Schedule Individual Counselling Services
SMB Individual Counselling Services offer individual counselling at our Bedford office as well as online counselling that you can take advantage of from the comfort of your own home. Schedule your individual counselling appointment with us and we promise to see you online soon to help in any way we can.
Depression, anxiety, and trauma affect us all in some way at some point in our lives. The process of healing from trauma and developing effective coping strategies for depression and anxiety is an essential component of good mental and emotional health.
The Benefits of Individual Counselling
Individual counselling provides a safe space and a safe person to help you process the thoughts and feelings surrounding your mental health issues.
SMB in-person counseling acts as a safe but secondary pair of eyes and ears to help bring perspective to any issue that may be bothering you. SMB individual counsellors are trained to help you shed some light on your struggles whether it be with your own mental health, another individual or group.
of mental health counsellors — including our founder Jennifer Banks — have been trained to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.
Together, they cover a host of therapy styles, so you can find the best therapy for your unique mental health needs. Most of our counsellors offer both virtual and in-person appointments anywhere in Nova Scotia including Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville and Cape Breton.
Here are some of the reasons people seek therapy at SMB Counselling:
- Relationship Challenges
- Gender Identity and Expression
- Mood Disorders
Personalized and Tailored Approach
Individual counselling provides a personalized approach to mental health care. Unlike group therapy or self-help resources, individual counseling focuses solely on the unique needs and concerns of the individual.
Each person’s experiences, goals, and circumstances are taken into account, allowing the counselor to tailor the therapy sessions specifically to the individual. This customized approach increases the effectiveness and relevance of the counseling, leading to more significant positive outcomes.
Confidential and Non-Judgmental Environment
Individual counselling offers a private space for individuals to share their thoughts and emotions without the fear of judgment. This environment promotes trust, enabling individuals to open up and explore their vulnerabilities.
The absence of judgment fosters a sense of acceptance, which can be immensely therapeutic. The role of our counselor is to provide support, empathy, and understanding, ensuring individuals feel heard and validated.
Enhanced Self-Awareness and Insight
Engaging in individual counselling can lead to increased self-awareness and insight. Through guided conversations and reflections with our professional mental health counsellors, individuals gain a deeper understanding of their thoughts, and behaviors. They can uncover underlying patterns or triggers that contribute to their mental health challenges.
This newfound awareness empowers individuals to make positive changes, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and navigate life’s difficulties more effectively.
Skill Building and Coping Strategies
Individual online counselling equips individuals with valuable skills and coping strategies to manage any mental health issues that may arise. Our trained counselors utilize evidence-based techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), or mindfulness practices, to address specific issues.
These therapeutic interventions help individuals develop resilience, improve problem-solving abilities, regulate emotions, and enhance overall well-being. The skills learned in counseling can be applied in various aspects of life, resulting in long-lasting positive effects.
Emotional Support and Validation
The emotional support provided in individual counseling plays a vital role in promoting mental health. Our counselors are trained professionals who are skilled at offering empathy and support during challenging times.
They provide a non-judgmental ear, helping individuals process their emotions, experiences, and traumas. The therapeutic relationship formed in counseling can be a valuable source of comfort and encouragement, leading to improved self-esteem and overall emotional well-being.
Book An Appointment
In an increasingly fast-paced and demanding world, mental health has become a crucial aspect of overall well-being. One powerful resource for addressing and managing mental health concerns is individual counselling. With the help of trained professionals, individual counseling offers a safe and confidential space for individuals to explore their thoughts, emotions, and challenges.
Our in-person counsellors and online counsellors in Bedford NS are committed to your privacy and safety, so you can share your thoughts and feelings in a space you always know is free from judgment. This allows us to provide you with the strategies to address all your mental health concerns, so you can move forward into your best life.
To book your individual counselling appointment with one of our professional counsellors, (902) 266-3311., email , or call us at