Mindfulness at Women's Health

COUNSELLING services, Support and programs

Women's Health Counselling

Counselling and Psychotherapy Services

Supporting women through life’s challenges in a compassionate, non-judgemental and nurturing environment.

Are you feeling stuck? Unhappy? Lost? Are your current coping strategies just not cutting it anymore? 

Our counselling and psychotherapy services can provide you with the support you need to create meaningful shifts in your life and the way you feel. Each session offers a unique approach to therapy that addresses healing on all levels – mind, body, spirit and energy. 

Together with the therapist, you will work to shift negative thought patterns, and gain insight toward the root cause of your challenges. You will be guided using modalities that speak to you, allowing you to tune into the needs of the physical body, and strengthen the relationship you have with yourself. As a result, you will be better connected to your inner power and resilience that will help you face life’s challenges.

What to expect in a session?

You will complete a short questionnaire before your first appointment so we can begin to support you the best that we can where you are currently on your journey.

Each session is dedicated to you and meeting your needs. You are able to express yourself freely in a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental environment where your confidentiality is respected. You will be provided with fresh insight, knowledge and tools to help you meet any challenges that you are experiencing. Please bring a journal.

A session may include:

  • Guided meditation
  • Sound/energy work
  • Mindfulness
  • Talk therapy

In your initial session, the therapist will review intake questions with you. This will help deepen the therapist’s understanding of what you are going through, as well as provide background information that may be useful in future sessions. In addition, you will clarify your goals for therapy and what you would like to work towards over the course of your treatment plan.

Benefits of counselling:

  • Better understand why you feel the way you do
  • Build on existing toolbox of coping strategies, reduce stress/anxiety
  • Strengthen your relationship with yourself
  • Grow personally and spiritually
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Improve communication with others
  • Break addictive behaviours
  • Improve career satisfaction and job performance
  • Come to terms with past or present experiences
  • Reduce stress
  • Promote positive outlook and healthy lifestyle
  • Feel more connected and mindful
  • Experience more inner peace

 

Counselling can provide support if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Difficulty managing emotions such as anxiety or depression
  • Struggling with challenges of life
  • Struggling with challenges of fertility, pregnancy, post-partum, parenting
  • Relationship issues – family/partner
  • Youth looking for guidance and safe space for self-expression
  • Illness diagnosis – yourself/family/friends
  • Unhappy with life, feeling stuck
  • Feeling like you have lost touch with yourself
  • Grief
  • Desire to grow personally and spiritually

Appointments: 

15-minute consultation is free.

See online booking for consultation and treatment availability.

Our Social Services Worker/Counsellor and Psychotherapist use mindfulness as a tool for counselling.

Womens Health Mindfullness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to whatever is happening in our lives, inside and out, in the present moment. When we connect with the present, we become aware of habitual patterns of thought, emotion and behaviour.

Mindfulness is not a religion. Anyone, with any belief system, can enjoy its benefits, many of which are based in research.

Benefits of Mindfulness:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Reduce the suffering associated with pain
  • Improves mood and working memory
  • Supports relapse prevention of depression
  • Increases emotional intelligence
  • Develops awareness and resilience

All sessions are 1-hour and 15-minutes.

You will complete a short questionnaire before your first appointment so we can begin to support you the best that we can where you are currently on your journey.

Support is provided in a compassionate, non-judgmental and safe environment where your confidentiality is respected

Mindfulness for Pain: Change your relationship with pain so that you are able to experience relief and healing in the middle of uncomfortable physical sensations.

Mindful Birthing Support: Support available through the birthing process.

Birth Recovery Support: Support will include exploring mindfulness for post-birth, postpartum depression and birth trauma.

Couples Mindfulness and Wellness Support: Exploring mindfulness together can support and strengthen your relationship as you prepare to experience change in the future or where you currently are on your journey together.

Support will include exploring mindfulness, stress reduction and self-compassion techniques and practices.

See online booking for availability.

Appointments: 

15-minute consultation is free.

See online booking for consultation and treatment availability.

Group Programs:

Intro to Mindfulness

This group focuses on mindfulness and holistic well-being. We explore how to incorporate mindfulness tools into daily life. Through movement, journaling, breathing and self-compassion.

4-week program. Click here for Workshops and Events for dates and times.

Mindful Motherhood Prenatal

This group focuses on mindfulness, self-compassion and connection to your baby on your pregnancy journey. We explore mindfulness tools and how to invite them into everyday life to assist us with the new challenges and joyous moments. We explore stress reduction and coping tools; bonding with baby and self-care tools.

This course includes techniques from Mindful Motherhood Training by Cassandra Vieten, PhD. Each participant will be given a Mindful Motherhood Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child’s First Years book to borrow for the duration of the sessions.

4-week program. Click here for Workshops and Events for dates and times.

Mindful Motherhood Postnatal

This group focuses on mindfulness, self-compassion and self-exploration. Together we explore tools to assist us with self-care and coping with the challenges and changes of daily life. We explore life after pregnancy.

This course includes techniques from Mindful Motherhood Training by Cassandra Vieten, PhD. Each participant will be given a Mindful Motherhood Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child’s First Years book to borrow for the duration of the sessions.

For mommies and babies 0-8 months old.

4-week program. Click here for Workshops and Events for dates and times.

*Plus HST.

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.”
— Mandy Hale

Click the following links to visit additional Services pages:
  Physiotherapy  |  Prenatal and Postpartum Care  |  Massage Therapy