Psychotherapy/Personal Counselling

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There are almost as many definitions of counselling (psychotherapy, therapy, psychological counselling) as there are types of therapies used in counselling. Definitions aside, the quintessential element of a positive counselling experience will always be the relationship forged between client and counsellor.

Annette Poechman is a Master’s Level trained therapist with significant experience working with people of all ages. She earned her Master of Education in Counselling in 2000, is a Registered Psychotherapist, a Canadian Certified Counsellor, and a Certified EMDR Therapist. Learn more about Annette Poechman.

Annette provides a safe, non-judgmental, and completely confidential environment for her clients to explore their concerns. Clients tell Annette that she is a great listener, an experienced guide, and shows how much she cares. If you are interested in therapy, but are unsure if we are a good fit, reach out to book a free 15-minute consultation.

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy and personal counselling provide the space to explore issues with a trained professional. By understanding one’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours, new ways of interacting with the world can be cultivated. You’ll develop strategies to better manage life issues, including stress, depression and anxiety, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma.

Counselling involves sitting with an impartial, non-biased person like Annette to openly discuss issues or problems that you might be experiencing as a result of current challenges or historical problems. Take a moment to check out Ready, Set, Grow… a resource for answers to life’s most perplexing questions.

Growth and change are always involved in counselling; it can be hard work and sometimes even painful. Personal counselling can simply be about making the unbearable more bearable. It can also be about finding peace and even joy at the end of a long journey.

Want to know more? Book a free 15-minute consultation with Annette today.

Why is Psychotherapy Important?

  • Validation: validation of feelings
  • Emotional insight: taking time to explore issues provides an opportunity to learn more about oneself and others
  • Decreased Emotional distress: reduction of stress, anger and fear
  • Coping skills: learning how to manage challenging situations within oneself and with others
  • Healing from past trauma: letting go and moving past historical traumas
  • Relationships: improved relationships with partners and family
What are the Physical Benefits of Psychotherapy?

Beyond mental health, psychotherapy highlights the complex connection between mind and body and can also play a role in your physical well-being. Some physical benefits associated with psychotherapy include pain management, better sleep, reduced stress, enhanced immune function, and better cardio health.

Reach out to Annette today!

Listening. Guiding. Caring.

Are you covered? Psychotherapy is often included in extended health care plans or by third-party insurance providers. Check your plan for “Registered Psychotherapy” coverage amounts.