Supportive Care Counselling

Our Supportive care counsellor is part of the multidisciplinary team supporting clients and families who are connected with our palliative care community team or who are a resident at Ed’s House.

Supportive care counselling addresses the mental, emotional and spiritual heath of the client and family, and the psychosocial and spiritual issues that arise during the course of a life-limiting illness or bereavement.

This care can help:

  • relieve emotional distress such as depression or anxiety
  • support hope and meaning making
  • build resilience
  • strengthen family relationships
  • uphold the dignity and autonomy of the client as they make important medical, relational and ethical decisions
  • assist a client in engaging with his or her spiritual or faith tradition
  • serve as a liaison with community clergy and funeral directors
  • support and advise other staff who care for clients