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Communication

Communication is not something that comes easily to everyone. It is actually a skill, which means it can be learned and taught. People often have difficulty communicating because they may not have had good role models or they may have had negative experiences in the past. Learning effective and appropriate communication skills can enhance all areas of your life, especially with your relationships. Too often people find themselves either shutting down or withdrawing because they feel they cannot express themselves, or alternately, they find that what they intended to say did not accurately get expressed. The effects of poor communication can be harmful to your goals. Commonly, people end up feeling frustrated, helpless, hopeless, hurt or angry because they either lack the skills of communication or are dealing with others who do not know how to effectively communicate. The counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling are trained in the area of communication and can help you to build not only your communication skills, but teach you how to deal with others who have communication problems. Learn how to get your needs met in a direct and appropriate manner by learning effective techniques. You can learn how to set a healthy example and become a role model in your relationships by working with a counselor who will identify what areas need improving and work to change those areas.

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What can you expect from telephone counseling?

Using the phone to talk with a counselor is not much different than what you could expect from an office visit. The therapy we offer at Healing Telephone Counselling, by way of the telephone, can be as effective, or even more effective, than the traditional in-office visits.

You may have anxieties or concerns about office visits and may not be as willing to open up and truly express your feelings and thoughts because it seems too overwhelming or intimidating to sit down, face-to-face with a counselor. By using the telephone, you can discuss without the self-consciousness you may experience sitting across from a mental health professional.

We have many professionals available to help you.

The first step to engaging in therapy is to select from our list of highly qualified professionals. You can do this by both choosing from the list of on this page, and reviewing the different the counselor's profile and listening to an audio introduction if available. Start gradually with a free consultation.

We offer a free 10 minute screening to ensure that you would like to work with that counselor, as it is important that you feel that there is a good match. Once you choose your therapist, you can begin therapy in a way that feels most comfortable to you.

It all starts with learning about your needs.

Your therapist may initially ask you questions about your concerns; explore how your issues are impacting your life, and what are some of your goals. You can choose the pace at which you want to go. This means you can slowly address your issues, or you can choose to share your problems in your initial phone session.

You can expect your counselor to be a non-judgmental, supportive individual. He or she may ask you questions about your thoughts and feelings, and help guide you to exploring issues surrounding your concerns. The counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling are invested in helping you to achieve the goals you would like. They can help provide knowledge and tools that enable you to deal more effectively with your problems.

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