All tagged Counselling
In the first post about how to go to counselling, I went over some ways to prepare and make space for counselling. One of the biggest predictors of successful outcomes in counselling is actually the relationship between you and your counsellor. A lot of this comes down to being a “good fit.” But what does that really mean and how can you tell if it’s the case?
Hello Peak Resilience Community!
As of July 15th we will be changing our fees for incoming clients. We deeply appreciate and value the relationships we have with our clients (you!), so we are offering a grace period to our current clients. To show our gratitude and honour the relationships we have built with you, we will not increase our fees for current clients until October 15, 2019.
As a team, we’ve thought a lot about our fees, and our tendency to shy away from increasing them despite not raising them for 4 years. As women and counsellors we try to be aware of the messages we have internalized that make it hard for us to ask for what we’re worth - this is a part of our own work. The reason we are increasing our fees is to provide the best quality service and that also means being transparent.
One of my favourite things about being a counsellor is working with folks who have never been to counselling before. I am always so jazzed (and in awe) that people take such a big leap of faith and make it into the office. I know from experience that it can be terrifying and terribly vulnerable to step into a room with a stranger and tell them about what’s going on. So how do you get ready for that?
Structuring self-care activities into our life
Being curious about the reasons that make it hard to slow down, take care of ourselves, and not take on so much
Getting support in learning how to approach ourselves with more kindness and develop self-compassion
But what happens when we do all that good work to take care of ourselves, hold ourselves accountable, get support, and we still can’t seem to climb out of that pit of fatigue?
The first time someone told me to, “just breathe” I was 18 years old and sitting in my doctor’s office having my first panic attack.
Convinced that I was dying, and that trying to take a deep breath wasn’t real medical advice, I was deeply annoyed with my doctor, and requested some “real” intervention. Today I know better.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor wanting to provide the best, most ethical counselling services possible- which means I attend my own therapy.
And it scares me.
When clients first come to Peak Resilience, they often comment on our space. We get reactions such as "wow, this is so nice" or "I feel so relaxed". We thought we would explain the rationale behind putting a lot of thought and love into our space...
What's new at Peak Resilience in November 2017
Caring for ourselves first so we can sustainably and ethically care for our amazing clients.
Taking action when we just want to bury our heads in the sand.
How to face painful life experiences without avoidance and resistance.
About 1 in 10 Canadians suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at some point in their lives.