Grief & Loss
The topic of death is quite taboo in our western society; this can make the feelings of grief and the experience of loss difficult to talk about and to be honestly felt and experienced. Counselling provides you with the space to mourn or vent about the variety of feelings that you may experience following a loss, including anger, confusion and even indifference. Counselling allows you to figure out what your process and stages of grief looks like, and what you can do to work through it, no matter how long it takes.
Anxiety can feel different for many people, and it can be caused by many different situations and spaces. Counselling can help you to pinpoint those feelings in yourself and understand the pattern of situations that cause them. Counselling will also help you to develop different skills relating to your thoughts and actions that will help you to combat these feelings and thoughts in the moment and help to reduce their frequency in the future.
Feelings of depression can range from a low level of sadness as you go about your day, or it can be so overwhelming that you are not able to get out of bed in the morning. Counselling provides a safe and non-judgement space where your feelings are acknowledged and where you will explore the root of these feelings and take steps to reducing those feelings and improving your mood.
Often times we know what frustrates us and makes us angry. But we can encounter other situations where our anger can be masked and the cause of it unknown. Counselling can help you to figure out what your anger looks and feels like, what your triggers are, and how to best manage them depending on the situation.
In most parts of our lives, it’s hard to avoid interacting with others. These interactions can be enjoyable and other times, not so much. Counselling can address a variety of aspects of a difficult relationship with a friend, family member or partner. When working on improving interpersonal relationships, counselling can assist to improve communication skills, conflict resolution skills, social skills and the ability to relate to another.
Whether you are still in school, recently graduated, or been in the work force for 20 years, picking a career path or choosing a new path can be daunting. There are many different factors that can play into the choices we may for the biggest part of our lives. Counselling can help you to discover and explore these underlying factors and assist you in choosing a path that is best suited to your needs.