If you would like to help us improve this program and better meet the needs of care partners of people living with dementia, check out our Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Project.
What is tele-counselling?
This free tele-counselling program is a therapy program for caregivers, friends, and family of people living with dementia. Offered through phone calls, texting, and video appointments, participants will have the opportunity to connect one-on-one with a trained Counselling Therapist to discuss issues they are experiencing and learn coping strategies and tools to help them.
Therapy is about talking through the things that you want to talk about. For example, if someone is feeling overwhelmed, therapy would be a way to talk about feeling overwhelmed. This might mean literally talking about feeling overwhelmed. Or, it could be talking about juggling a lot of responsibilities. It might be about uncertainty- what will my future look like? What will happen to my loved one?
What will we discuss?
Through this program, participants are able to discuss topics or issues they are experiencing, and gain strategies and tools to address them.
Some of these issues could include:
- loneliness and isolation
- stress and feeling overwhelmed
- anxiety and lack of control
- communication issues
- relationship issues
- strong emotions
To be eligible for this program, you must:
- Be a caregiver, friend, or family member of someone impacted by dementia
- Be 16 years old or above
- Reside in New Brunswick
- Be able to attend sessions through phone calls, video, or texting
How do I sign up?
To register for this program, please contact us at 1-800-664-8411 or [email protected]
Meet your Counselling Therapist
Nicole Cormier has a Bachelor of Arts from the Université de Moncton and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She is a Licensed Counselling Therapist candidate (LCT-C) with the College of Counselling Therapists of NB (CCTNB) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Nicole connects with clients through a person-centred approach. She adopts an integrative approach to psychotherapy and counselling.
Nicole has been working with the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick since 2018. Her previous experiences include long-term care, crisis intervention, and community outreach throughout New Brunswick. She has experience working with individuals, families, and groups.
For more information on this program or to register, please contact us at 1-800-664-8411 or [email protected]