MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLING

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light." ~ Helen Keller

WHAT IS COUNSELLING?

Counselling identifies and explores negative thoughts and emotions—their origins and the self-destructive behaviours that often accompany them.

Counselling involves the deep exploration of underlying causes of client complaints, however, the ultimate goal is to make positive changes in the client's thoughts, emotions, and behaviours in the here and now.

I work with clients from many backgrounds facing various challenges within a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental relationship.

My services include the following:

  • Individual counselling
    Whether or not counselling goals involve improved relationships with others, individual counselling is often helpful with establishing an improved relationship with oneself. Relationship issues can also be explored within the unique and safe counsellor-client relationship.
  • Family counselling
    Often system based and involves counselling more than one member of a family at the same time. It can facilitate positive change in how family members relate to one another and function as a unit. If one role in the family changes, all members are affected. Illness, divorce, death, relocation, and other personal challenges of family members can affect family dynamics. Family members may also participate in individual counselling, if appropriate.
  • Group counselling
    Can be an effective environment to improve social dynamics or explore issues in a safe environment. Clients can also get support, inspiration, and ideas from peers who are struggling with similar issues.
  • Couples counselling
    Involves individuals in a committed relationship. Clients who attend couples therapy want to learn how to work through their differences, communicate better, and problem-solve challenges in the relationship.

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC and, therefore, qualify to provide covered services under some extended medical benefit policies. Please check with your policy provider to determine whether or not you are covered prior to your first session.

When you are ready to explore your challenges with counselling, I invite you to call me at 604-616-3388.