The world breaks everyone,
and afterward, some are strong
at the broken places.
-- Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961)
At times life can seem like a tragedy that unfolds within an unyielding and indifferent world. During such times counselling can help. At Pacific Health Counselling & Consulting, you can expect to work with a therapist who will exude warmth, respect your innate wisdom and, above all else, listen with empathy. A therapist’s role is to understand and support you, even in your darkest hour.
Individual counselling can help if you are experiencing distress or are having difficulty functioning in social, occupational or other important areas of your life. Distress and impaired functioning may be associated with a condition, such as depression or generalized anxiety. However, difficult life circumstances can also have a significant impact upon one’s psychological health.
Fortunately, therapy can help. Many individuals report symptom relief shortly after entering into therapy, and therapeutic gains are often sustained over the long-term. Although individual counselling may be used as a stand-alone-treatment, it can also serve as a useful adjunct to pharmaceutical treatment, which would be administered by a medical professional.
If you are thinking about individual counselling but are not sure whether this approach is suitable for you, then we encourage you to see us for a brief consultation. During this initial consultation you will have the opportunity to meet your therapist and discuss whether individual counselling will be appropriate for you.