Creating solutions, together.
There are times in everyone’s life when a little extra support is needed. Family Service Regina helps people deal with a wide range of life events from coping with daily pressures, like job loss or relationship problems – to addressing mental health issues and breaking intergenerational cycles of abuse.
Our counselling services are for individuals, couples and families. All of our counsellors have master’s level training, numerous years of experience and work from a variety of research and trauma-informed approaches, and always hold ourselves accountable to you.
Counselling can equip you with tools for change, help you heal and prepare you to move forward.
“We really did explore so much and I was able to apply it at depth. I still am. At the same time, our sessions were simple somehow and never intense or rushed . . . The support and resulting benefits from my sessions were and continue to be significant. I have improved my emotional, mental and physical well-being as a result of the listening, caring and professional input from my counsellor.”
-Family Service Regina counselling client
Frequently Asked Questions About Counselling
What issues do people talk about in counselling?
Common topics include:
- Anxiety, stress and worry
- Marital issues
- Self-esteem issues
- Drug and alcohol concerns
- Domestic violence
- Trauma, including sexual or physical assault or abuse
- Self-injuring behaviours
- Relationship break-up
- Eating issues
How do I know if counselling will help me?
There are times when everyone feels stressed, overwhelmed, depressed, and anxious. However, sometimes these feelings last for a long time or become difficult to manage. They may start interfering with your health, relationships, school or work. When this happens, counselling may help.
How much does counselling cost?
Counselling fees can be calculated on a sliding-fee scale. Fees are based on income level and family size and will be determined at the time of the telephone intake when you call to request service.
Some programs are subsidized with no direct cost to the client. Support for subsidized programming is received from United Way, City of Regina, Ministry of Social Services, and Saskatchewan Justice.
Nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds.
What can I expect from counselling?
You will meet with a counsellor for about one hour. The counsellor will explore with you the issues that you are experiencing. Together, you will set goals to work on the things that are important to you and move toward the future you want.
Changes that happen in counselling may include decisions that you make, new habits or ways of coping that you practice, different ways of relating to others, healing from traumatic experiences. The focus is yours to determine.
Sometimes counselling lasts for one or two sessions to solve a simple issue and sometimes the counselling work can be a longer process if the issues are complex or long term. From time to time, you will be given a survey to help you and your counsellor track the changes that you achieve.
What about confidentiality?
Please see our policy on protecting the confidentiality and privacy of client information here.
How do I book an appointment?
Contact Family Service Regina at 306-757-6675. Ask to speak with the Intake Counsellor, who will ask you some questions about yourself and your situation and guide you through the process of beginning counselling.
How do I cancel an appointment?
If it is necessary to cancel an appointment, please try to provide 24 hours notice. To cancel an appointment, call 757-6675
Please note that for some Employee Assistance Program clients, the cost of missed appointments and appointment cancellations with less that 24 hours notice are the responsibility of the employee.
Looking for Immediate help?
We offer free Rapid Access Counselling five days a week, click below to learn more.