Types of Concerns

Personal issues are things many of us will face from time to time in our lives. They are a normal part of life; but when they happen too often, too fast, or when we are already challenged by other things in life, they can feel overwhelming. Counselling can help by offering support, a safe place to explore the challenges and issues, and by helping you develop skills, strategies and attitudes that will help you get through these challenges. Some typical personal issues we see in counselling include:

  • Relationships
  • Family
  • Grief
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Motivation
  • Self-esteem
  • Conflict
  • Anger

Mental Health is something everyone should monitor and be aware of. For some, whether because of the degree of stressors in their lives or biological pre-disposition, patterns of response to lives challenges become as much, or more, of a problem as the stressors themselves. Whether your response includes medication, therapy, or a combination of the two, mental health issues are something you shouldn’t face alone. A counsellor can be a place to start talking about issues including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Psychosis
James Reddin
Counsellor
Department: 
Student Affairs
Phone: 
(902) 566-0488
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