Individual counselling is something that many people consider. At first, it is not unusual for people to feel a bit embarrassed and “put it off”. Avoiding individual counselling can lead to a problem getting worse as unhealthy patterns are not addressed. Waypoint counsellors help in the following ways:
- Provide a safe place in which to discuss your concerns and challenges
- Help you develop skills in coping with current or past challenges
- Help you negotiate sudden changes in life such as a change in marriage, family, job or career or a traumatic event or serious illness
- Work with you in developing tools to become more resilient in the face of future challenges
It is not necessary to wait until a serious problem arises before seeking individual counselling. More and more people are seeking out counselling earlier – as a way of keeping their life goals and aspirations on track, or maintaining healthy habits, patterns and relationships. It’s like a personal tune up. We don’t hesitate making sure our cars run well, and we doing the same for our personal lives and meaningful relationships makes good sense. Think of a counsellor as a coach for many different scenarios – a professional revitalizing their career path, an adult coping with an aging parent, a couple reenergizing their relationship, parents managing the challenges of parenting, or a single person becoming connected with others. Others seek out counselling when faced with a difficult decision and need an objective and confidential sounding board.
At Waypoint, we know that finding the right person to provide you with individual counselling can be a challenge. But finding the “right fit” is the most important indicator of successful outcomes. We can help you select the right person; contact us to get connected with the Clinical Director who will get to know what you are looking for and make a recommendation for who to see. Then you can book a complimentary 30 minute session to meet that counsellor to determine if the “fit” works for you to begin getting individual counselling. If, for whatever reason, it doesn’t feel like the right fit – there are no questions asked. We’ll refine the search until you find what you are looking for.