Individual counseling is essentially a joint effort between a single person and the counselor. The goal is to provide a safe, supportive, and confidential environment to address the issues that are bothering the individual.
Just about anyone can benefit from counselling. No problem is too big or too small. Here are a few examples of some problems individuals bring to counselling sessions :-
- Symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression
- Feelings of unhappiness and loneliness.
- Excessive worry and living constantly on the edge.
- Adjustment issues in the family, work and relationships.
- Inability to concentrate, sleep at night or feeling tired constantly
- Interpersonal difficulties, including conflicts, family problems, romantic relationship concerns, problems with assertiveness, shyness, decision making difficulties and other similar problems.
- Bereavement and grief related to the loss of a loved one (such as relationship breakups, deaths, divorce, or other major losses)
- Questions/confusion about identity, self-image, sexuality, gender, or similar concerns
- Experience with sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, abuse, or other trauma
- Thoughts of suicide, death, or hurting others
- Behaviors that can be harmful to self, like drug or alcohol abuse.
This is just a list and is not exhaustive. Every individual’s personality makeup is different and their circumstances are different and thus their life experiences are different.