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Counselling Services

"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are." – Carl Jung

Individuals, couples, and families come to counselling for a variety of reasons.  They may want to understand themselves better, have had damaging experiences, lack skills, and have become stuck in patterns of coping and relating that are causing themselves and others distress. Jessica believes that counselling offers an opportunity for change, to develop new understandings of self and to learn new ways of being, with the overall goal of improving relationships and the ability to develop more meaningful connections.

Family Counselling

Family Counselling is a process in which the intention is to create harmonious relationships.  There are many ways to accomplish work with families, involving different configurations.  Family counselling may involve a few members, or the entire family system, and the counsellor to explore relationship dynamics and processes. In collaboration with the family, the counsellor will determine the best approach considering the presenting issue.  The counsellor will meet with participating family members to nurture change and development by addressing the systems of interaction among family members, encouraging new and effective ways of communicating and coping.

Family counselling may help with:

  • Communication
  • Expectations
  • Addiction
  • Behavioural issues
  • Mental health
  • Grief and Loss

Couples Counselling

Couples counselling is a way to resolve problems and conflict in which the couple has had difficulty handling effectively on their own.  In a series of counselling appointments, the couple may explore perceptions of the relationship, expectations of other, and situations that cause the couple to feel alienated from one another and engage in conflict and destructive patterns.  Through the counselling process, the counsellor will assist the couple to establish a path of connection to rebuild a healthy relationship that can lead to personal fulfillment and stability.

Couples counselling may help with:

  • Communication
  • Anger and other emotional problems
  • Blaming
  • Defensiveness
  • Stonewalling
  • Intimacy
  • Infidelity
  • Unfulfilled needs

Individual Counselling

Individual counselling is a process through which the client works in a one-to-one collaborative relationship with the counsellor, premised on understanding, trust, and respect.  Within the relationship, the goal is to create an open, supportive and confidential environment to explore issues that are of concern.  At the end of counselling, the individual may feel better about themselves, have new coping strategies, and relate to others is new and positive ways.

Individual counselling may help with:

  • Grief, loss, and loneliness
  • Anxiety, depression, etc.
  • Stress
  • Career Struggles
  • Health issues
  • Relationship challenges
  • Anger and other emotional problems
  • Individual purpose, meaning, spiritual growth
  • Life transitions