The Busiest Season of the Year for Counselling:
Yes. Personal development and self-improvement impulses are high in the September and January, yet emotional distress triggers abound between November and February. This is because of distress from financial pressures, cold weather, low sunlight, family issues prompted by holidays, etc. Distress support hotlines are ringing off the hook in January because the family wounds are sensitive and then credit card bills and bathroom scales are showing scary numbers. Maybe a counselling service plan should be part of more people’s seasonal prep and gift certificate purchases. Please make a plan to take good care of yourself this Christmas and seek advice as needed.
Top 10 Types of counselling clients that approach me for advice:
4. Concerned/Troubled Mind
6 Types of Counselling Services that I can provide you and yours with:
1. Pastoral Counselling: Shepherding Christian hearts towards God and his plan for their lives through conversations that wisely use the Bible and Triune prayer.
2. Spiritual Direction/Counselling: Authentic self-leadership flows from an authentic place which can be tended in non-directive, exploratory conversation about your heart/soul condition, core values, sacred beliefs, personal standards, passion-mapping, motivation and overall journey through life phases.
3. Life Work Coaching: Self-assessing important areas of your life and developing growth plans to support your drive achieve your vision of success and high performance.
4. Addiction & Substance Abuse Counselling: Support for individuals and groups who want to understand the “why” and “how” of wellness, recovery and deep personal change.
5. Couples Care and Coaching: Premarital Preparation and Marital Enrichment Facilitation through assessments and skill development.
6. Grief and Loss: Aid in the process of slowing down to name the loss, plan to mourn, describe the pain, accept bereavement in our culture of “stuff it in”, “move along” and “replace it”.