Any person in the community can encounter life-events or trauma that overwhelm them and exceed their ability to cope. These events include parenting or family/couple conflicts and violence; personal losses through death, divorce, termination of employment; caring for aging parents; and present/past abusive relationships. Research confirms that trauma and loss can result in diminished function. These life events and exposure to trauma also put people at increased risk for depression, anxiety, suicidality, anger, violence, addiction and other losses in capacity
The industry experience and research in delivering fully accessible counselling services demonstrates that 6%-10% of the population will request counselling for trauma related issues in any given year. Currently counselling is available to approximately 4% of the population of Kitchener and Waterloo via the various counselling agencies (as per annual reports). Our own statistics demonstrate that 66% of our clients present with clinically significant mental health issues that left unaddressed cause the potential for involvement with the courts, police, hospitals, attendance counsellors, addictions treatment agencies, women's shelters and children's aid societies
Therapeutic Counselling interventions use clients' strengths and help to increase capacity; people heal from the effects of trauma and use their strengths, resources and abilities to live fulfilling lives.
At KW Counselling Services we are able to deliver short/medium term counselling and single session therapy.
The Walk In Counselling Clinic operates Thursdays from 12:00 - 6:00 pm and clients leave their 1.5 hour session with a written plan that begins addressing their concerns. Clients are asked to work with the plan for a week or more. After that time, if clients think they would benefit from further sessions, they may again attend the Walk-In Counselling Clinic, or they may call to request short/medium term counselling.
480 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON, N2G 4K5 Map
1-800-808-2680 (Toll Free)
Ages served: All ages
Languages served: English
Fees: Yes (Contact for more information.)