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  • Writer's pictureDrew Harms

Why Counselling?


A lot of people ask, what is the point of going to counselling? Or often I hear, but I can talk to a friend about that or, running, shopping or chocolate is my therapy. I get it, those can all be a part of a great self-care routine but there is a big distinction between those and psychotherapy or counselling. For one, your counsellor is there just for YOU! And while it can sometimes feel similar to venting like you would to a friend, counsellors are trained to help you work through challenging situations, help address your thoughts, and feelings, help you better understand yourself and help address the barriers that are impacting you toward reaching your goals. Here are some other ways that counselling can help pave the way to a healthier mind and more fulfilling life.

A Safe Haven for Self-Exploration:

Counseling offers a safe and confidential space where individuals can openly explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. It provides an opportunity to dive deep into one's self and gain a better understanding of the root causes of their challenges. Through counselling, people can gradually make sense of their feelings and behaviors, leading to increased self-awareness.

Effective Stress and Anxiety Management:

Stress and anxiety are all too common. Counselling equips individuals with coping mechanisms and relaxation techniques that are tailored to their unique needs. These tools empower individuals to manage their stressors more effectively and break free from the cycle of anxiety that can otherwise become overwhelming.

Enhanced Communication Skills: Effective communication is a cornerstone of healthy relationships. Counselling provides a platform to improve interpersonal communication skills, fostering better understanding, empathy, and conflict resolution. These skills not only enrich personal relationships but also contribute to a more harmonious work environment.

Overcoming Trauma and Grief: Trauma and grief can cast a long shadow over our lives, hindering personal growth and happiness. Counselling plays a pivotal role in helping individuals process traumatic experiences and navigate the complex journey of grief. Through therapy, individuals can find healing, regain a sense of control. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a safe and affect treatment for trauma. I am thrilled to offer this for clients!

Empowerment and Self-Esteem: Low self-esteem can have a profound impact on various aspects of life, from career success to relationships. Counselling helps individuals recognize their self-worth and challenge negative self-perceptions. By building a strong foundation of self-esteem, individuals are better equipped to pursue their goals and make choices that align with their true potential. Counselling is a powerful resource that offers myriad benefits for those seeking to improve their mental and emotional well-being. From self-exploration and stress management to healing trauma and enhancing self-esteem, counselling supports you on your path for personal transformation. As a counsellor, it is an honour to work with people and see this transformation everyday!


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