Group Counselling Services

Groups can be powerful in facilitating growth and change.  Groups help persons to receive understanding, support and encouragement from others who are dealing with similar issues (allows persons to know they are not alone); and to again different perspectives, ideas and viewpoints on the issues they are facing.

Groups have been found to be a very effective means of treatment, and in some cases might be the more appropriate form of treatment for some persons or for certain types of concerns.  Groups provide a sense of acceptance and belonging with the benefit of interaction within a peer group.

Rapport’s groups program provide a safe place for youth to express their concerns, talk about  their problems and challenges, and to understand that they are not alone in their struggle.  The groups provide the opportunity for youth to share their experiences about a broad range of issues, while new ideas and possibilities are discussed in an empowering and supportive atmosphere.

Our groups focus on areas of anger management, stress management, self-esteem, relationships, and parent-teen conflict.  Referrals to our groups can be made by youth, school counsellors, principals, teachers, parents and other community and family members.

If you would like information about our group programs, please contact Joan Manning, Manager, Counselling Services at 455-4100.