Psychotherapy and Counselling in London Ontario
Ever think, “I didn’t sign up for this”?
Life can feel so hard sometimes. While the ups and downs of life are expected, sometimes those “down” times feel like too much. Feeling unhappy, stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed are not fun places to be. Worrying about your children, your relationships, your finances, or your job can drain you of vitality and joy.
Sometimes, the decline is so gradual that you feel like you’ve suddenly woken up and thought, “Is this really all there is? Surely, this can’t be all there is!”.
Life can be easier, lighter, and joyous. Here is how psychotherapy can help.
As experts in mental health, our team of talented clinicians can offer you a wide modality of approaches to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. Psychotherapy offers a process of building a trusting relationship where you can examine your life, your thoughts, habits, and patterns with someone who will guide you with acceptance.
Through this process, new insights unfold and you will be in a grounded place to make different choices for yourself and feel happier. Life will begin to feel easier and you will feel freer. You can enjoy your job, your relationships, your families and friends.
“What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
~ Mary Oliver
Here are some of the struggles our psychotherapists can help you with:
- OCD and anxiety disorders
- Substance use concerns
- PTSD/C-PTSD and mental health
- Attachment trauma
- Burnout and compassion fatigue
- Therapy for Healthcare workers
- First Responders/Veterans
- Substance use concerns
- Domestic violence
- Maternal mental health/infertility/pregnancy loss
- Eating disorders
- Stress, anger management
- Chronic and/or terminal illness
- Indigenous mental health
- Grief and loss
- Racial Identity + immigrants
What is psychotherapy and who is it for?The short answer is that therapy, in our opinion, is for everyone! Folks come to therapy for all kinds of reasons, but usually, something in their life isn’t working or doesn’t feel right, and they want the expertise, wisdom, and guidance of a therapist to help them figure it out. The process of therapy helps you understand how events of the past influence current behaviours and thoughts. This is especially useful if the behaviours and thoughts of today are making life difficult. Therapy is a process of co-creation that allows you to make powerful shifts in your thinking and behaviours to allow you to enjoy your life and handle the ups and downs of life with less turbulence.
What is “trauma”?Trauma is the emotional and physical response to exposure to deeply disturbing events or a series of events. Trauma overwhelms one’s ability to cope and can lead to feelings of helplessness. It can interfere with a healthy sense of self and impede the ability to experience and express a full range of emotions. Trauma can disrupt your sense of safety in the world, and make it difficult to trust others.
What is trauma therapy? Is it just talking about what happened in detail?Trauma therapy is a process of helping you to overcome your reactions to the trauma with an emphasis on your emotional safety. Trauma therapy helps you to work through the shame, guilt, fear of the event or events while helping you to challenge avoidance and isolation. Our trauma therapists help you to process the impact of trauma without re-traumatizing you, and there is never a requirement to go into detail about what happened. Our first and foremost goal is your comfort and safety, always.
What if I don’t know if I have trauma? Can I still come to therapy?This is a question we get asked all the time. People don’t know if they have “enough” trauma to come to therapy, or if what they have experienced is significant enough. There is no comparison on trauma. If something is distressing for you, bothering you or keeping you from living a life with ease, then we can help, we want to help, and we welcome you to our clinic.
What if I want to do therapy for other issues that are not trauma-related?Then you are absolutely in the right place! We have a large team of amazing, hand-selected therapists to help you through almost anything! From anxiety to OCD to depression to relationship struggles to body image issues and beyond, we probably have the perfect therapist here for you.
Available Individual Therapy in London
Our clinic is located at 111 Waterloo Street, Suite 508 and Suite 210.
Both in person or online appointments are available depending on your preferred therapist.