Why See a Counsellor?

Why See a Counsellor?

Have you ever wondered why some people see a counselor? Well, the answer is easy; counsellors are trained professionals who are dedicated in helping you when anything gets in the way of your happiness or your success in life.  Some people see a counsellor just once about an issue. Others may have regular appointments over a period of time. People also see counsellors for many reasons. For some, it is academic reasons such as making decisions about courses, learning better study skills or just talking about how to make plans for the future. For others, talking with a counsellor helps with personal and social issues including dealing with emotional, social and mental health concerns, and on this note, if you are a human being than you too have a mental health to take care of . . .each one of us does!

Some of the more common reasons YCMHS students seek a counsellor are:

  • Trauma support
  • Feeling sad or angry
  • Feeling confused or stressed
  • Finding appropriate support for Mental Health issues such as ,depression, anxiety, self harm, eating disorders etc.
  • Relationships issues
  • Problems at home
  • Concerns of possible pregnancy/birth control education
  • Safer sex information
  • Sexuality/gender identity questions
  • Dating violence
  • Drinking too much
  • Concern about drug use
  • Help to quit smoking
  • Healthy eating/nutrition
  • To get involved with community
  • Needing to talk
  • Connecting to outside agencies/service providers
  • Create resume's and job search information
  • Locating known tutors
  • Academic and Career exploration