CFSSC Stories Category

CFSSC Stories – Sean – Family Counselling

Family Counselling for Youth Twelve year old Sean* was referred to Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County by a children’s lawyer.  He was looking for support to be able to confront his father about having an affair, that ultimately caused his parent’s divorce. The family counsellor met with Sean’s mother to discuss how Sean had been involved in […]

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CFSSC Stories – Greg – Domestic Violence

Counselling for Domestic Violence Greg* was referred to CFSSC for anger management due to his abusive relationship with his partner Donna.  His involvement in counselling, for the most part, unremarkable and the therapist was surprised when Donna called to refer their son and his girlfriend for couples counselling. Donna shared how much Greg had changed his behaviour […]

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CFSSC Client Stories – Judith and John – Couples Counselling

Judith and John were mandated to attend couples counselling after one of their weekly arguments got physical and Judith hit John over the head with a beer bottle.  The police were called by neighbours and Judith was charged with assault.  During sentencing, the judge ordered the couple to participate in couples counselling. Initially, the couple began attending […]

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CFSSC Stories – Jim – Walk-In Counselling

*Please note the name in this story has been changed for privacy of the client* “I came to a walk-in clinic at Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County because a friend thought it might be helpful. I was really a mess. My wife and I were always fighting and she and the kids had left […]

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CFSSC Stories – Mark – Youth Counselling

Mark’s family brought him to CFSSC for youth counselling when he was 16. At that time, he was skipping more classes at school than he was attending, he was smoking marijuana regularly, had lost his motivation and his part-time job. Mark was feeling depressed, he began dressing all in black and hanging out with friends who […]

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CFSSC Stories – Heather – Individual Counselling

“I came to the Walk-in Counselling Clinic looking for help because I was having difficulty sleeping; I found I was drinking more alcohol than ever before.  I had gained weight and felt depressed most of the time.  My 24-year-old daughter, Meghan* and I weren’t talking and I didn’t really know why.   In the single […]

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CFSSC Stories – Jeff – Individual Counselling

In the summer of 2015, Jeff lived only to feed his addictions. He’d lost his business, his friends and his family. Penniless, homeless, and with 20 years of despair behind him, he attempted suicide. Again. With a grimace, he calls that period his “Excellent Adventure”. A journey that “led down the road to hell and […]

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