What is Counselling?

Common Myth

One common myth is that counselling is for people who have mental health disorders or who are “crazy.” This is because of how counselling is shown in movies, social media, and how it is talked about amongst people. We would like you to know that therapy can benefit anyone from any age or background.

Counselling

Counselling allows you to talk to a professional to process everyday stress, talk about your experiences, process emotions, learn how to manage stress, and strengthen your mental health. It is about connecting with another human being and having a safe space to be vulnerable, grow, learn, and heal. We all experience stressful times and sometimes it can help to talk to someone about it.

There is now more research showcasing how our mental health (our experiences, thoughts, emotions, and behaviour) impact our physical health and overall well-being. Visiting us can be like going to your medical doctor for a regular check-up.

Process of Therapy

Revival Counselling makes space for you to explore your experiences, emotions, and thoughts in an emotionally and mentally safe environment. A trained professional will build a non-judgemental, respectful, hopeful, and empathetic environment with you so you can share and process your experiences.

Everything you share with your counsellor is between you and your counsellor, which means your counsellor is obligated to keep all your information private. There are some exceptions to confidentiality for your safety and for the safety of others, which we will tell you about before you start counselling.

We will explore your goals with you and work at your pace to help you meet those goals, whether it be to:

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Be heard

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Process emotions

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Make meaning out of your experiences

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Build skills to cope with stressors or adversities

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Overcome anxiety and depression

We acknowledge that your mental health impacts your physical health and the relationships you have with others. We are here to help you with your wellness goals.

References

Carlson, J., & Englar-Carlson, M. (2017). Adlerian psychotherapy. American Psychological Association.

Stoltz, K. B., & Kern, R. M. (2007). Integrating lifestyle, the therapeutic process, and the stages of change. Journal of Individual Psychology, 63(1).

Truscott, D., & Crook, K. H. (2013). Ethics for the practice of psychology in Canada. University of Alberta.

Van der Kolk, B. A. (2015). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. Penguin Books.