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Counselling and After Care

Get the support and information you need at every step of your journey. 

A safe, non-judgemental space to ask questions, explore your options, and talk about how you are feeling with a counsellor who will support your needs and goals.

Keep reading to learn more about what to expect at each type of appointment.

To book an appointment call our Reception Team at 519-743-9360 or email general@shorecentre.ca

Pregnancy Options

Support, information, and referrals for pregnant people who are looking for assistance with understanding their options for abortion, adoption and parenting. 

Some of the things you may want to talk about at this appointment are:

  • How you are feeling
  • How to make a decision about your pregnancy
  • Questions you have about being pregnant
  • Having an abortion
  • Placing a child for adoption
  • Becoming a parent
  • Next steps for abortion, adoption, and parenting
  • Support you have from family, friends, your community
  • This appointment is booked for 50 minutes with one of SHORE Centre’s counsellors.

    Abortion Options

    After Abortion Support

    Support, information, and referrals for pregnant people who are looking for assistance in learning about their abortion options.

    Some of the things you may want to talk about at this appointment are:

  • Medication abortion (“the abortion pill”)
  • Surgical abortion (“in-clinic abortion”)
  • The process for each option
  • What to expect during appointments
  • Questions you have about abortion
  • This appointment is booked for 50 minutes with one of SHORE Centre’s counsellors.

    Support for anyone who has had an abortion within the past 2 years. These sessions are tailored to address your individual needs.

    Some of the things you may want to talk about at this appointment are:

    • What the process of having an abortion was like for you
    • How you have been feeling since your abortion
    • Making meaning of your experience
    • Unpacking your emotions
    • Sharing your story in a supportive, pro-choice environment
    • How to talk to family, friends, and others about your abortion

    This appointment is booked for 50 minutes with one of SHORE Centre’s counsellors.

    Adoption Options

    After Adoption Support

    Support, information, and referrals for pregnant people who are looking for assistance in learning about the adoption process.

    Some of the things you may want to talk about at this appointment are:

  • Your rights when placing a child for adoption
  • How adoption works and who is involved
  • The process of selecting an adoptive family
  • What to expect during the adoption process
  • Questions you have about adoption
  • This appointment is booked for 50 minutes with one of SHORE Centre’s counsellors.

    Support for people who have placed a child for adoption within the last two years. These sessions are tailored to address your individual needs.

    Some of the things you may want to talk about at this appointment are:

  • What the process of placing a child for adoption was like for you
  • Unpacking your emotions since the adoption took place
  • Making meaning of your experience 
  • Sharing your story in a supportive, pro-choice environment
  • How to talk to family, friends, and others about your experience 
  • This appointment is booked for 50 minutes with one of SHORE Centre’s counsellors.

    Support During Pregnancy

    Support After Giving Birth 

    Support, information, and referrals for pregnant people who are looking for assistance with the next steps of being pregnant.

    Some of the things you may want to talk about at this appointment are:

  • How you are feeling
  • Prenatal care options
  • Community resources for parenting support and information
  • What to expect at each stage of pregnancy (emotions, body changes, fetal development)
  • Support you have from family, friends, your community
  • Questions you have about pregnancy
  • This appointment is booked for 50 minutes with one of SHORE Centre’s counsellors.

    Support for anyone who has given birth within the past 2 years. These sessions are tailored to address your individual needs.

    Some of the things you may want to talk about at this appointment are:

  • Your experience and life transitions after giving birth
  • Unpacking your emotions about changes to your body, your life, and your relationships
  • The “baby blues”
  • Post-partum mood and anxiety concerns
  • Sharing your birth story in a supportive, pro-choice environment
  • How to talk to family, friends, and others about your emotions and needs
  • This appointment is booked for 50 minutes with one of SHORE Centre’s counsellors.

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