General Counselling

At Steadfast we believe that to thrive in the world is the prime directive for all human beings: to be happy, to bring joy to others, to be open to respect, love, and a sense of purpose.

Why then do so many of us end up struggling just to get through the day? Why do we find ourselves fighting with our loved ones, reliving painful past experiences, dreading the future? Why do we find ourselves repeating the same mistakes over and over again? Wouldn’t it be a relief to know that these challenges aren’t due to some inner flaw? That you can learn how to create the life you deserve? It is possible. It’s not always easy, and it doesn’t happen overnight. But, by understanding how your past experiences and current patterns impact your life, you can thrive in the world and help the people who are important to you to share in your joy.

Steadfast Counsellors’ use of the Transpersonal Systems Framework means that our counselling approach recognizes the past as an influence on the present. The source of the problem lies within the relationship dynamic rather than the individual. Personal problems do not happen in isolation, but within the framework of past and existing interpersonal relationships and as part of a pattern. This does not negate the responsibility each individual has in creating this dynamic. But the problem does not exist in the individual alone. It exists within the relationships you have with other individuals in your life.

Our mistaken beliefs about ourselves and others, our unmet needs, and our suppressed emotions happen while we are in relationships (whether it be a parent-child relationship, a marriage, a perpetrator-victim relationship, or work relationship). Our problems happen in the context of our connection (or disconnection) to each other. Thankfully, with help and guidance, any person can change, at any time in their lives, and create a shift in this relationship dynamic. We believe that crating a life of love, connection and purpose is possible and we are excited about working with you to expand yourself, your relationship and your life.

Steadfast’s counsellors employ a variety of philosophies, such as Attachment theory, Family Systems theory, Rogerian and much more. Our therapists are well trained in the Gestalt model, Emotionally Focused Therapy, new approaches to trauma, and non-violent communication, so that we can match the right counselling approach to your situation. We truly believe that you can have the kind of life and relationships you want.

 

Have questions? Contact us at 604.629.7108 or Book an appointment today.