Counselling can be a big step, and it can be uncomfortable. We have outlined a bit about the process and what you can expect. We hope this helps to reduce the anxiety that comes with trying something different.
We all struggle with things that we do not want to share with others and often the fear of talking about these things makes it worse. We use a non-judgemental, open and inclusive approach. Regardless of your background, your current situation or concerns, we are happy to hear from you.
In our first meeting, we will ask a series of gentle questions aimed at developing a good understanding of how we can help you meet your goals. This is a relaxed, self-driven process. You do not have to talk about things you do not feel comfortable about. We will always meet you where you are and work with you in a way that you feel comfortable. At the end of our first session, we will have a fully developed recovery plan and set goals for the work ahead.
Our recovery plan will be based on your circumstances and your goals, we will select a helping strategy that is right for you. Parry Sound Counselling uses a variety of approaches that have been proven to be safe and effective. Certain approaches have been proven to be more effective for certain problems. We will help you pick the right strategy for you. If we can't help you quickly and effectively, we will connect you to someone who can.
At Parry Sound Counselling you can trust that your information will be kept completely confidential. We use the most up to date and verified professional services. Our files are stored according to the highest Personal Health Information Privacy Standards.
Often, treatment is a group process. Whether you need us to work with your doctor, health care practitioner, lawyer, employer or others, we are ready and able to help. Depending on the package you select (See fees and billing) we can provide reports, letters, assessments, consultations, case-management supports, and care coordination.
If you have worked with us in the past, you can reactivate your account quickly and easily. We are always happy to pick up where we left off, or help with a new issue. Often it is easier to reach out if you already have a good relationship. Don't let gains fall to the wayside. A quick phone call, email or booster session to help maintain your progress.
Depending on the type of treatment, you may be required to read, write, or think about things on in between sessions. This can help you make bigger changes. Parry Sound Counselling provides free apps, online resources, workbooks, handouts and other resources that can guide you through homework activities.
Parry Sound Counselling main office is located at 3 Lipsett Lane, McDougall (10 minutes outside of Parry Sound Ontario). You will need a vehicle to access the Centre. Arrangements to meet in town are possible if needed. Our staff are available via phone, email, videoconference, and virtual therapy. Occasionally, Parry Sound Counselling can do home visits when necessary. Please explain your needs/circumstances if you'd like home visits.
Stuff happens! We understand. If you need to reschedule your appointment just go online and rebook a time that works for you. We will send you reminders for 24 hours in advance.You may always reschedule our meeting if your situation changes. You will not be charged for rescheduling with 24 hours notice. Cancelation after 24 hours, may result in your being charged for the session. If you do not show up for a scheduled appointment, or contact us in advance, you will be required to pay for the missed session.
Please click below to book an appointment or call (705) 716-0749, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.You will be asked your name, contact information, and a small summary of why you want to come for counselling. You don't have to explain everything right away.