Sometimes we get stuck. Life circumstances or health issues can arise that make life complicated or painful.
It is helpful for humans to know they do not have to work through pain and problems alone.
People often come to counselling talking about problems - things like anxiety, depression, overwhelming stress, abuse, grief, vocational crisis, anger, or conflict in relationships. A counselling relationship helps people to move from understanding these issues to co-creating solutions - solutions that can shrink and manage problems.
More than just having a confidential, non-judgmental person to talk to, there are helpful resources and research-based approaches that can help people reduce or manage problems that otherwise can seem overwhelming. I use an integrative approach to counselling, drawing on different approaches depending on what works best for the client, including practices from cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, solution-based therapy and more.
A counselling relationship can help you move through difficult times with courage, accountability, and positive resolve.