Although anxiety is a normal part of life that we all encounter, it shouldn't interfere with your ability to function in your daily life. For many however, anxiety not only feels overwhelming, but is also physically and mentally exhausting. Sometimes we need someone to help us turn off that tape loop in our mind of fear and negative thoughts. Anxiety counselling can help you begin to manage these thoughts.
Couples counselling/marriage counselling is a clinical practice that enables couples to resolve conflict and improve relationship satisfaction. Couples counselling is conducted collaboratively with both partners, but some sessions can also be conducted separately with each. Couples/marriage counselling commonly addresses many issues including: loss of connection, recurrent conflicts, sex & intimacy, finances, infidelity, communication, and more.
Many people struggle with living confidently and fail to see their own true worth due to a number of factors including previous trauma, unhealthy relationships, and unhelpful or harmful messages rooted in their childhood. Counselling can help you begin to understand where these beliefs come from, challenge them, change them, and begin to live assertively and confidently in who you are. Reach out today to begin to rebuild your confidence.
Many individuals will experience trauma and therefore be impacted by the symptoms associated with these painful and traumatic events. Anxiety, depression, fear, flashbacks, strong physical symptoms, avoidance, and hopelessness are a few of the effects that can linger as a result of trauma. EMDR therapy can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the phases of reprocessing and healing.
Life is full of changes and transitions such as reaching retirement, a move, having a new baby, starting a new relationship, a significant loss, or going through a separation. Although some of these can be exciting, many can also be times of tremendous loss and stress. They can also present new challenges that we may need help to cope with. Counselling can help you find your inner strength to progress through whatever life transition or change you are facing.
Although many of us experience disappointment, "bad days", and moments of sadness which are usually dependent on our life's circumstances - those who live with depression cannot find a way out of that darkness. Depression for many (and for those who care for them) is isolating, painful (both mentally and physically) and can be completely debilitating. If you are struggling with depression, know that feeling better IS possible - counselling can help.
Life can be overwhelming at times and we don't always know how to manage the stress we feel. Many people turn to unhealthy ways of coping which often makes things worse. Most people don't feel that they have the time for self-care and feel distress over their lack of control in their circumstances. Counselling can help you learn tools to deal with stress in a healthy and effective way, as well as providing you with space and time dedicated just to you.
None of us make it through this life without experiencing grief and loss. Whether it be a death, a loss of a career, of a marriage, or of a dream - the process of grief is one of the most difficult ones we go through. Grief counselling can help support you through your darkest moments so that you don't have to navigate the dark by yourself.
Going through a divorce or separation is an incredibly taxing and difficult process. Not only are you grieving the loss of the relationship, but also having to cope with the financial, situational, and emotional stress of the transition on yourself and any children involved. Counselling can help support you through these difficult waters.
Sometimes we need a safe space where we can begin explore the pieces of ourselves that we would like to focus on and grow. Life and our obligations can become so busy that we forget to take the time to take care of ourselves, reflect and ask ourselves what we really truly need or want. Give yourself that time now and invest in your wellbeing - you're worth it!
This is - in my opinion - what therapy is about: Reclaiming your well-being and taking your power back. On our journey through life we can be impacted by events, circumstances, and people that we may unknowingly give our power away to. Counselling can help you begin to heal and reclaim your power, so that you can start living the life that you want to.