Burlington Counselling: The Basics

Individual Counselling in Burlington

It may be hard to believe but it’s perfectly okay not to be able to overcome your struggles on your own.

Many individuals turn to counselling to help them deal with their issues. In a safe, caring and confidential environment, a therapist can work one-on-one with you to help you deal with your issues and find happiness in your life.

And I am proud to offer this service to the Burlington area.

Here are some examples of what I cover with Burlington counselling clients:

  • Adoption Issues in Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Families
  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Healing After a Break-Up or Divorce
  • Insecurity, Jealousy and Trust
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex and Intimacy
  • Sexual and/or Violent Trauma

This list is by no means comprehensive and if you are dealing with struggles and situations not listed here, please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information.

How Can Counselling Help You?

If you’re here reading about my services then you have already taken the first step to gaining the tools and empowerment you need to overcome your struggles.

As a therapist, I can guide you to find your inner strength and make significant and lasting changes in your life.

Here are some of the other amazing benefits you can experience with individual counselling:

  • A personalized approach that fits your unique needs.
  • One-on-one attention.
  • The discovery of healthy coping methods.
  • Improvements in your relationships.
  • Taking back control of your life.
  • Progressing at your own pace.

Individual counselling can also improve your physical health, your sense of empathy and provide you with a sense of self-awareness to help you take control of your life and face your struggles with strength and confidence.

It doesn’t matter if you are dealing with something you consider trivial or a major event that has reshaped your life, you can always benefit in some way from individual counselling.

Contact Me & Get Started

You were engaged and interested. You stopped and we talked about things that bothered me a lot in depth. You weren't just relying on a textbook or a theory, you were relating to me through your own similar experiences.

MattFormer Client

What’s Different About My Approach:

When you seek my services, you don’t have to be afraid of facing a disinterested therapist who uses outdated methods in a stuffy office. I am dedicated to providing you with a personalized experience and the tools you need to be mentally fit.

1. Modern, Effective Attachment-Based Therapy

For many individuals, attachment therapy means better and faster results than with traditional methods. This new type of therapy targets the thoughts, feelings, communications, behaviours and interpersonal exchanges related to early attachment experiences that may be hindering your ability to move past your issues and live a happy and fulfilling life.

2. Normal, Down to Earth Approach

Despite what you may have seen in the movies or on TV, or experienced in real life, some therapists are not boring and pretentious. My approach is based on taking the time to relate to you and have deep and meaningful conversations.

3. World-Class Expertise and Resources

In addition to counselling sessions with clients, I also produce videos, write articles, host a psychology podcast, and I’m the clinical director of Empire Psychological in Hamilton. To stay up to date, I take part in continuing education related to the latest in attachment therapy.

Are You Ready for a Change?

Everybody is capable of change and worthy of living a happy and fulfilling life.

I can help you overcome the struggles in your life by providing the support, guidance and tools you need to face your issues.

Contact me today for more information!

It's so easy to talk to you because you've been there, you know what I'm going through, you know how much it hurts, and I can see that. You're not dispensing advice from the top of some ivory tower, you're in the trenches with me showing me the way forward.

RachelFormer Client

Counselling: Common Questions

How Does This All Work? How Do We Get Started?

The first step is contacting me to book a free phone consult. I need to have a general idea of what’s happening before I can provide you with feedback, and talking on the phone also gives us a chance to see if we’re a good fit before meeting for a real session. Use the contact form below to send me a message, and I’ll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.

    Do You See Clients On Evenings and Weekends?

    Absolutely. Counselling sessions are available from 10 AM – 5 PM at my Burlington office, and evenings/weekends at both my Hamilton office and Stoney Creek office.

    How Often Are Counselling Sessions?

    However often is necessary – it depends entirely on your needs and how much time you’re willing to put into working towards your goals. Typically, people come in weekly or biweekly. I’ll be able to give you a reasonable idea during our free phone consult. Contact me and we can set one up.

    One Week I Want Counselling, Then I Feel OK. Can You Help?

    Definitely. I see this often, and if this is you, the way to break this pattern is to go to therapy when things are good. When in crisis you want counselling, but when things calm down a bit you lose your motivation. This pattern will likely continue until you seek help during the positive phase of the cycle.

    What Type of Counselling Methods Do You Use?

    Attachment based therapy is the primary method used. It’s one of the newest forms of therapy and is also one of the most effective. Attachment is making waves in the field of psychology because of how effective it is for a variety of issues. I write and speak about it often on my blog and podcast.

    Can Counselling Actually Help With (Specific Issue)?

    I’ve worked with people in circumstances you probably wouldn’t believe. Everyday people, celebrities, blue collar, white collar, accountants, artists… all types of people, from all kinds of backgrounds, all over the world. It doesn’t matter who you are or what issues you’re facing, what matters is the effort you put in. The most successful clients I’ve ever worked with are those who are dedicated, put in the work, and do so consistently.

    What's the cost per session?

    There are several members of my practice each with their own rates based on their experience, but you can expect to pay around $170 per session.

    Is therapy covered by my benefits?

    Benefits and insurance coverage varies from plan to plan. To find out if your plan will cover therapy, please contact me.

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    Contact Me

    Burlington Location

    Burlington Office Address:

    4145 N Service Road, Burlington, ON

    Burlington Office Hours:

    Monday to Friday, 10AM – 5PM

    Evening & Weekend Appointments

    Available at my Hamilton or Stoney Creek office

    Considering Counselling?

    Contact me using the form below.

    I’ll do my best to answer your question within 24 hours.