When we are little, we are given the tools to navigate life from our parents, grandparents, teachers and even friends. From calming ourselves down, learning to speak to strangers and having the confidence to believe in ourselves, these tools help us recognize, process, and react to all sorts of situations. However, sometimes, a person isn’t given the right tools as a child leaving them vulnerable to anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, anger issues, dysfunctional relationships, identity issues and more.
Our counsellors strive to provide a compassionate and non-judgemental environment where you can safely process and understand your experiences with a professional while receiving the tools you need to navigate your way through life with peace of mind and confidence.
Anxiety is a normal phenomenon designed to protect you when you are in danger. However, anxiety disorders are different in that a fear response is triggered even though there is no real danger present. Therapy helps treat generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, performance anxiety, test anxiety, panic disorder and phobias.
Anger is a natural response to threatening situations, but it becomes a problem when the anger is uncontrollable and begins to affect your relationships, careers, and overall well being. Learn a variety of anger management and calming techniques to help you manage your feelings, thoughts, and reactions to unpleasant situations.
ADHD is a developmental condition that presents itself in early childhood and is characterized by issues with inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Counselling can help those with ADHD by developing healthy and structured coping strategies to manage internal systems and reduce the impact ADHD has on their lives.
Childhood trauma includes emotional, physical, sexual, developmental, medical, or attachment trauma that was experienced by a person as a child. Counselling can help adults process and accept what happened to them while also providing helpful strategies to challenge unhealthy beliefs and replace them with empowering thoughts.
Having difficulties with decision making can be linked to low self esteem, perfectionism, procrastination, and a deep fear about making a mistake. Counselling can help you rethink the thoughts and fears that prevent you from making a decision by recognizing the underlying problem and providing techniques to help simplify the process.
Depression is a common mental health concern that can cause a person to experience feelings of sadness, worthlessness, loneliness and hopelessness. Counselling can help you recognize what is causing your depression, develop effective coping skills and nurture more positive self talk.
As a society, people expect children to conform to certain set of rules regarding gender and sexuality. This makes embracing oneself more difficult. Counselling provides empowering strategies and techniques to help people accept themselves, cope with discrimination and be their authentic self.
Grieving the loss of a loved one, a career, a family pet, or even financial security can be a difficult and often lonely process. We are here for you to be a compassionate and supportive shoulder as you move through the stages of grief to process, accept, heal, and move on from the loss.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition characterized by recurring, intrusive, and obsessive thoughts and the urge to engage in specific behaviours or compulsions. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP) are effective approaches to treating OCD.
Emotional regulation is the ability to control one’s own emotion state. Counselling helps individuals rethink how they react to challenging situations thereby reducing anxiety, stress, anger, and sadness while encouraging them to focus on staying positive, confident, and resilient.
Personal development is a lifelong process that focuses on learning new skills and techniques to function better mentally, emotionally, physically and socially. By finding ways to improve yourself, you can learn to become a better parent, spouse, friend, worker, and overall a better person.
Self-esteem is about how you feel about yourself, your abilities, and your difficulties. When you have a healthy self-esteem, you feel confident, unfazed by others and deserving of respect. Counselling can help by encouraging individuals to recognize their worth, build up their self esteem, and start believing in themselves.
Stress is a normal response to challenging situations. Everyone experiences some stress in their lives; however, if a person lives with persistent, long-term stress, it can lead to burn out and chronic health issues. Counselling can help you manage stress with relaxation techniques and improved time management skills.
Sleep problems such as sleeping too little or too much, or not being able to fall asleep at all are often associated with other mental health issues such as anxiety, stress, depression or trauma. Therapy can help by addressing the underlying problem while also providing effective techniques to help you manage your sleep habits.
The relationships in our lives are very important, but sometimes they can become challenging and unhealthy. With counselling, individuals learn how to navigate difficult relationship situations, set boundaries, increase trust and intimacy, work on self development, reflect on themselves and prioritise their own wellbeing.