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Steyaert Counselling offers individual counselling and psychotherapy sessions both in-person and virtually across Southern Ontario. We offer dozens of therapeutic techniques and modalities tailored to each client’s needs. Contact us today if you or someone you love is interested in our psychotherapy services.

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy, also called individual counselling or individual therapy, is the treatment of personality and mind disorders through psychological techniques and modalities.

What Occurs in Counselling?

In counselling, clients’ concerns are addressed, goals are identified, and progress is made by utilizing therapeutic modalities and techniques to meet your specific needs in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

Common Counselling Challenges

When life becomes overwhelming, unbearable, or just plain challenging, individual counselling may be an option to help you develop a better understanding of your difficulties and needs, build resilience, and regain control of your life.

The most common reasons people reach out for counselling services are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma or PTSD
  • Stress
  • Anger Management
  • Grief or Significant Losses
  • Low Self-Confidence or Self-Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Insomnia
  • Coping Skills
  • Codependency

How Therapists Can Help

We offer counselling services that take place in a safe, caring, and confidential space, allowing for open discussions and problem-solving.

By exploring your thoughts and emotions, our counselling can help with the following:

  • Unbiased, supportive listening
  • Identifying your challenges and triggers
  • Evaluating your existing coping strategies
  • Building positive, productive techniques for coping
  • Problem-solving
  • Growing self-confidence, self-esteem, and resilience

Individual Counselling Benefits

Psychotherapy has been linked to improving emotions and behaviours and positively linked to changes in the body and mind. Counselling also allows you to:

  • Discover Healthy Coping Mechanisms
  • Identify Self-Triggers
  • Overcome Harmful Behaviours
  • Become Physically Healthier
  • Improve Self-Dependency

Types of Psychotherapy

Online Therapy

Beyond in-person sessions, Steyaert Counselling offers online therapy through video calls. Clients can access therapy from any location, enjoying the flexibility to have sessions at home or wherever there is internet connectivity. This allows for face-to-face discussions with therapists, replicating the in-person experience.

Phone Call Therapy

Steyaert Counselling extends counselling services over the phone, offering a convenient option similar to online sessions. Clients can have flexible sessions without the need for in-person visits or internet access, making them accessible from the comfort of their homes or any other location. This ensures personalized assistance for those unable to visit the Burlington or London, Ontario offices.

In-Person Therapy

In Burlington and London, Ontario, Steyaert Counselling provides face-to-face sessions at their office locations. Clients can schedule sessions to discuss worries and receive individualized therapy in a safe and comforting environment.

Counselling Services Options

There is no one formula for individual counselling. Effective interventions and support for one person may not work for another person.

Some of our common approaches to individual therapy are:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Focused on acceptance of difficult emotions, ACT guides individuals to commit to values-driven actions, promoting psychological flexibility.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT targets negative thought patterns and behaviours, helping individuals reframe their perceptions, develop coping skills, and achieve emotional well-being.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Integrating mindfulness with CBT, and MBCT helps prevent relapses of depression and anxiety by promoting awareness of present thoughts and emotions.

Narrative Therapy

This approach helps individuals reframe their life stories, empowering them to separate from problems and create new, more positive narratives.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

SFBT focuses on solutions and goals, enabling individuals to identify strengths and create practical strategies for change.

Trauma-Focused Therapy

Centred on processing traumatic experiences, this therapy helps individuals address trauma’s impact on thoughts, emotions, and behaviours for healing and resilience

Contact Steyaert Counselling

If you believe we are the right fit for you then call us, email, or book an appointment directly and we will be happy to start helping you achieve your psychotherapy goals.

Commonly Asked Questions

How Long Does Psychotherapy Take?

The duration of psychotherapy varies depending on individual needs and goals. Some people may benefit from short-term therapy (e.g., 6-12 sessions), while others may require longer-term treatment. The therapist will work collaboratively with you to determine the appropriate length of therapy.

How Do I Choose The Right Therapist?

Choosing the right therapist is crucial for a positive therapy experience. Consider factors such as the therapist’s qualifications, experience, specialization, and therapeutic approach. It’s important to find someone you feel comfortable with and trust. You can seek recommendations from your healthcare provider, friends, or family, or use online directories to find licensed therapists in your area.

Will My Therapy Questions Be Confidential?

Yes, therapy sessions are typically confidential. Therapists are bound by professional ethics and legal requirements to maintain client confidentiality. However, there are some exceptions to confidentiality, such as if there is a risk of harm to oneself or others. Your therapist will explain the limits of confidentiality during your initial sessions.

Can I Use My Insurance to Cover Psychotherapy Expenses?

Many extended healthcare plans in Ontario include coverage for psychotherapy services. Check with your insurance provider to understand the specifics of your coverage, including the reimbursement process, any deductibles or copayments, and the number of sessions covered.

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