Hello, and welcome! We are so happy that you’ve decided to reach out for support. We want to give you a little information about counselling and what services we offer before you get started. The following information will help you fill out your application more smoothly!
There are a lot of different forms of counselling/therapy that are offered, and below is a brief summary of the options we offer here at Aulneau. It is also important to know that Aulneau does not provide the following services:
Crisis Services, Long Term Therapy, Psychological Assessments, Psycho-educational Assessments, Legal Counselling, Parental Capacity Assessments, Divorce Mediation, Addictions Treatment Programming, Eating Disorder Treatment Programming
What does Counselling Involve?
Here at Aulneau we offer short-term individual counselling (up to 12-sessions) for children, adolescents, and adults; dyad work for parents and children; dyad work for couples; family counselling for 3+ people; groups; and parenting workshops.
Counselling is a collaborative process between you and your therapist. The therapist has some responsibility in this process, and so does the client. It’s important to know that some people find counselling very helpful, and others don’t. Sometimes people feel worse before they feel better, and others don’t.
There are a few things that will make it more likely that your experience with counselling will be successful. Counselling is most effective when you complete any recommended “homework” and come to your regularly scheduled appointments (the frequency of which will be decided by you and your therapist).
Also, the relationship between you and your therapist is one of the most important parts. Client’s are most successful when they feel like it is a good fit between themselves and their therapist. For this reason, we encourage you to let us know if you do not feel that your therapist is the right match for you and/or your needs.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about counselling here at Aulneau! We look forward to learning more about you and how we can best support your needs.
Making A Self-Referral or Referring Your Child
When an individual or family arrives at the decision to seek counselling services at Aulneau Renewal Centre there are general steps that are followed:
- Please go to the link at the bottom of the page to access our on-line Intake forms.
- Upon receipt of a completed intake form, our intake staff will determine if we would be able to provide appropriate services to you.
- You will be contacted once your intake form is received. To determine the sliding scale rate, you will need to submit your Notice of Assessment from the most recent tax year. Please ensure that this information is provided before the deadline that will be communicated to you once your intake form has been received.
- If a Notice of Assessment is unavailable, we accept the following documents as proof of income:
- Pay statements (from the past 3 months)
- EIA budget letter
- Notice of Assessment
- Record of employment
- T1 General Income Tax and Benefit Return form
- The intake team will provide details on the approximate length of the wait and when you can expect your first appointment.
*Please note that children of separated parents will need written permission from both parents in order to obtain therapy, prior to the first session.