Welcome to North Star
I’m Cheryl McDougall.MSW RSW
Before we go any further,
let me put your mind at rest by answering your three most important questions.
Your first, and most important, question.

Can counselling work for me?


Yes, it can.

It helps millions every day in all walks of life, with all kinds of problems.
It helps the young and the old, the rich and the poor, the ones who have made it and the ones on their way. It will help you.

Your second question is...

Can you help me?


Yes, I can.

I have helped many people get through difficult times, overcome barriers, find solutions and go on to become the person they always wanted to be.

And finally...

Can online counselling work for me?


Yes, it will.

In fact, it’s one of the best ways you can get counselling.
You get the benefit of a professional counsellor on your terms, confidential, convenient, night or day, wherever you are. Communicating through secure email exchanges you will receive a response within two business days.

Now, I have a question for you.

Why have you come to visit me today?


You aren't here by accident.

Like millions of others, you’ve decided counselling may help you get through one of the countless situations life puts us all in, through no fault of our own.

You may be struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias, addiction, PTSD or ADHD, and seeking healthy ways to cope.

Perhaps something in your life is causing you distress, and it seems like there is no place to turn for help.

You may have experienced a loss, and you seek a safe, supportive place to talk about it and get through these uncharted waters/difficult times.

Like so many others, you may be looking for help with relationships, or you may simply want to know yourself better in order to gain more control over your life.

Whatever your reason, North Star is here to be your guiding light.

You’ve made a good decision to seek assistance.
Together, we’ll get through this.