INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING

 

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING

ANXIETY REDUCTION

Anxiety is future focused.  It is the fears of what you cannot control.  It is one of the most common reasons that people seek counselling.  

Anxiety can affect all aspects of your life.  If Anxiety impacts on your quality of life, and takes over, you may benefit from support.  

There are different types of anxiety; social anxiety, generalized anxiety, perfectionism, and stress.  If you find you are worrying excessively about what you have said, avoid social situations or feel awkward around people as you are judging yourself and perceive others judgment, as well as feel that you have difficulty making decisions, and foresee challenges and negativity, you may need to explore triggers and CBT tools for anxiety reduction and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.  

  • In our work together, we can:

  • Explore how anxiety affects you;

  • Find out the underlying core beliefs that are driving the anxiety; and

  • Explore concrete Cognitive Behavioural Tools to reduce anxiety.

DEPRESSION MANAGEMENT

Depression can drain you of your a sense of joy.  You may find that you feel a lack of motivation in doing things that you used to love to do. You may have a desire to isolate and oversleep and perceive that you are letting others down.   

When treating depression, it is important to remember the need for connection.  Treatment plans are designed collaboratively, and CBT and Mindfulness approaches are used.  We will examine your beliefs and self-perception, and challenge negative beliefs.  

In our work together, we can:

  • Explore the underlying beliefs;

  • Design a treatment plan with concrete coping tools; and

  • Find healthier ways of coping to gain a greater sense of well-being; and create a support network.

SELF-ESTEEM BUILDING, SELF-WORTH, & POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH SELF

In order to have healthy relationships you must first start with your relationship with your self.  It is so important to find self-acceptance and work towards liking yourself and then eventually finding self-love.  This positive self-view will impact all parts of your life and lead to healthier and happier relationships with others.   Self-esteem can be built, however, it starts from inside of you, in terms of how you feel about yourself.  We can work together to overcome negative narratives about yourself that may have started in childhood or even through generational narratives from the past that may be unhealthy and may lead you to question your self-worth or ability to be loved.  


In our work together we can:

  • Explore positive aspects of the self;

  • Learn concrete tools to build self-esteem;

  • Express narratives and unconscious beliefs about your abilities;

  • Explore ways of building on your achievements, accomplishments and sense of self-worth;

  • Uncover issues around feeling “good enough” and imposter syndrome; and

  • Lead a more fulfilling life with self-love leading to choosing healthy relationships.

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” 

Carl R. Rogers

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