children continue to develop and strengthen positive social skills, build self-esteem and learn strategies to deal with their anger in appropriate and acceptable ways. The skills-based group reviews, and builds on the previously learned skills and introduces new or more in depth skills. These skills are problem solving, communication, active listening, leadership, teamwork, respect, honesty, responsibility, making right choices, inclusiveness, compassion, self-expression, creativity, courage, integrity and taking initiative.

Children will develop new skills in a discussion and activity-based program, which includes role-playing, expressive art activities, cooperative games and home assignments.

Children are grouped according to their age and grade.

Ages 9-12 years.

GIRL POWER

Girl Power is a girl's empowerment group that will help girls to increase their independence through responsible decision making, develop and maintain satisfactory peer relations, deal with peer pressure and help them to plan for the future.

Ages 10-14 years