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People choose individual therapy to deal with a variety of different personal and emotional health concerns. Individual therapy typically involves the process of participating in a one-to-one session with a trained therapist with treatment focused on issues identified at the initial phase of treatment. Some may consider individual therapy to improve emotional functioning and to increase coping, whereas others may want to deal with periods of transition or uncertainty in their life.

Some examples of individual concerns include:

  • Depression or anxiety
  • Stress and anger management
  • Situational and developmental life transitions such as:
  • loss and bereavement
  • separation/divorce
  • adoption/foster care integration
  • medical illness
  • career change
  • work-related problems
  • Relationship issues
  • Physical, emotional, or sexual abuse/trauma
  • Self esteem and assertiveness issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Women’s Health Issues and Infertility

At North Durham Professional Counsellors, our team of trained professionals can assist you in resolving emotional, behavioural, or relationship problems in an individual therapy format. Several different individual therapeutic approaches may be used such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (focusing on changing ways of thinking, in order to modify feelings and/or behaviour patterns) or Emotionally-Focused Therapy (focusing on feelings and employing techniques to identify, experience, and process emotions). The approach used in therapy depends on the goals and needs identified at the initial assessment phase.