Remedy Wellness Centre
Counselling in victoria
Counselling Services Victoria
Personalized Care Plan
Finding the right counsellor is a highly personalized choice. We offer a free phone consult, to discuss your goals. We offer in person counselling in Victoria, and online counselling services from the comfort of your home, eliminating barriers to care like time and travel.
Our registered clinical counsellors are here to support you and provide you with the skills you need, so reach out to us from anywhere in BC, to learn more.
When you first meet one of our counsellors, our goal is to establish a positive and comfortable rapport. You should feel you can talk to this person with ease. Once we’ve learned a bit more about you and your goals, we introduce a variety of evidence-based techniques to help you connect the dots and pick up on signals your body is sending you. We work together to find the tools that improve your physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Our clinical counsellors have been trained in many modalities. We understand that each person has unique needs, so we decide together, what will be most effective for you.
Counselling for Depression
Depression is mood disorder that affects how you feel, how you act and how you think. Counselling for depression can have a hugely positive affect on how you feel from day to day.
Depression can be experienced as a variety of both emotional and physical symptoms. Depression may cause sadness, loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, physical pain and emotional pain. Depression can impact your ability to function at work and at home.
Depression can be a serious medical condition that should not be ignored. If you suspect you may be suffering from depression, we encourage you to complete a Beck Depression Survey which is used all over the world to help medical health professionals diagnose and rate clinical depression.
You can find the survey included in our blog post About Depression
Counselling for Anxiety
How do you treat, control or deal with anxiety? You start by understanding what anxiety is.
Anxiety can be helpful or harmful. Anxiety is supposed to be a normal and natural response to stress, like being chased by a bear. Or occasionally worrying about something important, like you’re alarm waking you up to make an early morning flight. An anxiety disorder, on the other hand, can seriously impact your life, especially if you suffer from anxiety attacks. Anxiety can affect how you feel, how you act and how you think.
Fortunately, anxiety can be treated without resorting to medication. Anxiety can be very effectively managed with one or a combination of counseling, acupuncture, massage therapy, meditation and mindfulness practices.
Our team is here to help you in any way we can.
Learn more by visiting our blog post About Anxiety where you can also find a standardized medical anxiety questionairre.
Counselling for Pain Management
Pain is your body’s way of expressing that it feels unsafe. If there’s no obvious reason for you to feel unsafe, counselling can be the key to figuring out what is driving this subconscious feeling of fear. Re-establish feelings of safety, and getting your nervous system out of flight, fight, freeze mode, is essential for pain management and hopefully pain elimination.
1 in 5 Canadians are suffering with chronic pain. There has been an enormous shift over the last 30 years in the understanding of pain, commonly referred to as pain science, which has radically changed our approach to treatment. It has transitioned from being viewed as a medical issue to being viewed as a biopsychosocial phenomena. We now know that pain and tissue damage are different entities. Pain management is no longer reduced to fixing issues within the tissues and musculoskeletal system, but rather address how the brain and nervous system interpret signals from these tissues. How the brain interprets threat and safety, preserving/enhancing the sense of urgency of those who experience pain.
DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
DBT combines elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with mindfulness practices. It focuses on helping individuals develop skills in four main areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Mindfulness involves being fully present in the moment and nonjudgmentally observing one’s thoughts, feelings, and sensations. Distress tolerance skills help individuals cope with and tolerate intense emotions without engaging in harmful behaviors. Emotion regulation skills aim to help individuals identify and manage their emotions in healthy ways. Interpersonal effectiveness skills focus on improving communication and building healthy relationships.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a tool used by counsellors to help you develop skills and strategies for positive behavioral change and emotional wellness. CBT focuses on the present, the here-and-now. CBT helps people to examine, observe and understand how they make sense of what is happening around them and how these perceptions or perspectives affect the way they feel.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a highly effective tool to help you learn to better manage stressful life situations. They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You can and should apply this principle to all aspects of your health and wellness. You stretch and exercise to take care of your muscles and joints. You eat healthy foods and are aware of your nutritional needs. What do you do to care for your mental wellbeing? For some, simple practices like meditation and mindfulness are enough. Others need a little more guidance and help in this department. That’s where we come in!
Learn more about Stress and Anxiety Management HERE