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Individual Counselling

Your Journey

Therapy is truly a journey. Each person has their own unique experience that should never be minimized. Self discovery and exploration into the depths of ourselves, and our lived experience, in order to uncover the truth is challenging yet rewarding. Sometimes we feel alone on our journey, which can be frightening for some. However, your therapist is there to provide you with support and guidance.

We are always evolving and learning about ourselves. The person we are today may not be the person we are tomorrow or next year! It's important to note that therapy isn't a sprint to the finish line. It isn't something we check off once completed. Embody the process, learn to be still, and get comfortable with discomfort.

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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. ~ Maya Angelou

Common Thoughts About Therapy:

“Will I get along with my therapist?”

“If I attend therapy will that mean I’m crazy?”

“Is what I say really confidential? What if someone finds out?”

“Does this really work?”

“I don’t think they can help me; I’ve tried so many other therapists before.”

“This goes against my religion; I don’t know if I should bother.”

The thoughts and questions mentioned above are very normal to experience. Your therapist is there to provide a safe and non-judgmental space to navigate some of your concerns. The following link will lead you to a Youtube video that will guide you through a technique called box breathing, to help alleviate some of your worry.

What Does The First Session Look Like?

The first session is an opportunity for your therapist to get to know you better. Your first appointment is considered the intake/assessment session. You may find some of the questions invasive, and you may feel uncomfortable. It's ok to ask your therapist to slow down and to explain why some of the questions are necessary. The purpose is to get to know you better and and have a thorough understanding of you and your environment. A treatment plan will then be created and discussed between you and your therapist. You will be able to discuss your goals and what you hope to gain from therapy. Both you and your therapist will have a clear direction and purpose. However, it's ok not to know where to start. You and your therapist will work together to find a solution.

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