Counselling: Tell your story, it deserves to be heard
At Get Well Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, we value mental health just as much as we do physical. Being able to imagine and feel emotions with in-depth understanding is what makes human beings different from all other creatures on the planet. We react according to the situations and various scenarios have different ways to treat us. Considering a particular situation, our thoughts or feelings can have an emotional effect on ourselves. Counselling is a talking therapy that encourages people to address the issue they are facing with an eventual goal to overcome the problem.
What is a clincial counsellor (RCC)?
A counselor is a professionally trained expert who helps people overcome their issues after a systematic chain of sessions. The types of counselling vary, depending on the needs of the clients.
counselling is a talking therapy that allows people to discuss their problems with trained professionals in a peaceful and safe ambiance. The exact meaning of counselling might vary among individuals. But in general, it is the process where you talk about your issues in detail either intending to overcome the same or to explore your thoughts comprehensively.
The role of a counselor doesn’t limit to suggesting you do this or that. Rather they support you to speak about your problems in detail to identify the primary cause behind them. Furthermore, they develop an action plan to help you cope up with the issue or win over it.
How does counselling work?
Counselling can take many forms, ranging from in-person to online to telephone sessions. It starts with the intake process, wherein our reception staff gather basic information about the client, such as their address, phone number, and any relevant insurance information, along with types of service desired.
Once the appointment is booked, the client is then asked to provide written information such as relevant medical issues, past history of mental health problems, family history, and other details that are relevant to counselling service provision.
Contrary to what is often thought, counselling does not involve judgment on the part of the counsellor. It is rather a sort of partnership wherein the counsellor helps the patient explore the purpose and cause of everything from their negative thoughts to detrimental actions.
By helping the patient bring subconscious or unconscious motivations to the surface, counselling helps guide clients toward solutions. It is therefore a joint effort, one that can serve to help with a large array of problems ranging from addiction, abuse, childhood trauma, and more general emotional issues like low self-esteem.
Can i trust my counsellor?
Yes, absolutely. In BC, registered clinical counsellors are obligated by law to keep your meetings and any information shared within those meeting completely confidential.
However, there are circumstances when confidentiality is allowed to be broken for safety and health reasons. They are as followed:
- There are reasonable grounds to believe that you are likely to harm yourself or another person.
- There are reasonable grounds to believe that a child under the age of 17 years is at risk of being abused or neglected.
- There are reasonable grounds to believe that a resident in a long term care or retirement home is at risk of being abused or neglected.
- Your counselling record has been subpoenaed by a court of law.
- You disclose that you have been sexually abused by a regulated health professional.
What is counselling used to treat?
Counselling, or sometimes known as therapy, is generally used to treat the following:
- anxiety disorders
- bipolar disorder
- eating disorders
- trauma-related disorders
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- substance use disorders
- mood disorders
- social anxiety
- interpersonal problems
- relationship issues
- behavioural issues
- personality disorders
- postpartum depression
- suicidal thoughts
- self harm
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