Since 1993 the Women’s Counselling Service has been providing counselling free of charge to women (aged 19 and over) who have felt the impact of abuse. Abuse may take many forms including physical, sexual, or emotional. The abuse may be happening now, or it may have happened years ago. Whenever it happened and whatever form it takes, it often has an impact on women’s lives in a number of ways. This counselling helps women to recover from the harm they have experienced and reclaim healthy satisfying lives by:
- understanding how abuse works
- exploring the impact it has had
- identifying and using existing strengths and skills
- learning new skills and resources
- building supportive relationships and communities.
The counselling service works with women who seek service to identify counselling goals and service options. Most of the counselling is provided individually on a short or long term basis, depending on the needs of the woman seeking service. When resources are available we facilitate time limited support groups.
Access to Program:
Women can apply to this program by contacting Sunshine Coast Community Services Society. No referral is required. The program is free and confidential.
Location and Hours:
Counselling is offered at two locations – in Sechelt and in Gibsons. Please click on this link to be directed for directions, hours of operation and more contact information. Flexible hours are offered. Consultations are made by appointment.
Marj Brown, Program Coordinator