Counselling Services | Vancouver BC
Counselling Services Vancouver BC. In a safe, confidential and non-judgemental setting, clients are able to explore issues or concerns that trouble or overwhelm them. These issues along with negative feelings may contribute to unhealthy behaviour and thought patterns. In this setting, clients are able to confront themselves with true honesty and explore completely what would be different if they could live more freely – be the person that they would like to be from the inside out.
Counselling services focuses on helping the client resolve personal and/or interpersonal issues. Clients are often troubled by their world-view, ingrained beliefs or lack of confidence. This troublesome mindset may keep the individual stuck in a state of tension manifested by negative emotions, poor self-esteem, fear, depression and/or angry reactions.
Clients often seek counselling services when they cannot resolve their own problems or when their coping mechanisms have broken down – often times it is a result of a “last straw” event. NOTE: There is always a solution to any troubling life issue no matter how difficult, desperate or horrific it may seem.
Often times a life transition (move, divorce, death, new relationship, new baby, new job, planned or unplanned retirement etc… or turning 35, 40, 50, 60 (see life coach) …can trigger a difficult coping time and allow individuals to fall into a depressive, anxious or angry state. It takes insight, understanding and acceptance to navigate such a transition process. A transition is different than a change in that it impacts our internal thought processes. Claire did a major thesis on navigating a life transition and continues to expand her work and knowledge in this area.
Client issues are addressed and explored from a whole-life perspective which includes the use of a systems theory approach. The client is guided toward solution and resolution with Vision-to-Action thinking. It is a practical approach that works. Once problematic concerns, negative feelings and/or past experiences are resolved then the client can move forward to first uncover his/her aspirations and then to plan the process of goal achievement.