Pillars of Wellness

Counselling services in Burlington

What is Counselling?

Counselling services at our Burlington-based clinic can help individuals, families, or couples make positive changes to their lives. Through talking openly and confidentially with a licensed professional about your concerns and emotions, you’ll be able to feel a greater sense of well-being within yourself and within your relationships.

How Counselling Can Help You?

Counselling can be very effective therapy as long as you are committing to it and open to working throughout the process. At Pillars of Wellness, we provide an opportunity to integrate other services that might help you along the road. Contact us for more information.

Finding effective, positive ways to handle difficulties in day-to-day life

Building or repairing meaningful relationships in personal and family life

Gaining relief from lasting effects of mental or physical trauma

Dealing with illness or the loss of a loved one

Overcoming anxiety and depression

Reduced stress

New perspectives on various mental health and social problems

Management and elimination of mental health and medical side effects

Prevention of mental and physical illness

Our registered Social Worker and Counsellor, Anne-Marie Banks, has more than 10 years of experience.

Burlington Psychotherapy Specialists

What to Expect on Your First Visit

During your first visit with our Burlington counsellor, you’ll receive a full assessment which involves an in-depth review of your current situation, personal history, and any symptoms and external factors that impact you emotionally. Based on the assessment, you and your counsellor will be able to determine the next steps and develop the most effective and appropriate treatment plan.

Therapy is a team effort, so it helps to be honest, be prepared, ask questions, and be open with your feelings. Therapy is not a quick fix; it is a process. Creating a strong therapeutic rapport with your therapist will help speed your recovery process and ensure that the treatment being provided is most effective.

We don’t believe in “cookie-cutter” approaches. Each client at Pillars of Wellness is unique, and that’s why we aim to take the time and effort to get to know you and what you’re going through — helping you feel better while experiencing the most effective treatment possible.

What Conditions Can Counselling Help Treat?

Counselling services can help deal with a variety of personal difficulties, whether it's related to mental health help or emotional, chemical, spiritual, social, or even financial. Below are conditions we treat:



Borderline, Antisocial, Avoidant, and Obsessive-Compulsive


Substance abuse

Eating disorders

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Panic disorder

Trauma / PTSD

Postpartum depression


Counselling can be an effective part of treatment when considered alongside medication and other types of therapy.

Our Modalities

We use any or a combination of the following methods to guide you back to a life of health and healing.

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Families
  • Mindfulness
  • Anger Management
  • Grief Counselling
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Life Coaching
  • Art Therapy

Before Your Visit: Frequently Asked Questions


What is counselling like?

Counselling is a different experience for each individual. We always work hard to meet your needs based on your unique set of circumstances. During your first visit, also called “an assessment”, you’ll be asked basic and informational questions to help you and your therapist establish your goals.

Your therapist may suggest exploring different therapy methods such as relaxation or mindfulness, journaling, role-playing, reading assignments, or even “homework”. How the therapeutic process will progress depends on your commitment to achieve your goals.


Is what I say kept confidential?

We do not share any information about your counselling sessions to anyone without your consent. There are some exceptions to confidentiality. If there is the possibility of harm to the client or another person, or in cases of child or elder abuse, the counsellor is mandated to report certain information to the appropriate authorities.


How often will I meet with my therapist?

The frequency of therapy is mutually agreed upon by you and your therapist and is largely based on your presenting issues and the goals of treatment.

It is very important that you arrive early or on-time for your scheduled appointments. Regular, timely attendance of your counselling sessions will help you to achieve your therapeutic goals. If for some reason you are unable to make it to your scheduled session, please call the Clinic 24-hours ahead of time.


When will I start to feel better?

There is no set time for how long it will take until you feel better. Relief may come from a variety of sources, including making changes in your thoughts, behaviours, relationships, and choices. It may take time to achieve. However, the more you are committed to your goals, the quicker you’ll achieve positive results and therefore, feel better.

Counseling (private) Prices

Free 15 min consultation

Counseling Assessment (60 min) = $140

Follow-up treatment (60 min) = $140

Payment options

Auto Insurance: If you have an illness or injury from a motor vehicle accident, health services may be covered under your auto insurance plan.

Extended Health Benefits: If you are receiving long-term disability income from an insurance program, your program may cover various health services, or you might have a work benefits package which covers a portion of the health services.

Veterans Affairs: If you are a Canadian armed forces veteran, the Department of Veteran Affairs may cover health services.

Private Services: At Pillars of Wellness we offer competitive rates within the standards of our regulatory colleges. We accept payment through cash, credit or debit. Please contact us for more details related to service fees