Behaviour Matters

Teen/Youth Services (ages 13-18)

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.

Skype/Phone Counselling Sessions

If coming into the office is difficult, we provide Skype and phone options for your convenience.

Programs & Workshops:

BLAST – BUILDING LEADERS AND STRONG TEENS

The BLAST group is a follow up to KICK; children continue to work on successfully transitioning into strong leaders and confident teens. We continue to develop positive social skills, build self-esteem and learn strategies to deal with their emotions in appropriate and acceptable ways. We continue to build on old skills and introduce some new skills, such as positive self-expression, body image, self-acceptance, compassion, peer pressure, goal setting, stress management and optimism.

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 12-14 years.

TEEN TALK

The Teen Talk group will help adolescents to develop positive social skills, build self- esteem, learn strategies to deal with problems, identify and express feelings and become more aware of non- verbal communication.

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

Ages 12-14 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.

LOVE – LADIES OF VICTORY AND EMPOWERMENT

LOVE is a follow up 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. We introduce some hot topics for this age group such as self-confidence, body image, self-acceptance, managing and establishing relationships, depression, anxiety, peer pressure, substance abuse, goal setting, time management, leadership and assertiveness.

Ages 15-18 years.