Welcome to Clarity Counselling. My name is Heather Granger and I believe in a genuine, respectful, and non-judgemental approach when helping others achieve a greater sense of wellness and clarity in their lives.
Want to learn more about my approach and my beliefs?
You can make positive changes today.
It can take courage to ask for help, and this is the first step. I am happy to meet with you for a free 20 minute consultation in person or over the phone to ensure we are a good fit.
with my clients?
Here are some of the issues I can help you with:
Relationships can sometimes be challenging. These challenges can impact our health, families, jobs, children and the way we see ourselves. Relationship therapy gives each person an equal voice and focuses on compromise, improved communication, building trust, increased respect, and greater connection. These changes can result in improved physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
Issues with negative body image can affect anyone, but those who experience low self-esteem, perfectionism, and difficulties coping with stress often struggle with eating disorders, body dysmorphia, and feeling not quite good enough. Often, perceived defects in physical appearance become more important than how one feels and how healthy we are. Challenging diet culture, learning healthy coping habits, and improving self-acceptance can help improve body image.
Family Violence includes child physical and sexual abuse, spousal and relational abuse, and elder abuse and neglect. Family violence of any kind can result in symptoms of trauma, which can contribute to an increase in addictive behaviours and a decrease in self-esteem.
There are many people, adults and youth alike, who struggle on a regular basis with thoughts of suicide. Feeling suicidal is not a character defect, and it doesn’t mean that you are crazy, weak, or flawed, but that the pain you are feeling can be overwhelming. With time and support, you can overcome your problems and the pain and suicidal feelings can pass.
Addiction is a complex condition that involves compulsive substance use despite harmful consequences. People with addictions have an intense focus on using a substance to the point that it takes over their life. Yet a number of effective treatments are available and people can recover from addiction and lead normal, productive lives.
The death of a friend or loved one is one of the most painful processes that we can go through, and there are ways of processing loss and grief that are healthier than others. Sometimes people respond to loss with coping strategies that may hinder the grieving process. Counselling can help sort out healthier ways to cope and move forward.
A Few Frequently Asked Questions
Many expect that success, motivation and the skills needed to maneuver all of life’s obstacles are automatically within all of us. What happens though when you’ve learned ineffective methods of communicating, developed problematic patterns, or find yourself stuck among options?
Counselling can help! By providing individuals a dedicated time to examine patterns, build skills, and develop a deeper understanding of one’s strengths, and how to use them, people can become more effective in their lives. They can feel competent managing stressors and pain, create resilience, adapt to life’s never-ending uncertainty, and find the motivation to overcome personal hurdles and reach their goals.
As each person’s needs are different and counselling is tailored to your needs, this is discussed individually with clients. I will likely recommend weekly or bi-weekly sessions at the beginning to establish a working relationship. Sometimes issues you are facing will be resolved in a shorter amount of time (6-12 sessions), while others require longer-term, more in-depth work. It is always your choice whether you want to continue, and the eventual goal is to have you functioning well without counselling.
Seeking out counselling is an individual choice, and there are many reasons why people start. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing emotional issues, or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one’s life such as relationship stress, loss or work transition. Many seek the guidance of a counsellor as they pursue their own personal exploration and growth. Working with a counsellor can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges. A counsellor can help you address many types of issues including depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, stress management, relationship concerns, and general life transitions. Counselling is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards change in their lives.
Take the first step towards a better and more fulfilling life.
The first step is always the hardest. I care for all my clients and want the very best. Contact me today and get on the right path.