Counselling

We offer many types of counselling programs to children, youth, and their families based on their needs. Each of these programs may include individual counselling for the child or youth, parent support, and/or family therapy. Please see the list below for the description and referral requirements for each of the counselling programs we have to offer to Burnaby and New Westminster residents. See our Counselling Programs brochure here. To make a referral to one of these programs please click here.

Family Counselling Program

Provides long term counselling up to 12 sessions for children or youth under 19 with a range of family issues. Referrals may come from any source.

Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP)

Provides long term counselling up to 24 sessions for children or youth under 19 who have experienced historical sexual abuse, with clear disclosure that has been investigated. Referrals may come from any source.

Sexual Health Intervention Program (SHIP)

Provides long term counselling up to 12 sessions for children 12 years of age and under exhibiting sexually intrusive behaviour. Referrals may come from any source.

High-Risk Youth Program (HRYP)

Provides long term counselling up to 12 sessions for at-risk youth under 19. There is no waitlist for this program. Referrals must come through Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).

Trauma Program

Provides long term counselling up to 12 sessions for children or youth under 19 who have experienced trauma. Referrals must come through Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).

Child and Youth Mental Health Program (C&Y)

Provides long term counselling up to 12 sessions for children or youth under 19 exhibiting mental health issues. Referrals must come through Ministry of Children and Family Development’s Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Program.

Brief Family Program

Provides short term counselling up to 8 sessions for children or youth under 19 with families experiencing a situational crisis. There is no waitlist for this program. Referrals must come through Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).

Brief Sexual Abuse Counselling Program

Provides short term counselling up to 8 sessions for children or youth with a recent sexual abuse disclosure being investigated by Ministry of Children and Family Development and/or police. There is no waitlist for this program. Referrals may come from any source.