Support that makes a difference

Individual Counselling

Embrace Life's Challenges

Couples Counselling

Guidance & Inspiration

Life Coaching and Career Counselling

Get the most out of life

Online Counselling

Home away from home

At Next Step our patients get the
Special Care & Attention they need

Next Step Counselling is a small, local practice that caters to our client’s individual needs – with us, you won’t get the big box experience! We care about each client, and can offer an experience that is both unique and personal. Our services are tailored specifically to our clients, creating a safe, therapeutic space that is right for you. As a smaller practice, we have a group of local therapists with unique specialities that we can match to your needs so that you can get the most out of your experience. We specialize in clinical counselling for those suffering in areas such as stress, anxiety, relationship problems and depression. We understand that life can have many challenges, and our goal is to help people navigate through life’s tougher situations. Next Step is based on the philosophy that through authentic connections and strength based interventions, individuals within our community can move forward through their next steps in life.


Helping you, be you

Counselling Services

Social Pressures

the combined pressures that are around you during everyday life such as Peer Pressure, Academic Pressures and Socioeconomic Pressure.


a state of low mood and aversion to activity. It can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, motivation, feelings, and sense of well-being.


an individual's metaphorical "journey" through learning, work and other aspects of life.


a multifaceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something that has died, to which a bond or affection was formed.

Relationship Issues

all relationship problems stem from poor communication, according to Elaine Fantle Shimberg, author of Blending Families.


the subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over anticipated events, such as the feeling of imminent death.

Life Skills

the skills you need to make the most out of life. Any skill that is useful in your life can be considered a life skill.


Stress is a normal response to situational pressures or demands, especially if they are perceived as threatening or dangerous.

Goal Setting

the development of an action plan designed to motivate and guide a person or group toward a goal.

I leave every session feeling calmer and more positive.

-Amy F

We care for our client's well being


  • Kate Schouten has been an integral support in my son’s life and future and the success he has become!

    We met her in the summer of 2016 and she worked with Jade for 3 years whom has high functioning autism. He was floundering at age 17 as to what to do with life and had many social issues that family can’t always resolve at times.

    Meeting Kate was the biggest blessing any family who has a member dealing with a host of issues could ever pray for!

    She has a fundamental deep natural ability as well as the education to relate to clients and understand their needs, boundaries, abilities and expectations. She has an acute sensitivity to guide them and create confidence in them to get through the hurdles us parents don’t always know how or understand or in what direction to go next.

    My son has a full time job now, he is happy, confident and successful and on his way to full independency which gives me peace of mind for his life and future that I never would of thought possible in 2016.

    Kate was a catalyst in preparing Jade for life which continually has and will always replicate through all areas of his future.
    She will always have a special place in our hearts forever and we are so grateful to have been one of her first families to be involved in her great works.

    Shana Kerr