Stopping the Violence Women’s Counselling 19 or over – Funded by the BC Ministry of Justice

Stopping the Violence therapy is for women who want to understand what has happened to them either as children or adults and to change learned patterns of behavior. Ann Davis Services offers counselling for women who have suffered any form of current or past abuse; emotional, physical, verbal, sexual, religious, psychological, financial or social.

We provide a safe environment where any aspect of abuse can be discussed in confidence.

Our goal is to help women understand themselves and to gain confidence in making choices.

Play Therapy

The counsellor works one-to-one with children, and with their families, using a wide range of techniques that compliment play therapy and attachment theory. She also works with other counsellors within the organization to find the best and most effective ways to help support the family as a whole.

At Ann Davis Transition Society, we use a client-centered approach that grants children and adolescents the freedom to be themselves without facing evaluation, judgement or pressure to change.

Youth

We offer youth counselling for a wide range of issues including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, bullying. Our experienced and compassionate counsellors work with youth and their parents in efforts to influence needed conversations and to reduce emotional irritability.

Since 2013, there has been:

  • A 29% increase in counselling sessions from young people struggling with mental and emotional health concerns
  • A 22% increase in counselling sessions from young people with thoughts of suicide

Men’s

We offer individual sessions to men that are designed to promote the wellbeing of men, their relationships, and their families. Preventative in nature, this time is designed to enable men to build and nurture positive self-esteem for themselves, thereby improving their relationships.

This service addresses the health and welfare of men by empowering men to make healthy choices in their lives and to establish strong support networks and violence free relationships.

Couples

We offer couple’s therapy as a preventive measure. We want to promote violence free relationships, which includes emotional and verbal violence as well.

Being a couple takes a lot of hard work! Dissatisfying intimate relationships can cause partners to become anxious, depressed, and increase communication problems.

Couple’s counselling offers both partners a chance to be heard and understood by each other, as well as learning tools in order to construct a healthier relationship. Couple’s counselling is a way to get professional guidance from a skilled therapist in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

Family

We offer family therapy as a preventive measure.  We want to promote violence free relationships among family members.  It truly takes healthy families to make healthy communities.

Families are able to attend sessions and receive therapy for a variety of reasons, including wanting to improve communication, resolve conflict, and gain skills in respectful parenting and partnering.

If you are a family facing transitions such as changing from a two parent family to a single parent family or you are facing overwhelming changes in a blended family; you may benefit from family counselling and learn to meet the challenges by developing new skills and solutions.  We also offer family counselling for divorced/separated partners who are wanting to learn how to co-parent together respectfully.