Adult Counselling

As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Barb Rogers is knowledgeable, insightful and intuitive. Her energy and optimism are inspiring, and there are many ways she can help you move forward and make positive changes in your life. From a simple reframing of the problem, to longer term exploration of early life experiences and entrenched patterns of behaviour, Barb is able to clarify issues and find individual approaches to resolving them.

Do you ever feel stuck? Stuck in the way you feel? Stuck in old relationship patterns? Stuck in your role with work or family? Do you find it difficult to make changes in your life? Do you feel angry and resentful?  Do you have chronic health issues? Do you think you could be happier? Would you like to improve your relationships with others? Do you hold everything in and find it difficult to express your needs? Are you feeling stressed or burned out? Are you feeling anxious or depressed?

Do you know all the ways that counselling can help you move forward in your life?
To find out, please read on:

Anxiety and Depression

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.”
~ Mary Anne Radmacher

Benefits of Anxiety and Depression counselling:

  • learn to recognize and change destructive patterns of behaviour
  • explore early life experiences in order to root out sources of difficulty
  • discover the hidden cost of keeping things bottled up
  • understand the connection between mind and body
  • identify negative thought patterns
  • get support and learn to manage your symptoms
  • understand what is going on physiologically
  • gain insight into the purpose your behaviour serves
  • manage stress before it becomes overwhelming
  • recognize early warning signs
  • find healthy outlets to express your emotions
  • set realistic goals
  • reframe your problems as opportunities for growth
  • learn how not to take things personally
  • find ways to boost your resilience
  • connect with other resources

Healthy Relationships

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
~Maya Angelou

Benefits of Healthy Relationship counselling:

  • explore negative patterns of behaviour
  • gain insight into how your behaviour affects others
  • find out what you’re looking for in your relationships
  • discover the cost of not communicating
  • learn to voice your needs and how to get them met
  • deal with ongoing feelings of anger and resentment
  • communicate in a way that doesn’t make others feel defensive
  • recognize and eliminate dynamics involving power and abuse
  • develop relationships based on mutual respect
  • nurture relationships that make you feel good about yourself
  • learn to be more tolerant and compassionate of others
  • deal with feelings of guilt and shame

Stress Management

“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
~Unknown

How you can benefit from counselling:

  • manage your time and emotions so things don’t pile up
  • reframe your experience into something positive
  • develop healthy ways to express emotion
  • discover the hidden costs of stress
  • explore negative thought patterns
  • connect with inner strength and resources
  • learn constructive ways to communicate
  • know how to value yourself
  • learn to see the positive in things
  • gain insight into why certain things create more stress for you than others
  • take care of your body
  • explore the connection between mind and body
  • address drug and alcohol use and abuse
  • learn relaxation techniques
  • connect with other resources

Communication

“Here’s why I will be a good person; because I listen. I cannot speak, so I listen very well. I never interrupt; I never deflect the course of the conversation with a comment of my own. People, if you pay attention to them, change the direction of one another’s conversation constantly. It’s like having a passenger in your car that suddenly grabs the steering wheel and turns you down a side street.”
~Enzo (Garth Stein)

How you can benefit from counselling:

  • learn how and when to deal with an issue
  • try out new communication techniques
  • understand the effect your behaviour has on others
  • explore the hidden cost of keeping things bottled up
  • find your voice and express your needs
  • be a better listener
  • understand the importance of body language
  • learn not to be so reactive
  • discover your own triggers
  • manage your emotions

Self-Esteem and Identity Issues

“Why compare yourself with others? No one in the entire world can do a better job of being you than you.”
~Author unknown

How you can benefit from counselling:

  • learn to value yourself
  • connect with inner strength and resources
  • feel comfortable and confident in social situations
  • be less influenced by what other people say and think about you
  • find your voice and get your needs met
  • set realistic goals and achieve them
  • learn how to say no
  • establish satisfying relationships based on mutual respect
  • stand up for yourself
  • manage feelings of guilt and shame
  • stop procrastinating
  • accept your mistakes as learning opportunities and move on
  • try new things without a fear of failure
  • have a positive outlook
  • be able to laugh at yourself
  • develop a healthy body image