Anxiety is an experience that everyone has from time to time. People worry about their children, bills, aging parents, jobs and health. That’s normal. But when worries saturate your mind, that’s not so normal. It can appear in different forms and at different levels of intensity and affect your whole being. It is a physiological, behavioral and psychological reaction all at once.

Everyone feels sad from time to time. Such emotions are both natural and unavoidable. Some sadness is part of everyday life, but when it fills most of your days that is not so normal. It can affect how you think, behave, feel and relate to others. 

An individual who is depressed may lose interest in activities they once enjoyed, experience a loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentration; they may contemplate or attempt suicide. Experience sleep disturbances, loss of energy and aches or pains.

Assertiveness is the ability to declare who you are, what you think and feel. It is an active approach to others, and to life. Assertiveness in communication and social relationships involves being honest, open and firm, all with appropriateness and flexibility.

An assertive individual assert or express their rights, to stand up for themselves and their values and beliefs, and to be able to express their feelings openly.

Disordered eating consists of regularly engages in destructive eating behaviors such as restrictive dieting, compulsive eating or skipping meals. Disordered eating can include behaviors that reflect many but not all of the symptoms associated with eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder or Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS).

Disordered eating and dieting behaviors are the most common indicators of the development of an eating disorder. Eating disorders not a lifestyle choice and can are severe and life threatening. 

Body image is a multidimensional individualized phenomenon. It is not just a mental picture that an individual has of their body, but can also be a reflection of how they feel about themselves and their lives. An individual’s body image is often different from the actual size and shape of their body.

Consists of a person’s overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the self. Self-esteem encompasses an individual’s emotions and beliefs.

Life has its demands, time limits, disappointments, and frustrations. For many people, stress is so common that it has become a way of life. Stress isn’t always bad. In modest amounts, it can help with performance and motivation. But when stress is constant, an individual’s mind and body can be adversely impacted. 

Postpartum depression occurs in women after childbirth. The onset tends to be gradual and may persist for many months. Mild to moderate cases are sometimes unrecognized by women themselves. Many women feel ashamed if they are not coping and may conceal their difficulties. Postpartum depression often disrupts women’s lives and can have effects on the baby, other children, her partner, and other relationships.

Parenting styles are only a minor part of what it takes to be a “good parent”. Parenting takes a lot of skill, patience and is constant work. 

Relationship counselling is based on the importance of strengthening a relationship and prepare constructively for future challenges and conflicts that everyone will inevitably face at some point in their relationship. 

·        Personalities and families-of-origin 
·        Communication 
·        Conflict resolution 
·        Intimacy
·        Long-term goals