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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Counselling is a professional service that addresses the emotional and day-to-day challenges that impact individuals and family’s well-being. Counselling at Centre Bethany Centre involves creating safe spaces for individuals and families to explore and express the difficulties and distresses that one/they may be thinking, feeling and behaving while collaboratively creating achievable goals in a non-judgemental, confidential, supportive environment.

 

Spiritual Direction is a spiritual discipline that addresses your relationship and your journey with The Holy/God. Spiritual Direction at Centre Bethany Centre is a form of soul care. It allows a director to accompany a directee for the purpose of examining his/her relationship with God. The director is not an advisor but a facilitator for helping the directee on their spiritual journey in deepening and strengthening his/her relationship with the Creator while noticing the Creator’s presence in his/her everyday life.

African cultural context involves family values, historical values, relationship with family members, community, nature and one’s own spirituality.

 

When we speak about healing in an African cultural context, we speak about sickness. Sickness does not only refer to pain in the body, it also refers to an imbalance within the human being. In the African cultural context, healing is restoring harmony, wholeness in you and your relationships (family, community, nature and spirituality).

Everyone’s journey, challenges and goals are different. There is no arbitrary number that one will have to stick to, but it is dependent on what you are getting out of the sessions and how they are helping you manage your daily lives. At Centre Bethany Centre, you become the agency of change in your life.

Centre Bethany Centre fees are as follows:
Individual Counselling - $125.00 / session (50 minutes)
Family Counselling - $180 / session (50 minutes) which includes up to (4) family members. Additional family members are charged $55.00 /each.
Spiritual Direction - $85.00 / session (60 minutes)

You will meet with the counsellor in a safe and confidential virtual space. Together, we will review your completed intake package and consent forms that will give you an opportunity to ask and/or clarify any further concerns you may have. We will then speak about what has brought you to counselling and what you hope to gain from counselling. If you feel that there is a connection, then we will continue our journey together for further sessions.

We use humour and laughter where appropriate, coupled with a combination of eclectic modalities to treating traumas. Some of the therapeutic modalities used for counselling are:

• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
• Family Systems Theory (FST)
• Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT)
• Brief Solution Focused Therapy (BSFT)
• Client Centered Therapy (CCT)

At this time, Centre Bethany Centre does not offer sliding-scale payments. We believe that counselling should be a naturally budgeted expense and as such have set fees for our services. We offer a one-time 15-mins free consultation service which can be scheduled through our booking site. In addition, we have a list of Additional Supports that may be helpful in your journey of healing and well-being further down on this page.

We accept e-transfers to candis@centrebethanycentre.com and most major credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Amex, Discover), Apple Pay and Google Pay.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS – If you are experiencing an emergency or life-threatening situation, please call 911 or visit your closest emergency room

24-HOUR CRISIS LINE(S)

Assaulted Women’s Helpline

1-866-863-7878

Kid’s Help Line

1-800-668-6868

Markham Stouffville Hospital

(905) 472-7111

Women’s Centre of York Region

(905) 853-9270

Women’s Support Network of York Region (Sexual Assault Crisis Line)

1-800-263-6734

York Region and South Simcoe’s Community Crisis Response Service

310-COPE (2673)

BEREAVEMENT SERVICES

Kids Grief

www.kidsgrief.ca

My Grief

www.mygrief.ca

Virtual Hospice

www.virtualhospice.ca

CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETIES

Catholic Community Services of York Region

1-877-761-1155

York Region Children’s Aid Society

1-800-718-3850

COURT / LEGAL SUPPORT

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)

(416) 408-3320 ext.828

Family Law Information Centre / Family Court

(905) 853-4809

Legal Aid Ontario

1-800-668-8258

Victim Witness Assistance Program

(905) 853-4818

MENTAL HEALTH COMMUNITY SUPPORTS

Canadian  Mental Health Association (CMHA)

York Region: 1-866-531-2600

Peel Dufferin: 1-877-451-2123

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

1-800-463-2338

Connex Ontario

1-866-531-2600

Durham Mental Health Services (DMHS)

1-800-742-1890 or (905) 666-0831

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

York Region: (905) 895-4242

Durham Region: (905) 430-4055

WOMEN’S SHELTERS

Blue Door Shelters

1-888-554-4425

E.T.A. Vaughan

1-877-382-1888

Sandgate Women’s Shelter

1-800-661-8294

Yellow Brick House

1-800-263-3247