Do We Need Counselling?

A consumer's guide

2014 Dr. Bill Nodrick

How do you know when you should seek help?

All individuals, couples, and families experience difficulties at some point in time. However, there are occasions when the assistance of a qualified therapist can be exceptionally helpful. Some signs of distress when the assistance of a therapist should be considered are:

  • Persistent feelings of dissatisfaction

  • Problems with a child's behaviour and/or grades

  • Unexplainable fatigue or difficulty in sleeping

  • Sexual problems or concerns

  • Difficulties in talking with your spouse, family members, friends or co-workers

  • Feelings of loneliness, moodiness, depression, sadness, failure, stress, or anxiety

  •  Problems with alcohol or drugs

  • A need for tranquilizers, energizers, or sleeping aids

  • Frequent financial difficulties

  • Difficulty in setting or reaching goals

  • Family stress due to chronic illness

  •  Illness in which stress plays a major role

  •  Drastic weight fluctuations, or irregular eating patterns

  • Difficulties with anger, hostility or violence

  • Work difficulties (e.g., frequent job changes, problems with co-workers, poor performance, etc.)


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