FOR HELP WITH: Stress. Anxiety. Depression.
Relationships. Intimacy. Sex & Sexuality. Parenting. Family Issues. Trauma. Anger. Loss. Life-Direction. Life Changes & Challenges.
Personal Growth & Awareness, and essentially,
$120 / hr
Counselling is the heart of my practice. On its own, or combined with other supporting therapies, and conducted in deep-dive, 2 hour sessions, these sessions can be exponentially more effective than standard, single modality, 45min/1hr sessions. Click HERE to Learn Why!
If the idea of counselling makes you uncomfortable, you’re not alone. Most of my clients have said it took them a really long time to gather the courage to contact me. They’ve also said they wish they’d done it way sooner! If you’ve never seen a counsellor before, you might share some familiar concerns.
Let's take a look at some of the most common concerns, and the facts around them:
1. I’m not weak, incompetent, or crazy. Isn’t that who counselling is for?
2. I’m worried I won’t like my counsellor.
3. I don't see the point in revisiting the bad stuff that has happened to me.
4. My loved one thinks I’m going to say bad things about them.
5. I’m concerned about my privacy.
6. I don’t know what to expect.
Here's the truth…
1. There isn’t a person on earth who knows how to do everything flawlessly. That includes navigating emotional landscapes and negotiating the complexities of human relationships. It’s a mark of intelligence, strength, wisdom and maturity to recognize that you can benefit from another’s expertise and to consult with them accordingly.
2. It’s extremely important that you do like your counsellor. You need to feel comfortable with them, and be confident that what they offer will be useful. If you don’t find the right match on the first try, don’t be afraid to keep looking. A good counsellor will encourage you to find the right counsellor for you, and may even recommend a colleague!
3. Good counselling isn't focused on the bad stuff that's happened to you. In fact, we don't have to talk about that at all, unless you want to. Good counselling is focused on getting really clear about where you're at now, taking a good look at what is and isn't working for you, and developing skills, insights, tools and strategies you can use to change what isn't working, navigate challenges with grace and confidence, and manifest more of what it is that brings you peace, joy and satisfaction.
4. Your friends and family can rest easy. A good counsellor will keep the focus of every session on you – your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs; your behaviours, discoveries, and solutions. You’ll be so enthusiastically engaged in learning about yourself, you won’t even remember to focus on anyone else!
5. Your privacy is fully protected. Professional counsellors are bound to a code of ethics that includes uncompromising confidentiality. Your counsellor can’t tell anyone else about your sessions, or even that you’re seeing them. Most counsellors also have a protocol for when they encounter clients in public. There are rare situations in which they may be required, by law, to share specific information. A good counsellor will review this with you, and clarify their individual policies. If they forget, make sure to ask!
6. When you find your right fit, a good therapy session will inspire you to see the world a little differently. You’ll entertain new & different perspectives. You’ll feel more empowered and knowledgeable, and you’ll develop insights and skills that help you be more at ease. You’ll remember that life challenges are a universal experience. You’ll come to know your counsellor as a trustworthy ally, and you might even surprise yourself by looking forward to the sessions you once thought you’d dread!
Counselling with Teron
We all need a place to go with our questions. We need someone we can have the hard conversations with; someone we can talk to about the things that make us feel embarrassed, confused, ridiculous, grief-stricken, angry or afraid. I call these Courageous Conversations. In these conversations, no topic is taboo. No experience is ‘wrong’. No question, idea, or concept is ridiculous, trivial, stupid, or rude. These conversations give you the opportunity to explore your personal experiences, stories, ideas and expression in a safe, non-judgemental space. We leave judgement, shame, and embarrassment at the door, so you have total permission to speak freely about all the things you may not normally be able to.
These conversations, when skillfully and professionally facilitated, are also an effective way to expand your EIQ, or Emotional Intelligence Quotient. People with high EIQ tend to experience stronger, healthier, happier relationships; greater physical & mental health; lower levels of stress & anxiety; and greater success in whatever they do. Developing emotional intelligence helps you learn to reduce stress; become more emotionally aware; improve your relationships; enhance non-verbal communication; use humour & play to deal with challenges; resolve conflict positively, and many other things that will have a positive effect in every area of your life.
By engaging in Courageous Conversation & increasing your EIQ, you elevate your thinking beyond knee-jerk reactions, habitual responses, and cycles of emotion that can keep you stuck. You start to clear memories, blockages, patterns & pain so you can live more fully in the present. You learn to consider possibilities, approaches and implications in a more evolved way. This work helps you re-claim your power, and become more authentic in every aspect of your life.
*Counselling is available via Phone, In-person & Online.
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