Group Counselling

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Questions or To Register for a Group:

Heather Quirt (she/her)
Office Administrator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 705-840-2403 (press 0)

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Expresssive Arts - Open for registration


  • Length: 8 Weeks
  • Thursdays from 10:00am to 12:00
  • Next Session: January 26th to March 16th

Are you interested in exploring the healing benefits of the Arts? 

Amelia Rising’s Expressive Arts group will be running again in the new year! This group is for those who identify as women and have experienced sexual or gender-based violence.  Together we will use body-based mindfulness exercises and the arts to explore topics such as Boundaries, Trust, Strengths, Wisdom, and more. The group’s aim will be to provide a safe-enough space to explore, grow, and heal from our experiences of violence. This is not a talk therapy group. This group will provide its participants the opportunity to share the felt effects of gender-based violence that we may hold in common.

Groups run every Thursday from 10 am – 12 pm.

If you or someone you know are interested in this group and would like to arrange for a pre-group intake, please contact [email protected] or call (705) 840-2403. 

Healthy Relationships - ON HOLD

  • Length: 6 Weeks
  • Next Session: TBD

We often talk about red flags and unhealthy relationships, but what about healthy ones? Many people have not had the privilege of witnessing a healthy relationship in their lives. Others have lost the belief that they have rights in intimate relationships due to boundary violations from the past. This 6 week educational workshop explores the different components of a healthy relationship. Topics explored include: Power and Control, Boundaries, Fair Fighting, Gender Roles in Relationships, Rating Your Relationship Health, and more!

Rooted - ON HOLD

  • Drop-In Sessions – Length: 10 Weeks
  • *No weekly commitment* 

This is a free, no commitment, in-person group.  This is a free group open to survivors of sexual and/or gender-based violence looking for pre-counselling support, tools and skills for growth. (Ages 12+). To register; please contact Heather at [email protected]


  1. September 28, 2022 –  “Understanding Trauma”
  2. October 5, 2022 – “Coping Strategies”
  3. October 12, 2022 – “Self-Care”
  4. October 19, 2022 – “Negative Thought Patterns”
  5. October 26, 2022 – “Self-Image & Self-Esteem”
  6. November 2, 2022 – “Boundaries”
  7. November 9, 2022 – “Communication & Assertiveness”
  8. November 16, 2022 – “Healthy Relationships”
  9. November 23, 2022 – “Happiness & Post-Traumatic Growth”
  10. November 30, 2022 – “Goal Setting”

Sleep and Trauma - On Hold

  • Length: 4 Weeks
  • Next Session: TBD

A common challenge that people face as a result of trauma is difficulty falling and staying asleep. This 4 week workshop explores practical strategies to help promote better sleep hygiene.

Seeking Safety - On Hold

  • Length: 6 Weeks
  • Next Session: TBD

This effective skills-based group is for individuals who struggle with trauma history along with substance misuse or other less safe and potentially harmful coping mechanisms. The program runs 2 hours per week for a total of 6 weeks The primary focus of this group is on learning and developing healthy coping skills and strategies.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Safety
  • Grounding
  • Asking for Help
  • Coping with Triggers.

Connections: Shame Resilience - On Hold

  • Length: 12 Weeks
  • Next Session: TBD

This group is based on Brene Brown’s Resilience Theory and engages on a cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal level. Individuals learn via group and personal exercises, handouts, and reading assignments from Brene Brown’s best-selling book I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power.

Beyond Trauma - On Hold

  • Length: 15 Weeks
  • Next Session: TBD

This group counselling program offers an opportunity to learn how to build trust, gain support, and learn from and share with each other during this difficult time. The program runs 2 hours per week for a total of 15 weeks. As recovery from trauma is a long-term commitment, a follow up reunion two months after the last session is held to re-evaluate progress, share tips and continue support.

Healthy Anger - On Hold

  • Length: 4 Weeks
  • Next Session: TBD

When you think of anger, what do you think about? Some people are afraid to express anger because of its association with violence. Others may try to suppress it because they feel helpless or that they need to be in control at all times.

This 4-week workshop challenges the way we perceive anger by exploring its role as a vehicle for change, and as an opportunity to engage in self-care.