Our counsellors work from a feminist-based counselling model. Our non-judgmental approach recognizes that women’s feelings and problems are not signs of weakness or sickness, but understandable coping responses for dealing with complicated lives.
You and your counsellor will work together to help you develop a sense of your own power and ability to manage your life in healthy ways by becoming aware of your emotions, strengths, needs, and supports.
You will be seeing a qualified, experienced counsellor who will help you identify and understand your problems and help you find new ways of dealing with your concerns.
Some issues you may want to talk about include:
You do not need a referral from a doctor to use our counselling services. For more information about our general counselling services, or for post-abortion counselling, please call counselling intake 204-947-2422 ext. 204. Our intake counsellor can answer your questions, tell you about wait times, register you for groups, and find other helpful resources.
The Circle is a directed discussion and support group open to all women, including trans women. Using topics related to wellness chosen by the women in the group, we will consider a set of thought-provoking questions to guide our discussion. Together, we will examine the many messages we hear as women about what it means to be well. We will share ideas, wisdom, opinions, and practical tips for living. The Circle is a place to come rest and connect; those who prefer to listen are welcome.
The Circle will meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month (except holidays) at 419 Graham Ave. Registration is required.
To register, please call Canadace at 204-947-2422, ext. 221.
Refreshments served. Bus tickets available.
Please note: There may be a waiting list for some WHC counselling services.
There are other counselling services in Winnipeg that are free or have a sliding fee scale (based on your income). Some workplaces have free Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). Students, please check with Student Services at your University or College to find out more about the supports they offer.
If you are in crisis, please call Klinic Crisis Line: 204-786-8686
If you are not in crisis and looking for professional counselling services, the following offer low-cost or free counselling:
Aurora Counselling Centre: 204-786-9251 (sliding scale)
Aulneau Renewal Centre: 204-987-7090
Centre Renaissance Centre 204-256-6750 (bilingual, sliding scale)
Family Dynamics: 204-947-2128 (formerly called Family Centre)
Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre: 204-477-1123
Jewish Child and Family Counselling Services: 204-477-7430 (open to all faiths and cultural groups)
Klinic Community Health Centre: 204-784-4059
Ma Mawi wi Chi Itata Centre (Aboriginal): 204-925-0300
Mount Carmel Clinic: 204-589-9475
North End Women’s Centre: 204-589-7374
Pluri-elles: 204-233-1735 (French)
First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line (toll-free, 24 hours/day)
Call 1-855-242-3310 for immediate, culturally competent, crisis intervention telephone support for First Nations and Inuit people of all ages. Counselling is available in English &French; also in Cree, Ojibway & Inuktut on request.