Counselling and the Care Program
The Care Centre
Counselling is the backbone of our Continuum of Care program at NightShift, where our mission is to empower people to live life with greater healing and wholeness. At the heart of our Care program is The Care Centre, a conduit between formally trained and registered CPCA or CCPA counsellors, trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, and the clients who seek confidential, non-judgemental counselling in a safe space, regardless of background or spiritual belief. Sessions are offered on a sliding-scale fee basis to provide counselling to anyone regardless of financial status.
If you are looking for someone to talk to, we can put you in touch with a professional, licensed, Christian counsellor.
Counsellors can help men, women, teens or children, individually or as couples, families or other groups, in their concerns regarding anxiety, abuse recovery, burn out, crisis intervention, depression, end-of-life issues, family and parenting, grief and loss, life coaching, life transitions, marriage, separation and divorce, sexuality, spirituality, substance abuse and addiction.
We also bring together experts to lead support groups. For example, in partnership with Karen McAndless-Davis, we have been running free When Love Hurts workshops since 2015 for women experiencing abuse in a close relationship. If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more, please email in confidence.
Street Counselling and Nursing on our Mobile Outreach Unit (MOU)
Counsellors at The Care Centre offer counselling on a sliding-scale basis to people who may otherwise experience obstacles to accessing these services. In addition, volunteer counsellors have been offering free sessions as part of NightShift’s street outreach from our ‘care-hope-love-help mobiles’, since 2010.
In 2021, we relaunched out “Care Bus” services with our new Mobile Outreach Unit (MOU), to help overcome barriers by bringing recovery to the road. The MOU is currently available from 7 pm on
- Monday nights in Langley (5708 Glover Road), and
- Friday nights in Surrey (10635 King George Boulevard).
Continuum of Care
Our goal is to one day provide a place away from it all for people from all walks of life who seek rest and restoration. This long-term project will provide life skills training, counselling, spiritual direction, education and employment training. As part of this vision for ‘recovery through care’, we are hoping to establish local, short-term transitional Care Cottages to aid men and women who are ready to leave the street and step into a safe, supportive and compassionate environment.