Welcome to Thrive Counselling Services Halton Inc. (Thrive Counselling), a new chapter in a long-running story. Thrive Counselling was created by the 2015 merger between Halton Family Services and Access Counselling & Family Services. Together, we are a comprehensive counselling agency serving the Halton Region since 1954. We are proud of both our long-standing service in Halton as well as our ability to grow and change to meet the needs of our evolving community. Over the years, we have helped thousands of people struggling with individual and family issues including family conflict, separation, divorce, depression, abuse or violence and grief and loss. We support people to thrive in the face of challenge and change.

Thrive is a registered charitable non-profit agency. Primary funding is received from the Ministry of Community & Social Services, Ministry of the Attorney General, and the United Ways of Halton/Hamilton. We gratefully acknowledge the support of our donors, local Service Clubs and organizations whose contributions ensure that we can reach more families in need. Together, we make a difference.

Please click here to view/download our THRIVE Counselling brochure (PDF).

Our Vision:

Strong People
Strong Families
Strong Communities

Our Mission:

We partner with you to manage life’s challenges.

Our Values:

Care and Compassion
Respect and Dignity
Professionalism & Quality
Inclusion & Safety

Our mission is achieved by offering exceptional counselling services and programs to individuals, couples and families for issues concerning emotional, physical, social, spiritual and relational well-being. Thrive is committed to inclusion, diversity and equity and embedding these principles in all of our policies and practices. We strive to operate in a manner that ensures cultural safety which we interpret as an environment which is physically, spiritually, socially and emotionally safe for people and where there is no assault, challenge or denial of their identity of who they are and what they need.

Thrive Counselling is highly committed to respecting Client’s Rights in our agency practices.


September 2021 Thrive’s In-person Counselling Services are now open to the public by appointment. Family Visiting Centres  are providing in-person visits. Virtual services remain available.  Please click here for further details regarding this announcement.