Child/Youth Counselling

At Horizon Counselling Service we provide counselling for children and adolescents, though we focus primarily with those ages 14+. We offer a variety of approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Play Therapy for adolescents. Dr. Pott will take on children if the presenting issue is related to pain or chronic health concerns.

When working with children and adolescents we believe in a whole family approach where we view family and guardians to be a vital part of the child and adolescents’ treatment team. For this reason, the first session will always be joint, asking a family member or guardian to be present to explore possible concerns and help identify therapy goals. As we believe in the power of attachment as an important factor in children and adolescents healing, we encourage transparency within the therapeutic process and hope to engage family and guardians throughout it.