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What is individual counselling?
People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. A client and therapist may work together for as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.
In therapy we work together to help you confront barriers that interfere with emotional and mental well-being, and it can also increase positive feelings such as compassion, self-esteem, love, courage, and peace.
When specific issues or mental health conditions begin to cause distress and interfere with your normal activities, it may be time to seek therapy. Distress can manifest in the form of problematic beliefs, feelings, behaviours, and sensations in the body.
Therapy can help you with lifestyle changes, can serve as a listening ear, can help you identify underlying causes of symptoms, and provide specific strategies or techniques for changing unwanted thoughts, behaviours, or emotions. Through therapy, you will gather tools that empower you to manage symptoms, alleviate stress, and face challenges.