Time To Talk

The decision to seek professional help for a personal matter is not always easy. Our commitment is to respond to you with caring, competent and confidential help.

Perhaps you've wanted to talk to someone about your concern for a long time, but never knew how to start. Perhaps you're not even sure what the specific reason is for feeling so much turmoil inside. Recognizing that there is a problem is the first step to finding a solution. When facing a change or unexpected crisis, people react in many different ways.

Signs that you might need help:

  • Feelings of loneliness, isolation and depression
  • Constant anxiety and a fear of the future
  • Burn out due to workaholic behaviours
  • Emotional distress when talking about your life
  • Violent reactions or intense anger and hostility
  • Verbal abuse
  • Weight fluctuation or irregular eating patterns
  • Compulsive behaviour with alcohol, drugs or gambling
  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome

How can a counsellor help me?

A counsellor can help you see the problem from a new perspective and support your growth and change. Talking to a counsellor can help you focus on a solution and act to resolve the problem.

Working with you, the counsellor will address a wide variety of relationship issues arising from living within the context of your family. Values and how we relate to one another are always learned in your family. The counsellor may explore some life events or a specific crisis, which has impacted you deeply. The value of talking through past experiences is that you may find a new way of understanding your present circumstances.

You may be covered through an EAP

The cost of professional counselling sessions may be covered through an Employee Assistance Program. Either your employer or your partner's employer may have a benefit program with Guthrie and Associates. Click here to find our more about Employee Assistance Programs.


One year ago I never would have imagined myself sitting in a therapists office. I'm so glad I found the courage to call Guthrie and Associates. It's a lot easier than trying to go it alone. It feels like I'm finally putting my life back together.