At Comox Valley Counselling our aim is to provide you with a safe and non-judgmental environment where you feel truly heard and supported as you navigate personal growth and change.
We believe counselling is a collaborative and confidential process which supports you in addressing concerns of the whole person, which can include exploring your thoughts, feelings, behaviours, somatic awareness and spiritual well-being. It is our hope that through counselling you will gain deeper personal insights and awareness, better ways of understanding and coping, and deeply improved relationships with yourself and your loved ones.
…can include any combination of family members depending on how your family is structured and what your goals are for counselling.
The family system is held in a safe and non-threatening environment, where each family member’s unique experiences and perspectives are appreciated and heard. Through a collaborative process guided by the counsellor the patterns of behaviour and negative cycles or roles which interfere with harmonious family connection are addressed, and the family members learn how to better communicate and understand each other, support one another and resolve conflicts.
… is a secure and confidential way for clients to seek support with their emotional health.
Using HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) regulated online platforms, our therapists regularly meet clients online, and therapeutically, online counselling is proven to be as effective as face to face counselling.
Online counselling allows clients to enjoy therapy from the comfort of their own homes, and many clients report the ease and freedom they find using this alternative, safe option. Benefits to meeting your therapist remotely include saving time usually devoted to travel, simplicity, and even perhaps ease of childcare.
In order to attend online counselling sessions, clients require access to high speed internet connections, a working microphone and a webcam. Phones, tablets and computers are all suitable devices for this modern medium. Choose a quiet, private space within your home or elsewhere so that you will not be disturbed. Headphones are recommended though not required.
…is also a remote counselling option, and allows for readily available therapy for people who, for example, be travelling, have a busy schedule, or are not comfortable or able to participate in online counselling.
Again, choose a quiet and private space from which to meet your therapist to avoid interruptions, and ensure you have a good connection, especially if using a cell phone. Online payments are generally preferred. Talk directly to your therapist regarding options.