Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy

“Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.”

-Carl Gustav Jung-

Individual Counselling and/or Psychotherapy sessions are available for people who are in emotional and psychological distress, facing uncertainty or having difficulty dealing with life transitions or a range of life challenges. Distress can take many forms including depression, fear, anxiety or a loss of meaning in life. Counselling can be relatively short term and focus on current personal difficulties, or a longer process which helps people to understand the deeper roots of their present circumstances.

Addictions Counselling

“You do anything long enough to escape the habit of living until the escape becomes the habit.”

-David Ryan-

Addictions can allow people a temporary escape from their problems, and can develop from many activities; alcohol, drugs, eating, gambling, shopping, sex and use of the internet. Stigma often surrounds the word addiction which is an inability to stop repetitive behaviour in spite of the harmful consequences. Millions of people experience an addiction of some sort. For many their craving or impulse offers a short-term escape from the realities of their life and is often used to deal with depression or anxiety. Counselling can be an effective way of helping the individual recognize their challenge and try to understand it. A chance to look at acknowledging their real emotional needs and examining the underlying causes can be an excellent foundation to building a new, healthier way of living. Individual kelowna counselling may also offer the chance to build self-esteem and self respect.

Group Counselling 

Group counselling is a special form of therapy in which a small number of people meet together under the guidance of a professionally trained therapist to help themselves and one another. Members work to express their own problems, feelings, ideas and reactions as freely and honestly as possible. Such exploration gives the group the important information needed to understand and help one another. Members learn not only to understand themselves and their own issues but also become “therapeutic helpers” for other members.

Separation and Divorce Counselling/Mediation 

“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.”

-Arnold Bennett-

Separation and divorce is an inherently stressful time. Settling relationships involves legal, parental, financial, emotional, mental and family/social considerations. Minimizing conflict, the negative impacts on children and attachment injury is a priority that requires effective communication and careful planning. Communication skills, problem solving strategies, conflict resolution and stress reduction abilities are necessities. Counselling is an important ingredient for non-combative relationship change.