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Upcoming Events

Woolwich Counselling Centre is providing no cost in-person and virtual small group therapy sessions and workshops for children, youth, adults, and seniors in 2021-2022.

To register, please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org. There are limited spots for small group therapy sessions and some workshops, so please register early. Registration closes one week prior to the start of the event.

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In-person small group therapy
Ages 12-16
Bi-weekly drop-in starting Monday, Sept. 20 2021, 4-5 pm

This facilitated therapy group provides a safe, fun, and respectful environment to connect and seek support.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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BUILDING BETTER BOUNDARIES

In-person small group therapy for adults
Thursdays, Oct. 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9 2021 6-8 pm

This eight-week psychoeducational therapy group explores the importance of healthy boundaries in relationships, and provides concrete information and strategies to develop and maintain them.

This group will explore why setting healthy boundaries can feel challenging, and offer steps to overcome these barriers. 

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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STAND TALL

In-person small group therapy
Ages 7-9
Mondays, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 2021, 5-6 pm

This six-week therapy group promotes confidence and assertiveness enabling children to protect and express themselves.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING EATING DISORDERS

Virtual adult workshop
Monday, Oct. 25 2021, 7-8:30 pm

Eating disorders impact an estimated 2.7 million people in Canada and are often misunderstood.

This workshop will help you learn how to help others who may be affected. It will help you recognize the early signs of disordered eating, respond in a compassionate manner, and learn about supportive resources.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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NO NEED TO FRET

In-person small group therapy
Ages 8-11
Tuesdays, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 2021, 5-6 pm

Does your child worry excessively? Do worries and fears interfere with your child’s ability to enjoy a carefree childhood?

Appropriate and timely intervention can help anxious children grow up to be healthy adults. This five-session therapy group provides strategies to help anxious children better manage fears and worries.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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GLAD TO BE ME

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Thursday, Oct. 28 2021, 4-5 pm

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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MINDFULNESS

Virtual small group therapy for adults
Mondays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6 2021, 7-8 pm

This six-week therapy group will help you discover a healthier, more relaxed and focused YOU.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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BOUNDARY AND ASSERTIVENESS SKILL-BUILDING 101

Virtual adult workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 2 2021, 7-8 pm

An important part of mental health is being able to communicate with others about how you would like to be treated.

You will learn about healthy and unhealthy boundaries and the differences between passive, aggressive, and assertive communication styles. Being assertive can help you manage stress, anger, and improve relationships. It can also boost your self-esteem to enable you to define your personal boundaries.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (CBT) ANXIETY SKILLS GROUP

Virtual small group therapy for adults
Tuesdays, Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14 2021, 6:30-8 pm

This psycho-educational six-session therapy group will teach you about CBT, an evidence-based approach that focuses on the way people think and act and how these contribute to mood.

You will be provided with the tools necessary to begin managing your symptoms of stress, depression, and/or anxiety by learning strategies to support mental well-being. Topics such as self-care, goal setting, styles of distorted thinking, how to overcome negative thoughts using thought logs, and thought challenging strategies will be covered.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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CONQUERING TEEN ANXIETY

In-person small group therapy 
Ages 12-14
Wednesdays, Nov. 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1, 8 2021, 5-6 pm

Adolescents face many different pressures and stressors. All teens feel anxious from time to time but some experience anxiety more than others.

This five-week therapy group will help teens learn effective ways to cope with teenage pressures and stress. They will learn strategies to better manage anxiety and feel more in control of their lives.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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UNDERSTANDING ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT

Virtual adult workshop
Wednesday, Nov. 17 2021, 7-8 pm

Stress on communities, institutions, families, and individuals increases the risks of possible neglect and abuse to those members in our community who rely on others for care and daily needs.

This workshop will create awareness and increase understanding of what abuse and neglect may look like in its various forms, and how we can come together to care for, protect, and prevent any harm to our elders.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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STRENGTHENING CONNECTION WITH OUR KIDS

Virtual adult workshop
Thursday, Nov. 18 2021, 7-8 pm

This workshop will provide strategies to minimize power struggles, parent-child conflict, and promote positive, respectful, and cooperative relationships with our kids.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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GLAD TO BE ME

In-person workshop
Ages 4-7
Thursday, Nov. 25 2021, 4-5 pm

This fun-filled children’s workshop promotes self-esteem and self-worth.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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COPING WITH LONELINESS

Virtual adult workshop
Wednesday, Dec. 1 2021, 7-8 pm

Humans are innately social. Any physical, emotional or psychological disruption can trigger feelings of loneliness.

This workshop will provide you with tools to identify and respond to loneliness and build resiliency.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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MANAGING THE STRESS OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Virtual adult workshop
Wednesday, Dec. 8 2021, 7-8 pm

This workshop will provide tips to minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays and to make changes to ensure this season is truly worth celebrating.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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ANYTHING BUT MERRY

Virtual adult workshop
Monday, Dec. 13 2021, 7-8 pm

When you’re grieving, the holiday season can seem Anything But Merry. It can be a time of overwhelming emotions and new challenges.

Join us at our virtual education session where we acknowledge the difficulties the holiday season can bring and share coping strategies to help you through.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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HOLIDAY GRIEF

In-person children’s workshop
Ages 4-10
Wednesday, Dec. 15 2021, 6-7 pm

Children who are facing this holiday season without a loved one (parent, sibling, grandparent, friend, or pet) are invited to attend an evening of activities and support. This workshop will help prepare them for this difficult time.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

Past Events

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THE ROLE OF THE COMMUNITY IN SUICIDE PREVENTION

BUILDING A SUICIDE ALERT COMMUNITY

Virtual adult workshop
Thursday, Sept. 16 2021, 7-8 pm

Communities play an important role in suicide prevention; they can provide individuals with support, and help give a sense of belonging and a feeling of connectedness.

This presentation will explore how we all have a role to play in the work of suicide prevention including: General suicide prevention awareness; how to identify invitations for help from someone who is struggling; available community resources; resiliency, and protective factors.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-CARE

Virtual adult workshop
Tuesday, Sept. 28 2021, 7-8 pm

This workshop is aimed at identifying key elements of care that can impact mood and overall well-being. Learn how to support your physical and mental health through day-to-day behavioural change.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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UNDERSTANDING COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (CBT)

Virtual adult workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 12 2021, 7-8 pm

Learn about an evidence-based approach commonly used in mental health counselling to support clients struggling with stress, depression and/or anxiety.

You will be introduced to the CBT Model and learn how thoughts, emotions, and behaviours interact as well as the value of changing negative thinking patterns.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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BUILDING RESILIENCE

Virtual adult workshop
Monday, Oct. 4 2021, 7-8 pm

Building resilience brings peace, hope, and happiness into your life and can equip you to better support yourself and others.

Join us to discover how to learn from and grow through adversity. We will help you build a resilience plan and learn new skills to apply to your life when stressful situations arise.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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2SLGBTQ+ UNDERSTANDING AND AWARENESS

Virtual youth and adult workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 5 2021, 7-8 pm

This workshop will provide an understanding and awareness of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Topics include terminology, myth-busters, and the impact homophobia has on a community. Developing a better understanding enables everyone to feel accepted and respected.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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PARENTING YOUR ANXIOUS CHILD

Virtual adult workshop
Thursday, Oct. 14 2021, 7-8 pm

All children experience fears during their development. It can affect sleep, appetite, school performance, and general well-being. Anxiety can strain family relationships and parenting.

This workshop addresses the causes, symptoms, and treatment of anxiety in children. Tips are provided for parents to assist children in managing their anxiety. Strategies that enable families to cope are also shared.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?

Virtual adult workshop
Monday, Oct. 18 2021, 7-8 pm

Mindfulness is proven to be highly effective for both physical and emotional health, including anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep disorders, and chronic pain.

This workshop will provide participants with a thorough understanding of mindfulness and the well-being it can bring to our lives.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org

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MANAGING CAREGIVER FATIGUE

Virtual adult workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 19 2021, 7-8 pm

Being a caregiver has many rewards and can be very emotionally fulfilling. However, it can also be demanding and impact mental and emotional well-being.

Join us to equip yourself with coping skills, self-care, and strategies to prevent caregiver fatigue.

Register now: Please call 519-669-8651 or email us at info@woolwichcounselling.org