John Howard Society of London & District

Counselling Program

Counselling is provided to individuals who are involved, or are at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system and their respective families. The John Howard Society of London and District offers short- and long-term counselling services.  Counselling services are offered in-person, or remotely.

The length and frequency of the counselling sessions varies based on clients’ needs and progress.  Social workers engage the client in a therapeutic relationship to assess risk and needs and to develop an intervention plan.  Clients are assisted in solving problems and developing new coping skills.

Referrals are accepted from all sources including self-referrals.  Counselling services are provided at no cost. The program is funded by United Way Elgin Middlesex.

Please contact our office at 519-438-4168 for more information or to schedule an intake.

“Before coming to John Howard Society, I thought counselling was a joke, after coming I am thankful I had this opportunity. I never stopped to think and reflect on my actions and the consequences they have. I was not able to sleep before I came to JHS and was taking sleeping pills. Since coming to counselling I was able to share my thoughts in a safe place. Now when I lie down at night I am able to control my thoughts and they don’t seem overwhelming. I am now able to sleep and have stopped medication to help me fall asleep.  I have learned ways to better communicate which has helped me in my personal relationships. John Howard Society really helped me out. I am very thankful!” – Client Testimonial

“Through counselling at the John Howard Society, my mental health has stabilized, and my marriage is stable and healthy. The counselling I received has helped me manage my emotions and I am incredibly thankful for the help I have received from the Society.” – Client Testimonial