What is Counselling?
Do you ever feel too overwhelmed to deal with your problems? If so, you’re not alone.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than a quarter of American adults experience depression, anxiety or another mental disorder in any given year. Others need help coping with a serious illness, losing weight or stopping smoking. Still others struggle to cope with relationship troubles, job loss, the death of a loved one, stress, substance abuse or other issues. And these problems can often become debilitating.
Counsellors help people develop healthier, more effective habits. There are several approaches to counselling — including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal and other kinds of talk therapy — that help individuals work through their problems.
Counselling is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a counsellor. Grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. You and your psychotherapist will work together to identify and change the thought and behavior patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best.
By the time you’re done, you will not only have solved the problem that brought you in, but you will have learned new skills so you can better cope with whatever challenges arise in the future.
Kelly provides integrative treatment for children and adults using hypnotherapy, CBT, Psychodynamic, Attachment, Family Systems and Motivational Interviewing interventions.
Cognitive, emotional, behavioral and spiritual mental health and stress concerns related to the following areas are treated through her care:
- Work & career related stress
- Adaptation to illness
- Infertility & reproductive challenges
- Disordered eating
- Chronic pain
- Sleep challenges
- Smoking cessation
- Addictions – substance and behavioural
- Life transitions
- Parenting stress
- Grief and loss
- Self esteem
- Trauma (sexual, emotional)
- Sexuality and gender
- Interpersonal & relational challenges
- Spirituality & religion