Butterfly Project

The Butterfly Project offers Counselling Servinces in Winnipeg, MB

Counselling in Winnipeg

Struggling? ………I can help!

Counselling is beneficial to anyone undergoing any kind of emotional stress which can be anyone from all walks of life. Finding a counsellor that is a right fit for you is important. At Butterfly Project your counsellor provides an empathic, comforting, supportive & non-judgemental environment with a client-centered approach to counselling. Meaning you are the expert of your own life & I, Gorete Tavares will help guide & assist you in finding answers and the direction that is best for you while being that unbiased support.

Please do not hesitate to call me anytime 204 417 3496.

Making the decision to go for counselling can be a difficult one. Recognizing your need for help & guidance from a professional with an issue is the first step to dealing with it. Seeking out help takes alot of courage & here you are so I commend you for that because it is a sign of strength.

We feel the counselling experience is a valuable one and believe deeply in the process therefore we keep our rates lower as well as have a sliding scale based on income so that we may be accessible to everyone & be able to assist as many people as possible.

We don't have a wait list currently. Please contact us to book an appointment!


The different areas of experience that I deal with are:

  • Addictions
  • Domestic Violence
  • Abuse
  • Relationships
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Confidence & Self -esteem
  • Body Image
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide
  • Grief & Loss
  • Career & Employment
  • Personal Growth
  • & many other life issues

About Us

Our company is committed to help individuals with any life area & issue to enhance quality of living. We are dedicated to educate and inform the public on all areas of Intimate partner abuse and/or violence and the effects on children and all those individuals involved. Domestic violence does not only affect the family but also the community as a whole!

Our company is based on the belief that our clients' & customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat clients, customers and referrals.

Gorete Tavares, Certified Counsellor & Founder

Our education, experience & research is of the highest quality. Gorete is a certified counsellor who has an Applied Counselling certificate with a specialization in addictions through the University of Manitoba. She is a well respected professional in the social service industry and has built a positive reputation within the personal and professional community based on humility, honesty, compassion, dedication and trust. Gorete is a cancer survivor and survivor of Domestic Violence and prejudice who has overcome all of the obstacles associated with that. Gorete is a very passionate person when she talks about Domestic Violence as this is a subject that is very near & dear to her heart.

Gorete hosts a variety of social services but mainly conducts private counselling sessions on any topic as she has much experience on a broad range of issues such as abuse, suicide, mental health, depression, self-esteem, body image, youth, marriage, families, women's issues, aboriginal issues, immigrant, employment, divorce, etc...

Gorete believes strongly on the process of counselling and therefore provides a lower rate & sliding scale fees as she believes everyone should have access to this type of help and support. "My hope is to help as many people as I can to live happier & more fulfilling lives!" We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

We are currently working on our vision for Butterfly Project. This will include a program & fund that offers women and children that have left an abusive relationship the counselling, help with re-building their life and some start up money to have a better life than the typical social assistance and Manitoba housing options that these victims are forced to live with.

Inspiration for this comes from the butterfly and the whole process of metamorphasis from caterpillar to cocoon to a beautiful butterfly free to spread its wings & fly and show it's true beauty. It is this symbolism that drives the vision for helping these women & children.  

Please stay tuned for more on this exciting extention of Butterfly Project


"I reached out to Butterfly Project when I realized I had dug myself into a hole, so deep that I needed help to get out. When I first met with Gorete, I felt comfortable with her immediately. She has a very calming, non-threatening, non-judgmental presence and was very supportive right from the start. Attending these sessions has helped me tremendously to dig at a lot of the emotions that I have been burying deep down for years! I have learnt so much from Gorete and there is no way I could have make the progressions I have thus far on my own. I feel like Gorete can relate to me and many other women on a personal level . She truly understands my thoughts and concerns and poses the right questions to make me listen to my own words and realize what I am saying as well as making me question my words/thoughts. I have learnt so much from her and am so thankful that I found such an amazing, inspirational counsellor to help me get back to being me! It's a long tough road but I know it will be worth it in the long run!"
From: Anonymous female in Winnipeg

"Until my sessions with Gorete I blamed myself for a lot of what was happening in my relationship in regards to the emotional and verbal abuse and on occasion physical abuse. First of all I would like to say that she offered a lot of emotional support for me as well as educated me on what an abusive relationship is and the dynamics of an abusive relationship. She was not only there for me during our scheduled sessions but also at other times when I would need to talk to her. She never pressured me or told me what to do but just informed me and helped me to understand what was going on. She helped me deal with the shame and guilt after reconciling and convincing my entire family and friends that he can change and that this is what I deserve now that I took him back. She helped me to feel safe, and feel like I matter and that I don’t deserve this type of treatment. Even now that I have made the decision to end the marriage she has been a constant support and reassurance that I am doing the right thing for myself and kids and helped me to stay strong and focused on what I need to do."
From: Anonymous Female in Winnipeg

Contact Us


897 Corydon Avenue Unit 106,
Winnipeg, MB, R3M 0W7


Mon - Fri: 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Sat:  Closed
Sun: Closed

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