Stoney Creek Counselling: The Basics

Individual Counselling in Stoney Creek

Are you looking for a way to overcome your personal struggles and find happiness in your life?

Reaching out for help can be hard but it’s perfectly okay to seek support when dealing with your issues. Many individuals turn to counselling in order to face their problems in an environment that is safe, caring and confidential.

As a counsellor in the Stoney Creek area, I am proud to offer my services and work with you one-on-one to give you the guidance and tools you need to move on from your pain and lead a fulfilling and balanced life.

Here are some examples of what I cover with Stoney Creek 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?

You’re here reading about my services so you already know that counselling is a productive and acceptable step in overcoming your struggles.

As a therapist, I can help you gain the tools and empowerment you need 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.

These are just a few of the benefits of individual counselling. Others include an improvement in your physical health, an increase in your sense of empathy and the development of self-awareness that will help you take control of your life and face your struggles with strength and confidence.

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:

I can assure you that I am not a stereotypically stuffy and disinterested therapist that relies on outdated methods. I am committed to providing you with a personalized experience using up-to-date and relevant methods to ensure that you become mentally fit.

1. Modern, Effective Attachment-Based Therapy

Attachment therapy is new to the psychological scene and can achieve better and faster results than with traditional therapy methods. It focuses on your early attachment experiences and how they relate and affect your thoughts, feelings, behaviours, interpersonal exchanges and the way you communicate.

2. Normal, Down to Earth Approach

We’re all used to seeing therapists portrayed in the media as stiff, glasses-on-the-edge-of-the-noise individuals holding a clipboard while nodding absently. I’m not like that. I want to relate to you and have real conversations about your issues while providing my support, knowledge and expertise.

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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    Stoney Creek Location

    Stoney Creek Office Address:

    54-201 Westbank Trail, Stoney Creek, ON

    Stoney Creek Office Hours:

    Monday to Sunday, 10AM – 10PM

    Evening and Weekend Appointments


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    Considering Counselling?

    Contact me using the form below.

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