Incentive Counselling Services
Individual and Couples Counselling
Individual Counselling

Individual Counselling

Whether this is the first time you have thought about reaching out to a counsellor, or you are continuing your counselling journey, you will find comfort, support, and compassion at Incentive Counselling.  If you are here, you, or someone you care for, is struggling to find balance and a healthy sense of well-being. We are here to help.

The interpretation of ourselves, events, situations, and others, has a direct impact on our personal well-being and mental health. We can have opinions of ourselves and others that are based on habitual, ingrained tendencies that can continually attack our inner confidence, self-esteem, happiness, and view of our world. 

Life also has a tendency to throw us curve balls.  Unexpected events, such as the death of a loved one, job loss or dissatisfaction, feeling trapped in an unhappy or eroding relationship, or the experience of an unpleasant event, can all cause insurmountable stress, trauma, and grief.  These emotions can “snowball” on us and truly catch us off guard and leave us feeling helpless, depressed, anxious, vulnerable, and unable to cope.  

The skills to maneuver these challenges may be beyond your reach, especially when these emotions are fresh and overwhelming.  Reaching out to a counsellor can help you overcome personal hurdles, create resilience, and help you find the path to the life you want.  Through this relationship, you will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to create transformation, hope and healing in your situation. 

Common Reasons for Seeking Help

  • Self-esteem and feelings of inadequacy
  • Depression, anxiety, feelings of sadness, emptiness, guilt or shame
  • Overthinking, being overwhelmed, and difficulty making decisions
  • Feelings of grief and loss
  • Body image concerns and body dysmorphia
  • Coping skills, emotional regulation and stress management
  • Social anxiety and other phobias
  • Life transitions  – challenges of parenthood and caring for aging parents
  • Relationships, choosing the right partner, and relationship coaching
  • Professional/workplace challenges and work/life balances
  • Impacts of chronic illness and health issues
  • Dealing with past or current trauma
  • Gender and sexual identity
  • Embracing one’s authentic self
  • Exploring early childhood patterns and other difficulties that affect everyday life
  • Addiction and/or reckless and self-destructive behaviours

Services for pre-teens, teens, adults, and seniors.

For your comfort, in office, virtual, or phone sessions available.

Rates:

Individual Session Fees:

50 minute Session: $120 

Payable by e-transfer, Visa, Mastercard, Amex, or cash.

Your extended health care benefits may cover all or a portion of your treatment depending on your plan’s requirements. 

If you currently don’t have benefits, fees are tax deductible.

Please ask for more details.

Book an appointment with Wendy today.

Couples Counselling

Couples Counselling

Finding a partner to share your dreams, joys, adventures, and sorrows is one of the most satisfying and wonderful things that we can experience in life.  That is why it is so heartbreaking if this connection starts to lose its luster and depth. Our busy lives with the daily stress and demands can chip away at our relational satisfaction leaving us feeling lonely or trapped.  Counselling can help put the spark back into your relationship. 

I am trained in the Gottman method of couples counselling where interventions are designed to help couples strengthen their relationships in three primary areas: friendship, conflict management, and creation of shared meaning. Couples learn to replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions and to repair past hurts. Interventions designed to increase closeness and intimacy are used to improve friendship, deepen emotional connection, and create changes which enhances the couples shared goals. 

The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.

Some of the relationship issues that may be addressed in therapy include:

  • Frequent conflict and arguments
  • Poor communication
  • Emotionally distanced couples on the verge of separation
  • Specific problems such as sexual difficulties, infidelity, money, and parenting

Rates:

50 minute session: $120

Payable by e-transfer,Visa, Mastercard, Amex, or cash.

Your extended health care benefits may cover all or a portion of your sessions depending on your plan’s requirements. 

If you currently do not have benefits, fees are tax deductible.

Take the first step by calling or booking an appointment with Wendy today.

Appointment with Wendy
Appointment with Wendy

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