Counselling Services:

Counselling Services

Our Counselling Services help children, youth and their family improve their ability to cope with stresses at home, in school, and in the community.

Who is eligible for our services?

To be eligible for our Counselling Services, the child/youth must

  • be under 18 years of age,
  • live in the Region of Peel for service in English, or live in either the Region of Peel or the Region of Halton for service in French, and
  • have needs that can be met through in-office services.

What do we do?

Working in partnership with the child/youth and his/her family in a respectful, responsive and affirming manner, we aim to:
  • restore and enhance unique problem-solving and coping skills,
  • increase the child's/youth's ability to experience improved relationships within their family, school and community.

Counselling begins with an initial single session appointment. Single Session Therapy (SST) is an evidence-informed intervention. The model focuses on the child, youth and/or their family’s needs and preferences, building on their strengths to develop a plan to address a specific issue. Family members begin to understand the issues differently and this, in turn, encourages them to try new approaches and strategies to address their concern. If after trying to implement the strategies, they require further assistance, they can either access another SST or pursue goals in ongoing counselling.

Peel Children’s Centre also offers Tangerine Walk-In Counselling (Tangerine) in partnership with Associated Youth Services of Peel and Rapport Youth & Family Services. Tangerine uses the same evidence-informed intervention as Single Session Therapy, but no appointment is needed. Tangerine service is available at Peel Children’s Centre on Wednesdays. Visit for more information.


How can you access these services?

To access Counselling Services, please call Access to Mental Health Services for Children and Youth at 905-451-4655.

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