Our primary mission is to work with individuals, couples, families and groups toward the meaningful resolutions of the problems these individuals are facing. Our clinic provides a safe and respectful atmosphere where each individual or family is able to communicate. We have a certified professional counsellor on site. All services and records are handled with strict privacy and confidentiality.

 

1. Stress/Anxiety

    If you suffer from stress and anxiety, the symptoms can be both frustrating and debilitating. With proven techniques for overcoming anxiety, obtaining stress relief and how to cure panic attacks, we can show you how to prevent and deal with your symptoms effectively. Without recourse to effective strategies for understanding and addressing stress symptoms, your anxiety and panic attacks may increase, which in turn could create major problems in your relationships, in your work and your overall life. Our counsellor can help you fully understand the causes of stress, anxiety and panic. You will learn essential coping mechanisms and anxiety management techniques to help cease anxiety and manage stressful situations confidently.

 

2. Trauma

    Experiencing trauma at any age can result in depression, emotional or total pain which can be difficult to live with on a daily basis. Our counsellor focuses on our early childhood experiences, our relationships with our parents and the way they related to us and our current relationships. The counsellor will work with you to assist you in overcoming these feelings.

 

3. Child/Teens

    Counselling is commonly known as a ‘talking therapy’ to help bring about change, enhance resilience and well-being. Counselling for children and teens may differ from adult counselling and will depend on the child’s age, specific difficulties and development. Sometimes children are unable to talk about what is troubling them, either because it is too upsetting, or simply because they do not yet possess the maturity to articulate their feelings. As a result, different methods such as play, art or story telling are used to help children express themselves and their emotions.  Older children may prefer talking therapy, or a mixture of both, and the counselling approach will depend on the particular individual. Counselling for children is an effective early intervention and has been shown to improve well-being, playing a vital role in the prevention of mental illness later in life. Research also suggests, in time, counselling can improve academic attainment, allowing children to better focus on school and studies.

 

4. Parenting

    Being a parent can be tough. In fact it can be one of the hardest roles we have to undertake. Children do not come with a set of instructions and while there is plenty of information available on the best way to raise your child, the reality of being a parent can be daunting. One of the most difficult aspects is the expectation we put on ourselves to raise the ‘perfect’ children and to be the ‘perfect’ parents. The fact is that as human beings we all have limitations and we all have difficulties. We are far from perfect. That’s why many parents can benefit from the supportive hand of parenting counsellors. Counselling and psychotherapy can help parents in many different ways. For some, it may be about questioning their own childhood experiences and the parenting they received, for others it may be a case of struggling to deal with a specific issue such as bullying, or toilet training. Others may need help addressing their emotional or relationship needs that can make parenting particularly challenging or simply finding ways of communicating better as a family. Most forms of therapy will be able to provide parents with the space to talk about their most intimate thoughts and feelings concerning parenthood and allow them the opportunity of further understanding why they parent as they do, and what strategies can be put in place to aid them with the things they want to change.

 

4. Car Accident Trauma(ICBC Subsidized Counselling)

    When you had a Motor Vehicle Accident(MVA), the focus of treatment is primarily physical. The psychological assessment and treatment of the accident is usually ignored. Without psychological counselling, you suffer unnecessarily from emotional or psychological/behavioral difficulties. For some people, these difficulties may be short lived while others may develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. If you have been in a car accident and have reported a claim, you will be pre-approved for counselling sessions without a doctor’s referral. If you come in within 12 weeks of the motor vehicle accident, up to 12 sessions from the date of the accident.

 

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