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Counselling/Neurofeedback Programs

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Free for foster children and at risk youth - Fee for Service otherwise

 
These SOS Children’s Village BC services are for individuals who are experiencing difficulties in their lives that are preventing them from moving forward.

 

MAKING SENSE OF CHALLENGE AND CHANGE

 
Occasionally, individual’s lives are interrupted by challenging events that can cause them grief and confusion.  As a result, they might feel vulnerable or afraid, and unable to carry out day-to-day tasks. Some might even be facing some personality change as a result of the struggle.

It often helps to talk to a professional, someone who can help them understand that their behaviour is not so abnormal but may be the outcome of anxiety – stress associated with the area of difficulty they are experiencing in their lives.

Sometimes in our lives we find that we are unhappy, and yet not able to recognize the problem. It may be that we need to consider changing some parts of our lives, our behaviour, job, relationships, home circumstances, or consider challenging ourselves to reach a goal.

Our professional counsellors can help those struggling to make sense out of the disorder that is occurring in their lives. Our counsellors guide and facilitate the resolution of issues through the following programs:

  • Expressive Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Neurofeedback Training

 

 

In this clip the mother talks about how her daughter used to be very isolating and there would be an hour and a half fight of screaming and yelling just to make her bed. After the therapy, the daughter is no longer oppositional, they no longer have the old battles, she is sharing more due to having the language to express how she feels. The mother never expected results so quickly - vast changes after only the 2nd session - the daughter is on par emotionally with her peers now. Doug West, Manager of Autism Services, interviews.

 

In this first clip of four, the mothers each talk about the initial diagnosis and their child's difficulty dealing with people and school, and the positive changes from the therapy. "Mom, I feel better. I can do this now." Video by Geoff Webb, Vancouver Filmmaker and Photographer: cargocollective.com/geoffwebb.

 

In this second clip of four, the mothers talk about living with an autistic child before the therapy and after the therapy. About how their kids feel more comfortable in their skin and have friends now. The parents feel like they can finally let go a little as a result of the treatment. Video by Geoff Webb, Vancouver Filmmaker and Photographer: cargocollective.com/geoffwebb.

 

In this third clip of four, the mothers talk about how their kids felt locked in their own world before treatment, and now they can calm themselves and manage/cope much better. About how sometimes one mother forgets she even has an autistic son now. "Mom, I think I will be fine." Video by Geoff Webb, Vancouver Filmmaker and Photographer: cargocollective.com/geoffwebb. Doug West, Manager of Autism Services, interviews.

 

In this last clip in the series, the mothers talk about how they're hearing from teachers about how much their kids have progressed, that there are no negative side effects from the therapy, and the big decrease they've noticed in anxiety. Video by Geoff Webb, Vancouver Filmmaker and Photographer: cargocollective.com/geoffwebb. Doug West, Manager of Autism Services, interviews.

 

COUNSELLING TO PROMOTE RESILIENCE

 
Individuals typically attend sessions for one hour a week for a maximum of one year.  On a case-by-case basis, depending on everyone’s unique situation, additional time can be granted to deal with their issues. 

While therapy sessions are largely client directed, the therapist will also introduce directives that can foster the expression and discussion of the issues that brought them to therapy. Sometimes, children will attend sessions together with their caregivers to work on their challenges.

Therapists work with parents, guardians and caregivers to promote and maintain resilience, security, and growth. The effectiveness of therapy is monitored through an outcome rating tool that tracks progress in four domains: Personal, Social, Family and Overall Well-being. 

 

 

PROGRAM LOCATION

 
Therapy sessions take place at our office location:

302 - 14225 57th Avenue, Surrey, BC

 

PROGRAM FUNDING AND COSTS

 

  • Private funding
  • Individualized funding

 

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HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH SOS COUNSELLING SERVICES?

 
Please fill out our confidential referral form.

 

 

       

It Takes a Village

 

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