• ManTalk in the News!

    Our clinic manager wrote an article featuring the men of ManTalk.  It was published in The Chronicle Herald on October 9, 2021.  as always, we credit the group participants for putting the issue of male sexual victimization on the provincial map. 

    Here it is:

    JAMES DUBÉ: Male sex-assault victims marginalized | SaltWire

    -James


  • Announcing a new group!

    Inside Out 

    -A Men’s Wellness Group 

    We shouldn’t wait until problems get out of hand before getting help. At the Peoples’ Counselling Clinic, though we work with all genders, we have a special focus on understanding and serving the needs of male-identified persons. 

    We have established a new therapy group for men - Inside Out. 

    This group is designed to help men who are concerned that they are putting themselves and others at risk. We acknowledge that some who need help will also have experiences of already perpetrating harm against others. 

    We focus on helping men heal from: 

    ● Trauma, neglect, abandonment, and other attachment injuries. 

    ● All forms of abuse. 

    ● Poverty and other forms of marginalization. 

    ● Racism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination. 

    To help them stop the hurting. We seek to create a space where all men who need healing from the harm they’ve suffered and the harm they’ve caused can come together to heal. 

    Call or email us to schedule a confidential intake. We meet twice per month using a video conferencing platform. 

    To be eligible you must be male identified and be 19 years of age and older. We also have support available for partners and families. 

    The Peoples’ Counselling Clinic thepeoplescounsellingclinic.ca 200-5435 Portland Place, Halifax, NS B3K 1A2 Phone: 902-832-1593 Fax: 902-832-0061


  • Big changes over here...

    We have been rapidly expanding and have recently hired two staff members to help.  Kim Salter is our new adminstrative support person.  Kim Gowan, former intern, will be our new counsellor.  She will be serving clients of the Halifax Domestic Violence Court alongside our clinic manager, James.  We plan to announce new projects soon.  

    -James


  • Welcome Mercy and Catherine!!!

    We have two new interns this term...Mercy (Social Work) and Catherine (Counselling Therapy).  It should be a fun couple of semesters!

    -James


  • Welcome Meghan!

    We are sad to see our intern Jessica leave but are happy that Meghan is joining us.  Her and Zarrin will be continuing to be offer free counselling to existing and new clients.  

    Contact us at thepeoplescounsellingclinic@gmail.com or 902-832-1593.

    -James 


  • New Year, New Interns!!!

    We are sad to see Kim leave us, although she will not be far.  We are also pleased to announce that Crystal John and Zarrin Ghaferi will be joining us for the next little while.  Crystal will be offering satelite services out of Mulgrave Park Caring and Learning Centre.  Zarrin will be offering services directly out of our clinic.  Should be a great few terms!

    -James


  • Peoples' Clinic in Connection Magazine

    Hello,

    Both our Executive Director and Clinic Manager published articles in this month's issue of Connection Magazine.  Robert and Colleague Jackie Barkley wrote about the current crisis in child welfare serviecs in Nova Scotia.  James wrote about working with perpetrators of sexual and intimate partner violence.  

    Check out the issue here:  https://issuu.com/nscsw/docs/connection_fall2019_webready.

    -James


  • ManTalk 2.0 Launch!

    Hey Everyone,

    We are pleased to let you know that our online version of ManTalk (ManTalk 2.0) will be launching tomorrow, Wednesday October 9.  For now, we are only offering the online version on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.  Some ManTalk participants may be joinining in person on those nights as well.  We hope to offer all four ManTalk nights online at some point.  Interested people can contact James to complete an intake for ManTalk and ManTalk 2.0 (intakes can also be  done online). 

    -James


  • New Services and Funding Announcement!!!

    Dear Friends of The Peoples’ Counselling Clinic,

    We are thrilled to announce that we have received federal funding to expand the services we offer to people who have experienced sexual violence.  With this new funding, we are also expanding our mandate to more openly include victims of human trafficking.  While we have always included victims of human trafficking, we are now naming it as one of our areas of focus.

    The men of ManTalk have put the issue of male sexual victimization on the provincial map.  They have long been underserved and we could not accept new funding without offering these champions something new.  As we have typically had many visitors from areas of Nova Scotia outside of Halifax Regional Municipality, we decided to make our services more accessible for these folks.  ManTalk 2.0 will be available to long time group members and new.  It will be a version of ManTalk offered online using video conferencing.  Interested new members will still be required to complete an intake with our staff (we can arrange these online as well).  The group will run on the second and fourth Wednesday evenings of each month, effectively making ManTalk a four-times-monthly service from now on (we plan to take the fifth Wednesdays off to rest and regroup).   ManTalk 2.0 will primarily be facilitated by our Clinic Manager, James Owen Dubé.

    Another piece of the expanded work will be individual services for people of all genders who have decided, are trying to decide, or have recently began or completed legal proceedings against their perpetrators.  Our focus will remain on male-identified individuals, but as always, we will not turn people away based on gender.  We have become known as a safe space for Queer and Trans individuals and we intend to continue this tradition.  The individual services will be specific to people who have experienced sexual violence or human trafficking.  They will be offered using a structural, case management approach and may include referrals to health or mental health services, legal advice programmes, family resource centres or other support services.  Case management typically involves advocacy and securing other resources as well.  Though we offer therapy, we also provide services that extend beyond the single hour counselling session.  These services will be offered by our Executive Director, Robert S. Wright, our Clinic Manager, James Owen Dubé, and our interns. 

    While there will be more formal announcements and promotional materials generated soon, we thought we would send out the word that male-identified victims are officially on the federal radar!  Our new services will be available very soon.  Interested people can contact us via the usual means.  We even have some plans to assist people with technology.  So do not let yourself be excluded. 

    Hope to hear from you soon,

    -Robert and James       

      


  • So Long Aimiee, Welcome Jessica

    We are saying so long to our intern Aimiee and welcoming her replacement, Jessica.  Looking forward to the next 8 months!

    -James