Patterson Counselling | Areas Of Specialty
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Areas Of Specialty

Areas Of Specialty

 

 

 

The following is a list of issues that I have experience and/or training in to

provide competent counselling.

Addictions issues include:

– Smoking

– Gambling

– Food

– Compulsive Shopping

– Internet/video gaming

– Alcohol

– Illicit substances

– Prescription drugs

– Other addictive behaviors

Crisis and Trauma issues:

– Crisis Counselling

– Assault – physical

– Abuse – emotional and verbal

– Trauma

– Self-harming behaviors

– Suicide

Psychological issues:

– Behaviors problems (all ages)

– Anger

– Self Esteem

– Emotional regulation skills

– Stress

– Eating Disorders

– Anxiety Disorders:

  •  Bulimia
  •  Anorexia
  •  Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Phobias
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

– Depression (All Mood Disorders)

– Fears – real or imagined

– Grief and Loss

– Abuses suffered in childhood

– Adult children of alcoholics

– Childhood neglect

– Life Transitions and adjustments

– Personality Disorders

Health Concerns:

– Pain Management

– Obesity

– Sexual assault

– Pre and Post surgery

– Chronic Pain

– Handi cap concerns

– Sleep problems

– Body Dysmorphic Disorder

– Coping with a Medical Diagnosis

– Chronic Disease

– Cancer

Marital/Relationship Issues:

– Couples

– Relationship concerns

– Affairs

– Divorce

– Separation

– After separation care

– After divorce care

– Sexuality

– Partner substance abuse

– Intimate partner violence – verbal, physical, emotional

Social/Relational Issues:

– Loneliness

– Relational issues – friends, family, children

– Social skills

– Assertiveness skills

Family concerns:

– Family of origin issues

– Single parenting issues

– Parenting issues – toddlers, children, teens

– Family conflict

– Financial stressors – reduction of income, bankruptcy

– Elder care

– Extended family relations

– Family violence

– Family sexual abuse

– Blended Family

Work and Workplace issues:

– Workplace stress

– Change in the workplace

– Demotion/layoff

– Workplace crisis

– Job loss

– Burnout

– Difficult supervisor/employer

– Job dissatisfaction

– Workplace conflict

– Workplace bullying