Individual Counselling

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”


We understand what it’s like to suffer the loss of a loved one, to feel insecure and angry, not to want to wake up in the morning, to struggle with fears that can be debilitating, to search for something better, something that makes sense, something that is true.

We’d like to save you the time, frustration, and misery of not knowing how to approach life.

We want to share with you what we’ve learned along the way so that you can change and also become a confident, stable individual that succeeds in life.

At Words of Hope we offer a caring and unbiased individual counselling approach which preserves your dignity.

Please feel welcome to call or email, and we will respond within 24 hours because we know if you are reaching out, you are in need, and we don’t want to miss the opportunity to help you. You will get through this.

In Barrie, Ontario, our individual counselling services are designed to provide you with the support and tools needed to overcome life’s challenges. Whether you’re grappling with grief, anxiety, or a sense of purposelessness, our compassionate team is here to assist you.

Our therapies include a number of well-known techniques including EMDR and DBT principles. Our commitment to prompt responses and personalized care ensures you receive the attention you deserve.

With our guidance in individual counselling, you can unlock your true potential and lead a fulfilling life. Don’t let uncertainty hold you back; take that crucial step toward a brighter future by reaching out to us today.

Learn about our team here.

Services Offered for Individual Counselling

  • Anxiety & Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression Counsellor
  • Guidance Counsellor
  • Self Esteem
  • Spiritual Concerns
  • Anger Management Counselling
  • Grief Counselling
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Grief & Loss
  • Parenting Issues
  • Teen Issues
  • Blended Family Issues

“In certain ways, it could be said that all therapy is built on a foundation of hope. Hope that things can change: habits, behaviours, emotions, perspectives, problems, families, relationships and even people themselves.” – Unknown

What is Individual Counselling / Individual Therapy?

  • A process in which an individual determines issues and makes important decisions to improve one’s situation and well-being, all with the support of a therapist.
  • Involves speaking with a person in a comfortable private environment, enabling an individual to talk openly and freely, without the fear of criticism or judgment.
  • Helps those who suffer from negative thoughts and past experiences to move forward in a positive direction.
  • Can seem intimidating, but if given a fair try, oftentimes an extremely worthwhile and positive experience.
  • Individual counselling is a process, depending on the degree of problem, which can take one session, a few sessions, or longer periods, ranging from months, usually not longer than two years.

Our therapists have been trained to use a variety of approaches to therapy. After the initial assessment and a good understanding of each unique client and his/her needs, a therapy approach is chosen. These can include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – has been proven to work well with those struggling with mental health issues. It helps clients to understand the connections between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Making a change in one area can influence the others.
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy – is a well-researched model with a proven success rate with individuals, couples and families. It is based in attachment theory and uses the power of emotions to help clients to recognize where and why they are stuck in conflicts and how to restore positive connections.
  • Solution-Focused Therapy – can be used a short-term therapy focusing on the solution as opposed to past experiences. Has been proven to work well with couples.
  • Serving Barrie and local areas. We offer virtual counselling as well.
Treating depression - individual counselling

What is Depression Counselling?

Depression counselling is a form of individual counselling therapy that is designed to help people who are struggling with depression. A depression counsellor will work with the individual to help them understand their depression and develop coping mechanisms.

Depression counselling can be an important part of depression management. It can help people to understand their depression and learn how to deal with it. Depression counselling can also help people to develop healthy lifestyle choices and set realistic goals.

Our therapists use evidence-based therapeutic techniques to help you gain insight into your challenges, develop effective coping strategies, and foster resilience. Individual counselling serves as a collaborative process, empowering you to explore your thoughts and emotions in a safe and confidential space.

We believe that everyone’s journey is unique, and our goal is to assist you in navigating the complexities of your mental health with compassion, understanding, and a focus on your individual well-being.

If you’re seeking support for mental health challenges beyond depression, our individual counselling services are here to provide a comprehensive and empathetic approach. Together, we can work towards your goals, promote positive change, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing.

What is Anger Management?

Anger management is a type of individual counselling, which involves the process of learning to recognize and control the anger that you feel.

Individual counselling for anger management is essential because anger, while a perfectly normal and healthy emotion, can lead to problems at work, in your relationships, and in your dealings with other people when it’s out of control.

Our anger management therapy, conducted either in group sessions or individual counselling sessions, equips you with the necessary tools.

In individual counselling for anger management, you’ll gain insights into the physiology of anger and acquire fundamental anger management techniques. Our therapists provide a safe space for you to practice these techniques, guiding you towards expressing your anger more positively.

By taking control of your anger through individual counselling, you can lead a healthier, more productive life and maintain better relationships. Don’t let anger control you; let individual counselling help you regain your emotional balance.

What is Anxiety Therapy?

Anxiety is a normal emotional response to stressors in our environment. It can help motivate us to take action and promote adaptive behavior. However, when anxiety becomes excessive, it can become debilitating and interfere with daily functioning. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders in the United States, affecting 40 million adults.

Individual counselling for anxiety is a specialized form of treatment that can significantly impact individuals struggling with anxiety. Our anxiety therapy goes beyond a one-size-fits-all approach, offering personalized strategies tailored to your unique needs.

Anxiety therapy primarily involves cognitive-behavioural techniques in individual counselling, empowering you to identify and transform the thoughts and behaviors contributing to your anxiety. Additionally, our therapy incorporates relaxation and stress management techniques to help you effectively cope with the physical symptoms of anxiety.

Whether you’re dealing with generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, or other anxiety disorders, our individual counselling for anxiety can be a highly effective treatment option.

Don’t let anxiety control your life. Take the first step towards managing your anxiety and leading a more fulfilling life by contacting us today for individual counselling.

DBT Integration

Drawing from the principles of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), our approach combines acceptance and change strategies.

DBT empowers individuals to regulate emotions, improve relationships, and develop effective coping mechanisms. It’s a balanced method that acknowledges the importance of acceptance while promoting positive change.

With our guidance in individual counselling, influenced by DBT principles, you can unlock your true potential and lead a fulfilling life. Don’t let uncertainty hold you back; take that crucial step toward a brighter future by reaching out to us today.

Virtual Counselling For Individual Therapy

Virtual Counselling

Virtual counselling is a convenient and accessible way to receive the support you need from the comfort of your own space. At Words of Hope Counselling, we understand that life’s challenges may make in-person sessions difficult, and we are pleased to offer virtual counselling services to bridge the gap.

Our virtual counselling sessions provide you with the opportunity to connect with our dedicated therapists through secure and confidential online platforms. Whether you are facing personal, professional, or relationship challenges, our virtual counselling services are designed to accommodate your unique needs and schedule.

The benefits of virtual counselling are numerous. It allows you to engage in therapy without the need to commute, making it a time-efficient option that fits seamlessly into your busy life. Virtual counselling also provides a sense of comfort and familiarity, allowing you to choose a space where you feel most at ease.

Words of Hope Counselling ensures that our virtual sessions maintain the same level of privacy, empathy, and professionalism as our in-person counselling. The secure online platforms we use prioritize the confidentiality of your information, ensuring a safe and supportive environment for your therapeutic journey.

Whether you are located in Barrie, Ontario, or beyond, our virtual counselling services are accessible to you. Through this flexible and innovative approach to counselling, we aim to make support available to individuals wherever they may be on their path to healing and self-discovery.

If you’re considering virtual counselling, Words of Hope is here to provide compassionate and effective support. Reach out to us, and let’s embark on a journey of growth and resilience together, no matter where you are.

“Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you respond to it..”


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