Trauma Counselling Program
As part of our efforts to fight COVID-19 and maintain the health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, clients and community, we will be moving to telephone and videoconferencing counselling sessions for the Trauma Counselling Fee for Service and Stopping the Violence Program. New referrals may access the service in this way as well.
We will maintain counsellor coverage 5 days per week (M-F) at Women’s Place for crisis situations (fleeing imminent interpersonal violence, safety and security of women and children).
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Learn more about SOURCES’ response here.
Our experienced trauma counsellors provide free individual and group counselling for women who have experienced sexual assault, childhood trauma, and/or intimate partner abuse.
We strive to prevent and treat the negative impact of violence on women and children in our community. Women who have experienced violence have the opportunity to heal from their wounds in a safe, non-oppressive environment. Counselling combines the most up to date trauma treatment practices with the principles of Feminist theory. We offer counselling in three distinct formats, short term crisis counselling, long-term trauma counselling and group counselling.
Short-Term Crisis Counselling
Women who have experienced a physical assault by an intimate partner or a sexual assault within the past six months are eligible for up to eight (8) sessions of immediate crisis counselling. We emphasize your safety and emotional stability through solution-focused counselling and emotional support.
Women often experience extended periods of depression, anxiety/panic, low self-esteem, and relational difficulties related to traumatic stress. We provide longer term one-to-one counselling for those who need more support to recover from the effects of traumatic stress. Please note that there is often a waitlist for long-term counselling.
We strongly encourage you to participate in our groups. Groups help to lessen feelings of shame and isolation. Women report that the group experience is an especially self-empowering one. Contact us to find out about current groups!
This Program receives funding from the Ministry of Justice – Stopping the Violence Programs.
To schedule an intake interview for the program or inquire about our services please call us at this number, extension 1820.
Hours of Operation
|Monday – Friday||8:30 am – 4:30 pm|
Closed on Holidays