WHAT IS COUNSELLING?
Counselling, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Counselling can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing.
Problems helped by counselling include difficulties in coping with daily life; the impact of trauma, medical illness, or loss, like the death of a loved one; and specific mental disorders, like depression or anxiety. There are several different types of counselling and some types may work better with certain problems or issues. Counselling may be used in combination with medication or other therapies.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COUNSELLING?
IMPROVES YOUR OVERALL HEALTH
Everyone knows that stress and frustration can be a detriment to your mental health. But not many people realize the physical toll that it causes to your body as well.
If your stress continues to build, it can lead to severe health conditions later in life.
Studies have shown stress to be connected to issues such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, gastrointestinal (digestive) disorders, and much more.
Psychotherapy can help you find different ways to not only talk through your ongoing stress but find better practices for handling them in your everyday life.
HELPS RELATIONSHIP BUILDING.
When people go through things such as depression or high levels of anxiety, the aspect of their life that can experience the biggest impact is their relationships with others.
They start to become a recluse and push themselves further and further away from others. This could be because they don’t think others will understand or that they feel as a burden to other people, etc.
Whatever negative perceptions you may be having of others, they are likely not true. Your friends and family want to be there for you and help you through this.
Psychotherapy can be a tremendous asset for things such as family therapy and marriage counselling.
If you’ve noticed that you and your spouse (or other family members) have started to distance themselves, talk therapy can start to rebuild those stressed bonds.
You can talk through certain frustrations that you’ve had in a space where the therapist or counselor can be a conversational guide. They can have as much or as little involvement in communication as you’d like.
NAVIGATES YOUR TRAUMA
There isn’t just one definition or form that trauma can take in your life. Maybe you’ve had a loved one pass away and it caught you by surprise. Perhaps you’ve moved to a new location and are feeling significant mental struggles with it.
Whatever the case might be, trauma needs to be dealt with in order to help you improve your mental health.
Moving past the trauma may not be something that you can handle on your own. If you try to revisit the trauma by yourself, you’ll likely end up thinking about the worst portion(s) of the event.
With psychotherapy, you can talk through the trauma in the presence of an open ear. It can make a huge difference to process the thoughts and feelings surrounding the traumatic event with a psychotherapist.
From there, your therapist can help you integrate different exercises and thought processes to overcome the past. EMDR therapy can be utilized to help re-process some of the traumas and help you move past them.
Remember, your trauma doesn’t define you unless you let it do so. A counselor can help you through every step of the recovery process and on to a brighter future.
Anxiety brings difficulties in everyone’s life at some point. Every person struggles with it in some fashion, some more than others.
Those that suffer from anxiety the most can have it bring them to a point of hesitation in everything they do. Your entire life might be compromised by the fear of an unknown or undesirable outcome.
Those with higher levels of anxiety can, as a result, place their life on pause with no clear path forward to help them manage their thoughts and fears.
By seeing a psychotherapist, you’ll be able to find ways of managing both rational and irrational fears. They can talk you through solutions and dive into the root of the problem, rather than relying on band-aid or diversionary tactics to get through your day.
You’re not the only one that’s battling anxiety, you can get the help that you need. If you are struggling with anxiety, find a therapist to help address the root of the issue and talk you through it..
SUPPORT FOR ANY SITUATION
Truth be told, everyone can benefit from having regular conversations with a psychotherapist / counselor.
No matter what you’re going through, it helps to speak your frustrations and emotions out loud, rather than keeping them inside and continuing to dwell on them.
Psychotherapy is a tremendous asset for life issues such as ongoing pregnancies, getting in a car accident, going through a divorce, moving churches, losing a loved one, etc.
Whatever your need is, counseling can help you find peace. It will give you different viewpoints to consider and healthy exercises for your different emotions.
WHY CHOOSE MOTION PRO HEALTH?
We focus our attention on our patients and ensure we give the best treatment we possibly can give.
We make your life easier by direct billing most extended medical providers including ICBC, MSP, and Worksafe BC
Locally owned business in Metrotown Burnaby Ensuring you get the best possible treatment by professionals.
Our counsellors commit to targeting each individual patient's best interests.
With each appointment get friendly reminders a day before your appointment so you never forget, and cancel easily online or give us a call.