“If I want to live my ability to be fully present and compassionate, my ability to be with it all—the joy and the sorrow—I must find the ways, the people, the places, the practices that support me in being all I truly am. I must cultivate ways of being that let me feel the warmth of encouragement against my heart when it is weary.” ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Individual counselling entails a partnership between a counsellor and an individual seeking support to address personal, social, or psychological challenges. This process is guided by a trained professional with the aim of inspiring change, improving quality of life, or tackling issues that may be too challenging to face alone. Additionally, counselling has the potential to help individuals overcome obstacles to their well-being. It can increase positive feelings, such as compassion and self-esteem. Moreover, individuals can learn skills for handling difficult situations, making healthy decisions, and reaching goals. As a result, many find they enjoy the journey of becoming more self-aware. Some individuals even pursue ongoing counselling for self-growth.

Common Individual Issues

  • Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.
  • Panic attacks.
  • Personal issues interfering with quality of life, for example, sleep, eating habits, concentration, or relationships.
  • Engaging in compulsive behaviour.
  • Persistent worry.
  • A blurred sense of identity.
  • Prolonged sadness.
  • Memory loss of certain time periods, events and people.
  • Feeling depressed, lethargic or apathetic.
  • Feeling detached from your body.
  • Thought of suicide or wanting to harm yourself.
  • Increased irritability, inappropriate mood swings, angry outbursts.
  • Engaging in bizarre, threatening, extreme or dangerous behaviour.
  • Indecisiveness or difficulties making decisions.
  • Loss of control of your life.
  • Experiencing uncertainty, indecision, or feeling stuck about making a major change in your life.
  • Memories of childhood abuse / flashbacks.
  • Feeling a lack of joy or fulfillment from life.

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