Our Counselling Services


Depression

You may benefit from counselling for depression if you:
 
• Persistently feel sad, guilty or empty
• Struggle with feeling hopeless, helpless, or worthless
• Have lost interest in activities or hobbies that were once pleasurable
• Lack motivation
• Have difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
• Sleep too much or too little
• Overeat or have lost your appetite
• Think about suicide, or have attempted to take your life
• Have aches, pains, cramps, or digestive problems that do not respond to medical treatment
• Frequently experience exhaustion or fatigue

Counselling can help you overcome depression by helping you to:

• Become aware of current or past life experiences which may be triggering your depression so that you can overcome them
• Work through troubled relationships that may be causing your depression
• Challenge and overcome the thoughts and behaviors which perpetuate depression
• Develop a social support network
• Connect to community resources to assist you in becoming a stronger person
• Develop effective strategies to overcome your depressed feelings
• Set realistic and attainable life goals
• Regain a sense of happiness and control in your life


Anxiety

You may benefit from counselling for anxiety if you:

• Are constantly worried, fearful or tense
• Find your anxiety interferes with work, family, or other responsibilities
• Feel overwhelmed by thoughts which you know are irrational
• Avoid everyday situations because they make you feel anxious
• Struggle with muscle tension, aches, or soreness that cannot be explained
• Have trouble falling or staying asleep
• Are unable to relax
• Are often fatigued or tire easily
• Have difficulty concentrating


Counselling can help you overcome your anxiety by helping you to:

• Challenge the negative thinking that sustains your anxiety
• Develop an effective self-care routine to reduce your overall anxiety
• Talk through and resolve current and/or past issues which may be burdening you emotionally
• Learn effective relaxation and self-soothing techniques
• Face your fears and overcome them
• Restore your self-esteem and self-confidence
• Integrate coping strategies to specific environments where you feel most anxious
• Develop a balanced life plan that is sustainable


Anger

You may benefit from counselling to assist with anger if you:

• Hold onto your anger for a long time or never get angry
• Find your anger is having a negative impact on your relationship(s) with friends, family, or colleagues
• Become aggressive when angry
• Hurt yourself in anger
• Relive old situations which make you feel angry
• Feel that your anger interferes with living a balanced life
 
Counselling will assist you in overcoming your difficulties with anger by helping you to:
 
• Become more aware of the physical signs of your anger and how they are triggered
• Increase your awareness of feelings other than anger
• Change how you feel about situations that trigger your anger by changing the way you think
• Develop strategies to either avoid or overcome situations most likely to trigger your anger
• Learn new tools to manage and control your angry feelings and responses