The famous psychologist, Rollo May, once said that “the purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free.”
At Clarity Psychology, our psychologists seek to work closely with you to find relief from the challenges that are affecting your life. Clients that come to Clarity seeking counselling often share the following reasons for coming in:
- I feel like I can’t stop worrying and I don’t know what to do about it.
- I feel sad and down most days and I don’t know why.
- I don’t seem to enjoy things that I used to really like.
- I am having a hard time sleeping.
- My motivation and energy level is lower than I would like and I am struggling to get things done.
- I am worried about my relationships.
- I need support with my mental illness.
- I am struggling as a parent and don’t know what to do.
- I feel like I have lost sight of what I want to do with my life.
- I have recently experienced a significant loss and I don’t know how to navigate my feelings around it.
- I can’t seem to manage my emotions effectively and it’s causing issues in my job / relationships.
- I am feeling very burnt out.
- Something feels “off.”
At Clarity Psychology, we have a team of highly trained psychologists to work with an array of challenges that you may be facing. We aim to build a strong relationship with you and develop a personalized approach to your care that is both collaborative and effective. Our hope is that you will feel that your care is compassionate and professional.
What is Counselling?
Counselling involves forming a safe and connected relationship with a trained mental health professional (e.g., a Registered Psychologist). The mental health professional utilizes a series of purposeful interventions - often guided dialogue and/or behavioural tasks - to help you achieve your desired outcomes. At Clarity Psychology, our team has completed high quality training in several therapeutic methods from experts around North America.
Counselling clients are typically individuals, couples, or families who are seeking to improve their life, develop new ways of coping with distress, overcome or manage mental health challenges, improve relationships/communication, and/or engage in personal growth and development. At Clarity Psychology, the counselling process is personalized to your unique needs.
The success of counselling is largely dependent on the strength of the relationship between the therapist and the client(s). The interventions used and factors external to therapy (such as relationships in the client’s life, for example) also play a large role. At Clarity Psychology, we encourage you to provide feedback on how counselling is working for you and we endeavour to modify our approach to ensure optimal fit with your needs.
Counselling is confidential in nature and clinicians use research to guide their work. Counselling can be both short or long term, can occur individually or with others (couples counselling / family counselling / group counselling), and is for people of all ages. At Clarity we have a diverse staff team and work with clients across the lifespan.