About

There are many reasons people may seek counselling. Depressed mood, feelings of distress and anxiety, a troubling life event or change, building pressure and overwhelm, or perhaps just the recognition that something feels off. The decision to seek outside help can be a difficult one. You may be asking yourself: Is counselling right for me? Counselling is a collaborative process focused on helping people to improve their mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health. Techniques used in counselling can vary but often involve exploring historical issues, thought patterns, beliefs, and behaviours, addressing and responding to specific problems or challenges, facilitating the development of new coping skills, and providing a safe and supportive environment to process difficult emotions or life events.

 

Counselling can help you:

  • Reduce symptoms of depression

  • Ease stress, anxiety, and worry

  • Understand how your past is effecting your present

  • Identify and change negative thought and behavior patterns

  • Set and move towards meaningful and realistic goals

  • Learn relaxation and emotional regulation techniques

  • Experience an authentic, caring, and encouraging relationship

  • Gain insight on your thoughts, emotions, and relationships

  • Recognize and build on your strengths

  • Regain a sense of balance, clarity, and harmony in your life

  • Receive non-judgmental and compassionate support through stressful situations

  • Develop new coping skills and ways of managing stress and challenging emotions that you can use both now and in the future

  • Increase your awareness of the relationship between body and mind

  • Rebuild hope and heal after a difficult or traumatic situation