CounseLLing AT BURNABY'S CATALYST KINETICS
Counselling is a form of talk therapy where individuals and couples can discuss private matters in their lives that are concerning or bothersome in a confidential setting. Unlike speaking with a close friend or family, a counsellor provides an unbiased perspective and has the skills and training to support you in developing new coping skills, make lasting behavioural changes, and gain insight into your relationship with your self, others and the world around you. Successful counselling results in improvements in mental wellbeing and increased satisfaction in life.
Counselling is collaborative and your therapist will help you to identify attainable goals so that you have measurable outcomes. Your counsellor will also track your goal progress and help guide you when obstacles arise. Counselling approaches and intervention techniques can be dynamic and flexible, and often include problem solving, behavioural modifications (e.g., activity scheduling), relaxation techniques, roleplaying, and other approaches. You may also want your counsellor to collaborate with the other health professionals in your life to take a holistic approach to wellness. It is important that your counsellor is a good fit so that you feel safe, comfortable and free to express yourself on your path to wellness.
Areas that counselling can address include (but is not limited to):
- Grief and loss
- Life transitions
- Marital and premarital issues
- Mood disorders
- Personality disorders
- Relationship issues
- Self-esteem and confidence