Counselling is the use of a professional, non-judgmental, mutually respectful and empowering relationship that provides clients an opportunity to work towards  living more satisfyingly and resourcefully through increased self-knowledge, emotional acceptance and growth.  

This unique and powerful relationship helps individuals to explore, change, or cope  with current life problems, stress, immediate crises, decision making, mental health  issues, relationship challenges, developmental issues and life transitions.  

The work may be short-term or long-term, depending on the nature of the  difficulties.  


Couples Counselling

Do you find that you and your partner are stuck in an ongoing negative cycle and neither of you are happy in your relationship? Are you and your partner repeating patterns and you are unsure of why? Maybe you are contemplating whether you want to end your relationship? Please consider what can be gained from couples therapy where you and your partner can work through the issues that you are facing. Counselling can help you to gain a better understanding of yourselves and your relationship as well as the steps that each of you can take to have a more connected and loving relationship.

Child, Youth & Family Counselling

Are you finding that your child or teen is withdrawn or acting out at home, school or in the community? Do you find that you are frustrated and wondering what is going on with your child/teen? Do you want a better relationship with your child/children but are unsure of how to get there? Have you been considering whether your child might be struggling with anxiety, sadness or ADHD? Please consider the value of collaborating in therapy with your child/children or giving your child/teen a chance to meet a therapist alone to gain a better understanding of what is going on and what steps can be taken to make improvements.


Alicia Gillett and Cindy Owen at Natural Choice Medical Clinic in Guelph are registered Clinical Social Workers who can help you better manage the difficult situations in your life.