Fear / Anxiety
Fear is one of three primary negative emotions, which means all other negative emotions are rooted in either fear, pain, and/or guilt. Though considered a negative emotion, fear can be healthy, it is there to keep us safe. It is up to us to evaluate if the fear we are experiencing is based on reality or not. If it is real, then we need to ask ourselves how we can address is to keep ourselves safe. Counselling can guide you to recognize if the fears you have are legitimate and require action, or if they are not real and prevent you from stepping into new situations.
Anxiety is a condition that primarily focuses on living too much in the future. What if, is a common question that consumes consciousness and impacts action. Through counselling, you can learn techniques on how to focus on the present, recognize what if thoughts and mitigate anxiety in your situations.
Depression is something that impacts all demographics, it doesn’t matter your race, age, social economic status, or gender. It can feel numbing, isolating, and / or low. In many circumstances is can impact your ability to look to the future and plan as it can direct people to live in the past and remember / replay the negative things that have happened, things they may have said, or regret.
Counselling can help you reframe some of these memories and events in a way that shows hope. It can also be a safe place to share and reflect.
Loneliness / Isolation
They say that Vancouver is one of the loneliness cities in the world. Though we are becoming more and more connected through the use of social media, many people remain lonely and isolated.
Counselling can support you come up with strategies on how to connect and form relationships with others, it can also help you identify ways that you might be preventing yourself from being known by others.