Some of the most common reasons people seek help are:
- life coaching
- marriage problems
- separation/divorce issues
- social stress
- life transitions
- learning difficulties
- self-esteem problems
If any of these issues is affecting your quality of life, you can call and arrange a consultation appointment.
You can then talk about what you are hoping to accomplish in therapy, determine if we are right for you, and if so,
develop a plan together that addresses your goals which can include working on:
Life Coaching: Life can be complex at times so coaching can help provide the drive and guidance you need to improve your career,
relationship, and life. Coaching helps you to:
- Recognize your skills and dreams
- Refocus your life's goals
- Move past
challenges that stand in the way of those goals.
It may also help you find the motivation and tools to get to your physical and
emotional health goals.
Couples Counselling: Conflict is a normal part of a family's life. But sometimes conflict
begins to dominate and then it is time to seek balance and harmony again. We have useful techniques and strategies
focusing on communication, interaction styles, intimacy issues, and emotional blocks that help couples regain their closeness,
trust, and happiness.
School Problems - Is your child having trouble adjusting in school? Does the classroom seem to cause
anxiety or depression? For many teens and children the school day can present a great source of stress and unhappiness.
Therapy focuses on techniques designed to prepare and support students in the classroom and at home.
life occasional stress is to be expected but too much stress can lead to an constant state of elevated anxiety that can lead
to nervousness, sleep problems, relationship problems and irritability. Counselling focuses on methods to help identify
and then reduce these stressors and balance your lifestyle so you can move on.
Trauma: Post-Traumatic Stress is an emotional
condition that develops after a trauma. It is often associated with combat or assault but it can and does affect people
with all kinds of histories. Therapy offers counselling to deal with the actual trauma itself and also on methods to help you
or your child cope with the pain of symptoms.
Addiction: An addiction is a loss of control over alcohol, substance
use, eating, sexuality, or gambling. It is a behaviour that is motivated by emotions that range from cravings to compulsions.
The addictive behavior continues despite its negative consequences. Counselling includes a focus on the root emotioanal
causes that led to addiction and some tools to deal with addictive behaviour so that you can get your life back in balance.
and Loss: Grief is a normal and natural reaction to either physical loss (death of a loved one) or social loss (divorce or separation). Counselling
focuses on ways to help you move on.
Panic/Anxiety: Some worry in life is normal and expected but for some this worry can develop
into a paralyzing dread that makes normal functioning impossible. This type of anxiety requires attention and counselling. Counselling
focuses on the underlying causes of anxiety and techniques to help you relax.
Many people look to counselling because powerful emotions are dominating their lives. Often they try to overcome these emotional states by talking them away or using distractions (i.e. busy-work, alcohol, watching TV). We can push something away, but generally, it comes back on us. In fact, we often delude ourselves into thinking that we've "worked through" an issue when it temporarily disappears.
Solving your problems by taking a pill each day can sound appealing too. If only it was that easy! These emotional problems have multiple causes, and medication is not a one stop cure for them. It may help ease the symptoms, but may have side effects and does not provide complete relief.
Therapy provides you with management and coping skills to help you stay grounded, and helps you deal with feelings that you would like to change.
We have several treatments that can be used: Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Hypnotherapy.
Narrative Therapy is our main approach to therapy. Whether someone is trying to improve their lives, deal with pain, or just trying to relax the key to is learning how to think differently. Narritive Therapy is about:
- How you think about yourself, the world and other people
- How what you do affects your thoughts and feelings.
The goal of EMDR therapy is to process these distressing memories, reducing their lingering effects and allowing clients to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms. This is done in an eight-phase approach that includes having clients recall distressing images while receiving one of several types of bilateral sensory input, including side to side eye movements.
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Common Reasons For Counselling