Counselling Services In London
Old patterns can be hurtful, it's time to explore new ones
Hi, I’m Diane Galbraith and I provide Therapy & Counselling services in London, Ontario. I’m thrilled you’re here and we’re looking forward to working with you!
Our goal is to create a safe space for men, women, couples, and youth to begin to identify what they want and to aid them to move towards better wellbeing.
Relationship problems, identity issues, and self-esteem struggles are just a few of the reasons someone may come to counselling. While the reasons for initiating therapy are varied, we will work together to develop a plan to address your concerns.
Our Therapy & Counselling Services In London
People come to therapy for so many different reasons. Whether you are struggling with family relationships, work, or school, counselling can help. Counselling is often sought out by those looking for more specific support around anxiety, depression, or trauma symptoms. Whatever your reason for being here, let us get you connected with a therapist who can help you begin to make positive changes in your life.
Let's face it, relationships can be hard. Couples Counselling can help to improve the places where you struggle. Counselling can help you work on communication difficulties, repeated arguments, mistrust, affairs, and lack of physical and/or emotional intimacy. Not everyone’s problem will look the same, but identifying your specific issues is an important step in moving forward.
Depression sucks. Truly, it can be awful when it decides to show up in your life. Symptoms of depression can vary from mild concerns such as low mood or a sense of unease that you cannot seem to shake, to significant struggles that can have a severe impact on your work, social life, and personal relationships. Therapy will help to increase coping in the present, while also working to address any relevant issues in the past.
Trauma can be defined as a deeply distressing experience, or experiences, that overwhelms a person's ability to process and cope. In that way, it is unique to the individual who has the experience. Whether or not your trauma symptoms meet a diagnosis of PTSD, therapy can assist you to move through trauma toward healing.
Youth Counselling (Ages 12+)
Being a teenager is not easy. From school work to friendships, dating, and family, it can be difficult to find a space to reflect on who you are, and what you find important. It is not uncommon for teenagers to experience symptoms consistent with anxiety and depression, self-esteem, and identity issues, which are so often made worse by aspects of social media. Sometimes counselling can just be a safe space to get it all out, and to begin to work on moving forward in a healthier way.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is an evidence-based therapy that is used in the treatment of trauma and other mental health concerns. For more information on EMDR click here.
Everyone gets anxious sometimes, but when you feel it too much, or too often, counselling can help. It may feel like you cannot handle one more thing, or that the comparisons you make leave you paralyzed at the thought of having your own life judged. It may be a fear of the future; data shows that we have become more anxious since social media. When we compare ourselves to others, or if panic attacks have suddenly started for "no apparent reason", or if you cannot get your mind to stop, counselling can begin to help you calm your body and mind to gain some relief.
How often do you say "I'm stressed?" What does that actually mean? We see it in others, yet we often only notice it in ourselves when we fall apart - for a moment or for a month. Stress is often linked to "stressful situations" that are happening in our work, home, relationships, school, financial situations, and health. Yet stress is a physical experience, that in the long-run can leave a person vulnerable to physical concerns. If you need help with managing and reducing your stress, we can help.
Anger is normal, and is often valid. However, if you notice yourself becoming more angry in typical situations, or if you, or your partner or friends are expressing concern about inappropriate anger, anger management counselling might be the solution for you. Anger can ruin relationships with friends and family if not addressed, and can lead to depression if not treated in the long-run. Contact us to get started with anger management counselling.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How much do you charge per session?
Currently our session prices start at $120/hour with sessions 50 minutes in length. We accept payment in cash, cheque, transfer, Visa or MasterCard. All payments are due at the end of each session and we do not currently offer direct billing.
Our services are not covered under OHIP, however many extended health care plans provide coverage for therapeutic services. Please check with your insurance provider to determine if you are covered for MSW services. Receipts are provided for tax purposes.
Will our conversations be kept confidential?
All conversations will remain confidential except in exceptional circumstances. The limits of confidentiality will be discussed on or before our first session. We understand such information discussed during our meetings can be personal and we will always ensure no other parties hear or receive this information, unless required by law.
Do you offer virtual or phone sessions?
Currently we do provide phone and video sessions. We are also open for in-person sessions with pandemic restrictions in place.