Getting Started

How do I know if I need counselling?

If you think you might need counselling, you probably do. Trust your instincts.

If you struggle with issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, loss, or stress management, a therapist can provide support and enhance your coping strategies. Counsellors can also be a tremendous resource as you manage personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution.

Is therapy right for me?

There are many reasons why people come to therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues such as; depression and anxiety, or it may be unexpected life changes such as the loss of a loved one, a divorce, or a job loss. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in such as a divorce or work transition. Many seek the advice of a therapist as they pursue personal exploration and growth. Working with a therapist can provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges.

How can therapy help me?

There are many benefits to counselling/therapy—including helping you to address the obstacles that keep you from reaching your full potential. Many people find long-term value in individual and relationship counselling. They grow personally and expand their capabilities as they enhance communication and problem-solving skills.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression and other emotional pressures
  • Improving communications and listening skills
  • Changing old behaviour patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence

Do I really NEED therapy? I can usually handle my own problems.

While you may have successfully navigated through many difficulties, there’s nothing wrong with seeking extra support. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand! By going for therapy, you’re taking responsibility for where you’re at in life and making a commitment to change. Therapy equips you with the tools to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever situations you face. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn.

What is therapy like?

Every therapy session is unique and caters to each individual and their specific goals. It is standard for therapists to discuss the primary issues and concerns in your life during sessions. Therapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues.

 

Still have questions? Contact Cindy and she will make every attempt to help you with your questions.