According to the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors, “clinical counselling is the use of clinical mental health counselling values, principles and methods for the purpose of assisting clients to understand their issues and concerns in order to enhance self-growth, personal effectiveness, interpersonal relations, life adjustments, spiritual growth, and mental health.
This may involve developing insight into, and/or learning to prevent and/or eliminate maladaptive behavior or symptoms, in addition to the enhancement and strengthening of health coping styles and functional relationships with self and others.”
A Registered Clinical Counsellor can help you get a better understanding of your issues and concerns in order to enhance your self-growth, personal effectiveness, relationships, and your general mental health and well-being.
This will be done through assessment, prevention, and treatment/intervention.
Counselling is effective, but it’s not magic.
Counselling works, but not instantly.
Counselling heals, but it doesn’t always ‘cure’.
Therapy is not about getting “fixed”, rather it is a collaborative partnership between therapist and client where we work towards greater understanding and awareness, and hopefully create meaningful and lasting change.