CaRib Counselling - Services - Dock on Lake

Typically psychotherapy and counselling can help people deal with:

  • Feelings of depression, anxiety, stress or confusion
  •  Relationship difficulties
  • Dissatisfaction with work or lifestyle
  • Destructive behaviours, such as eating disorders, drug or alcohol abuse
  • Illness, bereavement and loss
  • Difficulties arising from abuse
  • Dealing with the emotional upheaval of life transitions
  • The aftermath from traumatic experiences
  • Negative and other destructive thought patterns
  • Recovery from, or untangling oneself from abusive relationships
  • The challenges of life in general

What is Counselling?

Counselling is a conversation or series of conversations between a counsellor and client. Counselling usually focuses on a specific problem and taking the steps to address or solve it. Problems are discussed in the present-tense, without too much attention on the role of past experiences. Contrary to what some people might think, counsellors don’t offer advice. Instead they guide clients to discover their own answers and support them through the actions they choose to take.

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy, like counselling, is based on a trusting relationship between a therapist and a client. Psychotherapy also takes place over a series of meetings, but often it has a longer duration than counselling. Instead of narrowing in on individual problems, psychotherapy considers overall patterns, chronic issues, and recurrent feelings. This requires an openness to exploring the past and its impact on the present. The aim of psychotherapy is to resolve the underlying issues which fuel ongoing problems in living. Psychotherapists help to resolve past experiences as part of laying the foundation for a more satisfying future.

Counselling and Psychotherapy Sessions

I offer both brief counselling and longer-term psychotherapy depending on the nature of the issues you are bringing, as well as your goals for the sessions. Individual sessions will be typically 50-60 minutes in length. Weekly sessions are most desirable for maintaining momentum and progress, especially for the first few sessions. However bi-weekly sessions are not uncommon, especially after the therapy has progressed.