What is Counselling and Psychotherapy and what can they help with?
We all need help sometimes and having someone to talk to can make a big difference. At Complete Wellbeing we ensure this is done in a safe, non-judgmental and compassionate environment where you are treated as a whole person, not a collection of symptoms or issues.
Talking about your feelings is only part of the process, and a variety of approaches are used to help you create the life that you deserve. Receiving counselling involves learning new skills, building and applying tools to manage your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
- Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you with many things including:
- Anxiety, depression, stress
- Low self-confidence and self-esteem
- Relationship boundaries
- Communication and intimacy
- Anger management
- Loss and Bereavement, Grief
- Chronic pain management and coping skills
- Identity questions and life transitions
- Emotional, relationship and professional conflicts
How many sessions will I need?
Dealing with our issues, learning new skills and using tools to make the necessary changes takes time. It is a process that cannot be rushed, and your first session is only the start of your journey to optimum health.
You need to expect to come for a number of sessions. These may be weekly, biweekly or even monthly. The exact number depends on your specific circumstances and how successful you are at making changes in your life. This is your own, personal journey. We work with you to determine the best course of action for your individual needs and can advise you along the way.
How can I be sure my therapist is a good fit for my needs?
We recommend that you check out our counsellors' bio pages to find out their specific areas of experience, then book a Free Discovery (by video / zoom, phone or in person). We want you to be sure that they are the right person for your needs before you commit to a full session.
Will my health benefits pay for Counselling and Psychotherapy?
Some plans do cover Registered Psychotherapists (RP or CCPA) or Certified Counsellors. You need to check your plan to be sure.
UPDATE: Registered Psychotherapists (RP) are now covered by the Federal Government Sunlife plan.
I need help but I don't have insurance and I cannot afford to pay!
All of our Counsellors and Psychotherapists offer a sliding scale. This is something you can discuss with them the first time you talk to them. Where possible they will accommodate your needs.