What is Counselling?

Counselling is a relational process based on the ethical use of specific professional competencies to facilitate human change. Counselling addresses wellness, relationships, personal growth, career development, mental health, and psychological illness or distress. Counselling is the skilled and principled use of relationship to facilitate self-knowledge, emotional acceptance and growth along with the optimal development of personal resources.

Counselling on the rough waters of college admissionThe overall aim of counsellors is to provide an opportunity for people towards living more satisfyingly and resourcefully. Counselling relationships will vary according to need. It may be address developmental issues, resolve specific problems, empower someone to make decisions, cope with crisis, develop personal insights and knowledge, work through feelings of inner conflict or improve interpersonal relationships.

Individual & Family Counselling

Marla has many years worth of experience treating adolescents. She has assisted teens grappling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, divorce and family conflict, peer/friendship issues, loss and bereavement as well as concussion support and re-entry to schools.

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