Everyone has problems that at times can feel overwhelming. Are you struggling with unwanted feelings, anxiety, stress, self-doubt, or a situation that seems out of your control? Are you feeling stuck in a life situation, job, or relationship that no longer serves you? These experiences are not uncommon, and can usually be dramatically improved or remedied with the right help.
What to Expect?
Tom provides individual counselling (as well as sometimes group or family therapy) for a variety of challenges including:
- Anxiety and stress
- Relationship issues
- Social, family and work coping
- Life crises, job loss
- Coping with serious illness
- Bereavement, marriage or relationship breakup
- Behavioural problems
- Addiction: substance abuse, alcoholism, gambling, addictive and compulsive behaviours
- Reintegration, behavioural work, compliance
Working with a Therapist
Working with a therapist provides a safe environment with expert insight and strategies to help you see life more clearly, to face challenges, to evaluation yourself and your situation, and to find and build emotional strength to live more freely and fully.
For many people, it is surprising how much finding the right therapist can improve their lives. What many people don’t realize is that left untreated and unresolved, on-going problems, stress, or serious life challenges, negatively effect our relationships, our careers, or our ability to be a good friend, parent, or partner. When such problems persist, when life does not feel the way it should, or when you struggle to deal with an event, a challenge, a situation, or even a memory – therapy can often help.
Professional Individual Therapy
There is a large difference between a professional therapist and someone who uses some counselling as part of their role, such as a colleague or friend. A professional therapist is a highly trained specialist, who has devoted many years – or often decades – to study and to helping patients and clients to change, to develop strength, insight, and independence from their fears, problems, or past.
The process of individual therapy involves helping the client to see their situation more clearly, and to learn to respond in different ways, and to move to positive change in their actions and in themselves.