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 adolescents, teenagers, young adults and adults. She earned her Master of Education in Counselling in 2000, is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. Learn more about Annette.
Annette provides a safe, non-judgemental, 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.
Personal Counselling for Life’s Challenges
Some of the issues addressed in personal counselling include:
- depression, anxiety, stress and grief
- LGBTQ lifestyles
- relationship issues, including separation and divorce
- work-related stress including conflict management, bullying, work-life balance
- self-esteem and assertiveness
- trauma and PTSD
- anger management
Counselling, whether it’s personal or psychological, 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.
Psychological Counselling for Motor Vehicle Accidents or Work-Related Injury
- pain and illness
- sleep disturbances, nightmares, flashbacks
- depression, anxiety, stress and sadness
- difficulties coping
- problems concentrating and forgetfulness
Counselling always involves growth and change, and can be hard work and sometimes even painful. It can simply be making the unbearable more bearable. It can also be about finding peace and even joy at the end of a long journey.
Benefits of Psychotherapy Personal Counselling
Embarking on a journey of self-discovery has many benefits including:
- decreased emotional distress
- forgiveness of self and others
- reduction of stress
- improved intimate relationships with partners and family
- improved performance and the ability to cope with job demands