MY SPECIALTIES

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING

Individual counseling sometimes called psychotherapy, talk therapy, or treatment is a process through which clients work one-on-one with me in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. Counseling allows individuals to explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.

DEPRESSION

Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.

Some people think depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. They're wrong – it is a real illness with real symptoms. Depression is not a sign of weakness or something you can "snap out of" by "pulling yourself together".

The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery.

COUPLES THERAPY

Do you notice that the rhythm of your day-to-day life is shifting to feel more conflict-oriented? Maybe they are all "small" arguments, or maybe the blowouts are huge and leaving a lot of drama in their wake. Either way, it's the pattern of the increase that is important. Perhaps it is a blip on the screen, with one of you going through something tough personally. But it could also indicate a risky trajectory into constant arguing. More importantly, it could indicate significant problems under the surface that aren't really being dealt with.

RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING

Relationship counseling is a confidential process in which individuals or couples are helped to explore their intimate couple relationships, with a view to understanding each other better or parting in a more amicable way. It can help explore recurring patterns in their relationships and understand the impact of their relationship difficulties.

ADDICTION

Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. They keep using alcohol or a drug even when they know it will cause problems. Yet a number of effective  treatments are available and people can recover from addiction and lead normal, productive lives.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Before having treatment for PTSD, a detailed assessment of your symptoms will be carried out to ensure treatment is tailored to your individual needs.

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PARENTING DIFFICULTIES

Raising a child can be difficult for many reasons. Some common challenges parents face include:

  • Providing consistent care

  • Attending to the needs of an infant or toddler

  • Maintaining adult relationships

  • Financial difficulties

  • Feeling rushed or “out of time”

  • Scheduling and planning children’s days

  • Lack of sleep

A parent who stays home with a child or children may feel overworked. They may resent the other parent for working outside the home. This can strain a partnership. Parenting is also often physically demanding. Parents with young children may spend much of their day performing household tasks.

Parenting may become more difficult when a child shows signs of behavior issues. Parenting may also become more complex if the child has a Physical or Mental Disability, Such Parents are taken Care of in Parental Counseling Sessions.

ANGRY OUTBURSTS

Uncontrolled anger can affect your relationships, your job, and your health. Rage can take over your life and result in depression, violence, and suicidal feelings. Your kids, neighbors, and coworkers can also be at risk from uncontrolled outbursts and erratic behavior. If you are suffering from anger issues, it is vital that you get the support you need to develop effective management strategies. Such Issu issues are taken care of.

FAMILY THERAPY

Family therapy brings parents, siblings and extended family members such as aunts, uncles, and grandparents into the treatment process. The family system has its own structure and patterns of communication, which may be defined by parenting style, personalities, and other influences.

Every individual is, in part, a product of the environment they grew up in. Family plays an important role in our emotional, physical and spiritual development since each individual in the family system impacts and is impacted by the others. For example, one person’s illness can change the lives and interactions of all the other family members.

Family therapy may be helpful to:

  • Resolve a specific issue

  • Prepare the family for a major life change such as a divorce or remarriage

  • Address the role that family plays in an individual’s life

Depending on the unique needs and goals of the family, different combinations of family members may participate in each therapy session. The family therapist may give family members assignments to begin addressing some of the challenges identified during therapy.

ANXIETY

If self-help resources aren't likely to help with the anxiety problems you're experiencing, or you've already tried them and they haven't helped, your doctor should offer you a talking treatment. There are two types of talking treatment recommended for anxiety and panic:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) – this focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes affect your feelings and behavior and teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems.

  • Applied relaxation therapy – this involves learning how to relax your muscles in situations where you normally experience anxiety.

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