Schedule: Biweekly, afternoon or evening sessions available, starting January 2016
Fee: No Charge
This unique free counselling program allows clients to bring in their family members and close friends who are heavily involved in their life to attend and participate in counselling sessions with them. Men experiencing relationship problems, domestic abuse, family dynamic issues or any significant difficulties are welcome to partake in this program along with their appropriate family members and/or friends.
Counselling sessions will be focused on the client but will also allow for input by family and friends regarding potential ways that they affect the client and developing ways to help and monitor the client’s progress. The sessions will be carried out by professional therapists and volunteer facilitators.
Drew Stapley is a graduate of the Psychology Bachelor of Arts program at Western University. He has volunteered overseas as a rehabilitation counsellor in India and is beginning a volunteer position with the Toronto Distress Centre. He became involved with the Canadian Centre for Men and Families with the desire of helping to deal with men’s issues and to further his counselling experience.
Jigme Tashi is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and a graduate of the Masters of Social Work Program at University of Toronto. Jigme completed internships at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health and the Toronto East General Hospital. More recently he worked with Newcomer Youths in the Parkdale neighbourhood, helping youth access services in the community.
Denise completed a Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto in 2010. She currently works at a children’s mental health agency working with youth and their family’s. She has experience in individual, family and group counselling. She looks forward to contributing to the work that the Canadian Centre for Men and Families.