Do you feel numb and unable to connect to yourself and those around you? You might feel anxious and ‘on’, or worried your emotions will overpower you. Maybe you have learned to supress unpleasant emotions like sadness, anger or fear. Holding them down until you’re entirely exhausted or feeling depressed is one way to manage. You may be trying to feel love and joy, but wonder what happened to them because you can’t feel them anymore. Then, you can berate yourself, wondering what’s wrong with you? Fun would make sense in this situation, but maybe you can’t feel anything at all. It’s possible you’re in constant conflict. It could be with a single person, or with several people, but you’re unsure how to change these patterns. If you aren’t feeling any of these things, you may still want to speak to someone for a new perspective or to get a better sense of your life. Lavender offers counselling services that can help.
Counselling in Langley and Vancouver
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So often people wait to go to therapy until they feel completely overwhelmed and at a loss for what’s next. This is part of the stigma of mental health. Somewhere along the road, Western culture determined it a weakness to go to therapy. Many professions also reinforce that struggle is weakness. Families also reinforce this thought. So, then people wait until they cannot wait any longer. They wait until it is unbearable and they find something different. We can definitely support you when you’re at your wit’s end. At the same time, seeking counselling services before you’re completely overwhelmed is more efficient. The less time you’ve lived unsatisfied, the less time it takes to change it. It can be easy to forget that anyone can seek psychotherapy because they want a ‘polish’ on their life. Lavender Counselling can definitely work alongside you if you feel like going to counselling is ‘weak’.
Many people struggle with how to live together with their emotions in a way that is manageable. You might feel overcome by your emotions one moment, or completely cut off from them the next. As you’re reading this, you might be thinking: This is too much counselling talk. I don’t want to feel anything at all. Other people have created a system where they cut themselves off completely from their emotions in an attempt to feel more comfortable. Managing emotions that are supressed takes a lot of effort. And, emotions provide you with invaluable information about your needs and wants. They motivate your behavior and provide the foundation for your sense of self and by extension your social relationships.
If you’ve been trying to unsuccessfully resolve the same problems, finding it hard to connect with yourself and those around you, or struggling to figure out what’s even ‘wrong’, Lavender Counselling can help. Lavender Counselling services can help if you think there can be more to your life than what’s going on right now.
Booking a Counsellor
Our complimentary conversation allows you to come in and meet one of our counsellors or even see what counselling services are all about without any expectation or pressure. If it fits, great, you can re-book. If it doesn’t, you can book another complimentary conversation with one of our other counsellors, or not. You can decide the timing isn’t right and then call us back at anytime in the future.
We use an online booking system, so you can book immediately, without waiting for someone to get back to you. You are welcome to book and meet with any, or all of our counsellors for a complimentary conversation until you find just the right person for you. If you’d prefer to email or call us with a question or to have us book you in, you are more than welcome to do that too. At Lavender Counselling, we truly mean that we wish to come alongside you and for us, that means that things progress at your pace and as you’re ready.
Take a moment to imagine how light and free you might feel if you could release tension and conflict from your life. Our counsellors come alongside you. They bring warmth, acceptance, and steadiness so you can explore and access your helpful emotions. Ultimately our hope is that you can embrace your life.
Lavender Counselling provides counselling services for children, teens, adults and the elderly. We provide couples’ counselling, and work with other pairs: parent/teen or parent/adult child relationships, siblings, and business-related conflicts. We provide crisis supports such as grief counselling for non-work related loss.
In addition, we facilitate counselling therapy Groups designed to support people in coming together to process a similar experience so they do not feel so isolated or alone. Examples include: anxiety, depression, burnout, trauma/PTSD, those experiencing traumatic illness or loss (e.g., ongoing illness of a child, death by line of duty or suicide, murder, or other traumatic event).
Finally, we support counsellors in the profession in many different ways. Lavender Counselling is a training facility for master’s level counselling students and offer practicum placements. There are a team of supervisors supporting established counsellors in their work through individual and group consultation. They provide supervision of supervision and support counsellors going through the complaint process and engaged in consent agreements with BCACC.
Lavender Counselling is an established therapy practice with over 11 years supporting those in the Lower Mainland. We have two locations across the parking lot from one another in Langley, one block West of the Langley Events Centre. We have a dedicated group therapy space in Langley City, half a block West of the new Langley City Centre Skytrain Station (opening 2028). And, we have recently opened an office in Vancouver. We provide in person, telephone and video counselling and look forward to supporting you.