Individual Counselling

Individual counseling is a one-on-one discussion between the counselor and the client, who is the person seeking treatment. That discussion can be face to face, over the video or telephone. The discussion would be usually about the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are bothering or troublesome for that person.

Looking from a different angle, individual counseling is a process through which clients work with a mental health professional in a safe, caring, and confidential setting. Such a positive, comforting and encouraging environment allows clients to explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, and work through challenging or bothersome memories. Thus they are able to better understand themselves, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, set personal goals for change or improvement, and work toward those goals.

Individual counseling can help one deal with issues such as

  • stress

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • grief

  • anger

  • addictions (gambling substance abuse)

  • marriage and relationship challenges

  • parenting problems

  • career changes, etc.

Individual counselling also helps in personal growth and development by overcoming or managing problems like

  • low self-esteem

  • lack of self-confidence

  • social anxiety

  • procrastination

  • ADHD, and

  • personality disorders

Suffice to say this: individual counselling is an opportunity for clients to clearly understand themselves and their situations, and brainstorm options that could make them feel better and confident.