Coming Soon – Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Groups and Mindfulness-Based Cogitive Therapy Groups!
We provide compassionate counselling for life’s challenges and transitions!
Individual (adult, teens, children) counselling, couple counselling, marital/marriage counselling, separation counselling and family counselling – for a wide range of personal and life adjustment issues such as:
- Stress management
- Self-esteem building
- Separation & divorce issues
- Problem solving
- Marriage counselling
- Separation counselling
- Gender issues
- Domestic violence (historical)
- Family issues
- Custody and access issues
- Cultural issues
- Assertiveness training
- Conflict resolution
- Personal Growth
- Anger management (voluntary – no charges)
- Parenting issues
- Career stress
- Workplace/career issues
- Grief work
- Pre-marital issues
- Blended family
- Interpersonal relationship issues
- Children’s Issues
If you have an issue that is not listed, just call to inquire if our counsellors can assist you.
Types of Modalities
Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and others.
Our anger management counselling is for individuals who do not have current outstanding criminal charges against them. The purpose is to improve coping techniques.
Counselling for Children and Adolescents
We offer counselling for children and adolescents. Our certified Child and Youth Worker/Play Therapist/Psychotherapist and Social Workers can assist in assessing and treating a number of issues.
PCCS now offers Play Therapy by our Certified Play Therapist.
Play Therapy is a child-focused approach to therapy. Given that play is a child’s natural means for communicating, games, toys and art are utilized to facilitate this therapeutic process. Play empowers children to address difficult issues without the necessity for talk therapy. Play holds significant value to children and it benefits children in a multitude of ways. Play Therapy provides opportunities for self-expression, problem solving, developing self-awareness and autonomy as well as relationship building. Play Therapy provides a non-threatening means for engaging and developing rapport with children. Play Therapy supports children who experience a variety of problems including: divorce, grief and loss, aggression, peer difficulties, low self-esteem, domestic violence, chronic illness, abuse, anxiety and depression and trauma.
The ultimate therapeutic goal of Play Therapy is for the child to achieve a better understanding of his/her self and how he/she will integrate this understanding into the world around them. Play therapy has been used successfully with teens and families as well.
Brief Therapy Programs
Also see what counselling packages we offer – click here.
Benefits of Individual, Couple, Marital, Separation or Family Counselling:
- Counselling offers a supportive relationship in times of crisis, when you feel confused, or when normal coping skills are no longer working
- Counselling provides a safe place to express emotions and your thoughts
- Counselling promotes good mental health and therefore has a positive effect on your physical health
- Counselling aids the discovery of more effective ways to handle stressful situations
- Counselling helps to build and develop a positive outlook and a healthier lifestyle
- Counselling helps build self-esteem and a sense of self-worth
- Counselling can assist in the development of healthier, more positive relationships
- Counselling can assist you in processing important decisions in your life
Our Counsellors are highly professional, and registered or accredited with many years of experience and training. We receive excellent feedback about our services and have provided service to thousands of people. We receive referrals from many other professionals including lawyers, doctors, and therapists. We have past clients who refer new clients to us.
Read Client Description of How PCCS Counselling Helped
Preamble: SS came into PCCS for counselling for severe depression. She was unable to get out of bed most days and had no motivation or hope. She was lost in a dark place and could not see any light. She was off on sick leave from work. Her usual coping mechanisms no longer assisted her, including what she learned in the past about mind over mood techniques.
Within 6 sessions, which felt like eternity to her but is rather a quick recovery from such despair from our perspective, she was not only “back to normal” but better than ever. SS was helped to realize that depression is a symptom of misalignment to her inner core, values, and her soul. She needed to reconnect to what mattered, grieve the past and re-plan her life with alignment in mind. And, that she did. Now she is happier than ever as reported by her. She left her job that she was on short term leave from as it was not aligned with her values and goals that she created while in counselling. She broke off her relationship to her boyfriend and is seeking coursework in an area she has always wanted to explore. The following is her account:
“If you had told me a few months ago that I will feel better than I ever had before, I wouldn’t have believed you. I was feeling lower than I had ever felt. I knew if I didn’t seek help as soon as possible, things would not have ended well for me. I knew I needed to seek help because I knew I could not do it alone.
I felt like everything in my life was a heavy weight bearing down on me so much that it manifested physically on me. I was constantly tired, weak, unmotivated, distracted, I couldn’t focus, my mind would race, and I was not eating well. Not to mention the depressive thoughts constantly seeping through my mind as I tired desperately to get through my day. Getting out of bed was a tiresome task that most of the time I would not attempt to do.
I also felt alone. I felt like there must be something wrong with me and me alone. It seemed like everyone else was capable of living a fulfilling life with no issues like mine. I felt lost and defeated and didn’t know what to do.
Thankfully I found the help I needed through PCCS Mediators & Counsellors. To say it was easy, or to tell other people suffering from depression that “I got through it and you can too!” makes it seem simple. It most certainly wasn’t. I had moments of frustration where I was upset that I wasn’t getting better faster. I hated these depressed feelings and I wanted them gone now! The first day I got out of bed in the morning, I ended right back there an hour later. Another hit to my progress…or at least that was what I had thought.
I was wrong, and thanks for my counsellor, I was able to think differently about my illness and it helped me move forward. I learned that my depression did not come on like a light switch, and therefore would not turn off like a light switch. I would need to take baby steps, and recognize even the tiniest progress in my life. I got out of bed for an hour today? Damn, that is progress, because before I couldn’t do that at all. As little as it seemed, it was a win in the right direction.
I also stopped putting pressure on myself to get better. As much as I hated these depressed feelings and wanted them gone, they served a purpose. It was my mind and body telling me “Hey, hold on a sec, we are not in alignment and we don’t want to go any further until we are.” So in a way, it was a way of my body and subconscious looking out for me. Thinking of my depression not as a curse or something terrible that afflicted me, but rather as a positive wake up call, helped me release the pressure of “getting better’ and made me focus on my own self and my alignment.
Again it was hard and frustrating. I felt like I was stranded in the ocean with my head just above the water amidst enormous waves, trying desperately to stay afloat and not drown.
Thanks to my counselling at PCCS Mediators & Counsellors, not only did I make it past the ocean waves but I feel like I’ve come out better than before. Things that used to bother me don’t do so any more. That feels liberating! The worry that used to plague me is not even an issue. That feels like the biggest breath of fresh air! The self-doubt I had has been replaced with self-confidence, and it is a huge relief! I am not saying life is perfect. It never is. I’ll still have my bad moments and bad days but I certainly feel more prepared for them and have confidence in my resources to help me through.” SS
Payment and Insurance Coverage Options
We offer 60 minute counselling services unless otherwise agreed. You can pay by cash, debit, Mastercard or Visa (we do not take cheques). Services are often covered under your employee extended benefits plan for registered social workers and registered psychologists . Typically you pay us and we provide you with a receipt for you to forward to your insurance provider designate. Further, registered social workers and registered psychologists are an allowable expense under the medical claim on your tax return as per Revenue Canada rules
We make every effort to get you in for a session within the same week as your call to us. We understand that once you find the courage to make the call you don’t want to have to wait several weeks or months for an appointment.
Types of Counselling Include:
Face to Face – By far the most common type and most effective form of counselling. Daytime, Evening & Weekend Appointments available in the following offices:
Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Guelph and Rockwood locations.
Telephone – Anywhere in Ontario. 1.866.506.PCCS (7227). Or email to inquire firstname.lastname@example.org and block off your time with the therapist.
Online – anywhere in Ontario