Child & Teen Counselling

Issues commonly addressed in child and teen counselling:

It can be challenging to determine when your child and/or teen may need counselling. The good news is, whether it is daily functioning or serious trauma, counselling always has benefits.



Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy​

Therapeutic Play

Therapeutic Play involves the use of toys, blocks, dolls, puppets, drawings, and games to help the child recognize, identify, and verbalize feelings. The psychotherapist observes how the child uses play materials and identifies themes or patterns to understand the child’s problems. Through a combination of talk and play the child has an opportunity to better understand and manage their conflicts, feelings, and behavior.

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Narrative Therapy

Narrative Therapy puts emphasis on helping people embrace being the expert on their own lives. There is an emphasis on the stories people develop and carry with them throughout their life. These stories influence how people see themselves and the world. Narrative therapists work to help clients put together their narrative in a way that allows clients to find their voice and explore events in their lives and the meanings they’ve built around those experiences. The client and therapist look at the story to identify the dominant stories and deconstruct problematic stories.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) can be used to treat older adolescents who have chronic suicidal feelings/thoughts, engage in intentionally self-harmful behaviors, or have Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT emphasizes taking responsibility for one’s problems and helps the person examine how they deal with conflict and intense negative emotions. This often involves a combination of group and individual sessions.
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) helps improve a child’s moods, anxiety, and behavior by examining confused or distorted patterns of thinking. CBT therapists teach children that thoughts cause feelings and moods which can influence behavior. During CBT, a child learns to identify harmful thought patterns. The therapist then helps the child replace this thinking with thoughts that result in more appropriate feelings and behaviors. Research shows that CBT can be effective in treating a variety of conditions, including depression and anxiety. Specialized forms of CBT have also been developed to help children coping with traumatic experiences.
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Frequently Asked

This will vary from person to person, but many of our clients experience positive, long-lasting changes within 8-12 sessions.

Individual counselling is $200 per 50 minute session and family counselling is $250 per 50 minute session.

Yes in certain circumstances. Please discuss this with your counsellor.

The short answer is yes. While each situation is unique, typically unless a parent has lost their parental rights through court process their consent is required for their child to receive services. If a parenting order states the custodial parent has sole medical decision making then consent from the other parent is not required. Please contact us if you have any concerns around this.

This does not have a simple answer as the three have many differences and many similarities. Everyone at Tutum Counselling is required to have at least a master’s level degree, licensed to provide therapeutic treatment, and are qualified to provide various psychological treatments.

Yes! We recognize that the payment process should be accessible and effortless.

We can direct bill to most major insurance companies. Contact your health provider to find out what coverage you have.

We require 24-hours notice to cancel appointments. Any missed or cancelled appointments within 24-hours are subject to a cancellation fee equal to your counselling fee.