Individual counseling is essentially a joint effort between a single person and the counselor. The goal is to provide a safe, supportive, and confidential environment to address the issues that are bothering the individual.
Just about anyone can benefit from counselling. No problem is too big or too small. Here are a few examples of some problems individuals bring to counselling sessions:-
Symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression
Feelings of unhappiness and loneliness.
Excessive worry and living constantly on the edge.
Adjustment issues in the family, work and relationships.
Inability to concentrate, sleep at night or feeling tired constantly
Interpersonal difficulties, including conflicts, family problems, romantic relationship concerns, problems with assertiveness, shyness, decision making difficulties and other similar problems.
Bereavement and grief related to the loss of a loved one (such as relationship breakups, deaths, divorce, or other major losses)
Questions/confusion about identity, self-image, sexuality, gender, or similar concerns
Experience with sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, abuse, or other trauma
Thoughts of suicide, death, or hurting others
Behaviors that can be harmful to self, like drug or alcohol abuse.
This is just a list and is not exhaustive. Every individual’s personality makeup is different and their circumstances are different and thus their life experiences are different.