Individual And Group Counseling
At Open Door Counselling Services we focus on the individual’s immediate or near future concerns. Individual counselling may encompass career counselling and planning, grief after a loved one dies or dealing with problems at a job before they become big. Our individual counselling is a one-on-one discussion between our counselor and the client, who is the person seeking treatment. We form an alliance, relationship or bond that enables trust and personal growth.
There are many benefits at ODCS to working in a therapeutic relationship with a counselor on an individual basis. It can be a relief to tell someone who is impartial about difficulties you have struggled with on your own. You may have a longstanding concern, be encountering new difficulties, or simply have a sense that something isn’t right.
What To Expect
Our professional help normalize your experience and place it in context, bring objectivity, critical distance, and experience of dealing with problems of all kinds. This often leads to seeing a problem in a new way, and feeling more able to get to grips with it.
One of the main principals behind our group counselling is that we let people come together and meet. People who are dealing with something similar and hearing their story lets others know that they’re not alone. Things like depression or bereavement can be really isolating and make you feel like you’re facing the world alone. Group counselling is a good way of getting over those feelings of isolation, and realizing there are other people in the same boat.
It is also easier to talk to people who share the same issue. The counsellors at ODCS helps groups to understand how they feel and also help them feel a bit more than family members or friends who haven’t had firsthand experience of the problem they are dealing with.
How It Works
There are lots of different types of group therapy at open door counselling services. Some groups are more structured, and are based around doing an activity or project together, team-building and even physical games. Some are more freeform, more like meetings where people have conversations about how they’re doing and listen to others.
Some have a set number of sessions, and others are drop-in groups that you can attend if and when you need to.