COUNSELLING

Professionally trained counselling staff work with an individual, couple, family or group to develop individualized strategies and solutions to address their concerns. Sessions are available in a number of languages, as well as via interpreter.

We are committed to supporting you in bringing about positive changes in your life. Your active participation in the counselling process will achieve the changes that you seek. Your appointment time is specifically set by you and your counsellor based upon your needs and schedule availability. Preferred times may not always be available but we will do our best to accommodate your needs and responsibilities.

Eligibility
Anyone living or working in the Region of Peel

Areas Served
Bolton, Brampton, Malton, Mississauga

Hours
Brampton Tuesday to Thursday 9:00am to 9:00pm
Malton Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm
Mississauga Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 9:00pm
  Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
  Saturday
(Excluding holiday weekends)
9:00am to 1:00pm

Fees
Fees are based upon a sliding scale (family size and combined income).

Languages
Services are provided in over 20 languages. Interpretive services are also available.


Individuals, Couples and Families Counselling

A wide array of interventions and support are available in this program to individuals, couples, families and groups, with the focus on helping people to manage life and everyday issues. Counselling staff work with their clients to develop personalized strategies and solutions that help to promote hope and wellness in the client, their family and the community at large.

Areas of counselling include:
  • Couple conflict
  • Death
  • Difficulties resulting from early childhood abuse (physical, emotional or sexual)
  • Eating disorders
  • Financial difficulty
  • Illness
  • Job loss
  • Parenting issues
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Stress


Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transsexual/Transgender Questioning (LGBTTQ) Program

In this program, counselling is provided to individuals questioning their sexual identity, “coming out”, family members seeking information on how to support a gay family member and teenagers experiencing interpersonal challenges. We also provide educational workshops on gay issues to community partners and run ongoing groups.

The Generations group is an opportunity for LGBTQ individuals to build interpersonal relationships, create networks for mutual support, discuss challenges related to LGBTQ issues and share empowering life stories. For specific group dates please call our Intake Department at 905-453-5775.

Family Services of Peel is proud to be a member of The Peel Positive Space Coalition and is an agency committed to anti-oppression, inclusion, access and diversity.

Please click here to view our LGBTQ brochure


Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Services (in both official languages) within this new FREE program, funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General, include individual counselling, group counselling, e-counselling and phone counselling for men over the age of 16 who have experienced historical or recent sexual abuse.

As the lead agency, Family Services of Peel has partnered with the following agencies/organizations to ensure that counselling services will be provided across the central region:

For more information or to book an appointment, please call the Toll-Free Intake number: 1-855-505-5205.

In addition to individual counselling, group counselling and phone counselling, Family Services of Peel is pleased to announce that e-counselling is now available for the Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse program.

To access this service, you must be registered in the Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse program. If you are not a client then please call our Toll-Free Intake number at 1-855-505-5205 for the enrolment process.

The Intake Department will guide you through the process of registering online for the e-counselling service.

Family Services of Peel also provides a Closed Group to male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. This therapeutic group offers participants an opportunity to manage feelings of anger, build support and resilience, reconnect and move out of social isolation, reframe relationships and intimacy and learn to move forward after trauma through Self-Care. For specific group dates please call our Intake Department at 905-453-5775.

Please click here to view our Men's Program brochure


Walk-In Counselling Service

This FREE, private and confidential counselling service is available without having to book an appointment. Meet with our professional and qualified multicultural staff for support, advocacy and referrals to other available services. Immediate Interventions and support are provided to individuals, couples and families who are:
  • Experiencing a crisis
  • Requiring immediate support
  • Looking to connect with a service provider
  • Seeking information about specific services in the community
  • Requiring advocacy and referrals
FREE Walk-In Counselling Services are provided at Family Services of Peel’s Mississauga office. Please see the location and times listed below:

Mississauga Every Wednesday 12:00pm to 8:00pm
  Every Saturday
(Excluding holiday weekends)
9:00am to 12:00pm
  151 City Centre Drive, Suite 501
905-270-2250

For more information on these programs or to book an appointment,
please call 905-453-5775