Counselling Services for Stress & Anxiety in Victoria.

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Stress & Anxiety

George Bielay, MSc., RCC, MFT

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Marriage & Family Therapist

1235 Roslyn Road, Victoria, BC V8S 4R7

Feeling stressed, overwhelmed and anxious. Life is so hectic and busy that it is easy to get swepted away with anxiety. Counselling can help in managing stress and anxiety, so that you can return to enjoying your life again. Counselling will show you how your thoughts, feelings and behaviours are interconnected. More importantly, you will discover how to use coping tools and strategies so that you won't get overly stressed or anxious. Finding tools that work for you will be one of the goals of counselling, so that you can remain calm, relaxed and focused when you want and need to.

Stress & Anxiety

Frances Bryant-Scott, MSW, RSW, BCATR

Registered Social Worker, Registered Art Therapist

64 Government Street, Lower Suite, Victoria, BC V8V 2K3

Living in the early 21st century seems to mean living in a constant state of stress. You may be experiencing constant low-grade anxiety or full blown panic attacks that keep you from being involved in your daily life. These conditions may be the result of trauma, early conditioning, or ongoing stress. I can work with you through talk counselling and/or art therapy to explore what triggers your anxiety, and to gently re-learn your responses to stressful situations. In both cases, we'll work to develop techniques such as mindfulness to help you get back into your life!

Stress & Anxiety

Corrinne Allyson, PhD

Registered Professional Counsellor

Cadboro Bay area, Victoria, BC V8N 1L6

Mindfulness based therapies have been proven as an effective tool in the treatment of anxiety and stress. However, anxiety is a symptom, not the problem itself. Once you have the tools necessary to manage your stress we will gently explore the underlying issues. Sometimes the solution can be simple and straightforward and sometimes the issues require a more in-depth examination. Whatever your individual needs require, we will explore in a way that is safe and comfortable for you. You don't have to live with fear. I invite you to give me a call.

Stress & Anxiety

Derek Martin, PhD

Canadian Certified Counsellor

1517 Amelia Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2J9

It could be said that people have never been more busy. It is not surprisingly that anxiety and stress have become epidemic. We find ourselves running to keep up, and by never pausing for reflection, it is easy to forget what we are running for. Unfortunately many of us don't realize the cost until it culminates in symptoms like panic attacks, debilitating fatigue, and health crises. Psychotherapy can make us pause to bring consciousness back into the equation, and help us to remember what we are running from and to discover where we should be going instead. It is a healing relationship that can bring us back to ourselves, and to who we are when the training shoes fall away.

Stress & Anxiety

Sharolyn Sloat, PhD, CPBC #1666

Psychologist (Registered with CPBC)

453 Head Street, West Bay Marina, Victoria, BC V9A 5S1

Dr. Sloat feels we live in a world that overstimulates us, and thus stress and anxiety are sometimes unavoidable, especially for the sensitive among us. She takes a triple approach to treatment in that it is, 1) aimed at teaching strategies and tools for dealing with anxiety and stress as we experience them, 2) geared toward challenging thoughts and beliefs that are anxiety and/or stress producing in themselves, and 3) facilitates management of one's lifestyle such that it becomes balanced.

Stress & Anxiety

Michelle Gay, M.A., RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Teacher (BC and TESL Canada)

1124 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3K8

Some amount of anxiety and stress is a normal and necessary reaction to life events and situations. Yet, too much or too little can create obstacles to living your life fully and peacefully. I can help you to learn and practice skills needed to manage anxiety and to improve interactions with people in your life. We can also work together to reduce, and in some cases, take the "charge" out of the intensity of the triggers that cause unhelpful anxious reactions. Different therapies we can use include to talk therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and/or EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

Stress & Anxiety

Michelle Iulianella, MBA, MA, RCC, CCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

202 - 2186 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 1G3

Anxiety and stress create emotional, cognitive and physical distress that can overflow into all areas of our lives. I work with clients to identify what lies underneath the symptoms of distress from an emotionally-focused perspective. Clients begin to be able to see their anxiety and stress as action-oriented signals for their deeper needs. I work alongside clients to facilitate and empower them to re-establish equilibrium in their own lives by taking back control - emotionally, cognitively and physically. As a result clients report feeling calmer and more at ease, sleeping better, fand having an overall sense of being more in control of their lives - often for the first time in a long time.

Stress & Anxiety

Tom Burton, CTA, RTC, MTC

Certified Transactional Analyst and Master Therapeutic Counsellor

1921 Fernwood Road, Victoria, BC V8T 3E6

Are you afraid of your feelings and /or behaviors, which you can no longer control; afraid of the future and what it will bring if you cannot change? Without a certain amount of anxiety and stress people will not be motivated to change and grow. But for most excessive anxiety and stress can inhibit development. In therapy your anxiety and stress is put into words and feelings. As you use the therapeutic relationship to mitigate your discomfort, that discomfort (along with learned ways of relating to others) begins to be transformed.

Stress & Anxiety

Maureen Drage, MA, RCC, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor

208-2186 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 1G3

Maureen uses a mindfulness approach in helping clients understand the roots of anxiety and stress and develop new coping strategies. She encourages clients to identify their negative belief system, to tolerate difficult thoughts and feelings, to learn self-regulation and relaxation techniques, and to gain a greater sense of control over their lives.

Stress & Anxiety

Mark Watts, RTC, CH

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Certified Hypnotherapist

228-1175 Cook Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4A1

I help people work through and overcome painful experiences of stress and anxiety. I approach my clients with kindness and understanding and let them know that they will not be judged by me. By creating an open and trusting relationship, they will not feel humiliated or shamed. Together we will examine the depth of their problem and how it affects them mentally, emotionally, behaviorally and socially. We will explore the triggers underlying their anxiety and learn new skills to reduce their reactions. Clients learn to change faulty beliefs, to relax, to feel more secure and free, and to attain a calmness that they did not experience before.

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