Pastoral Counselling Explained

By: Anjali Joseph, Aug 19, 2015
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Pastoral Counselling Explained, Capital Counselling

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What is Pastoral Counselling?

Pastoral Counselling involves the recognition, as psychotherapists, that people are spiritual beings and are aware of this dimension in their lives. Psychotherapists that integrate this approach as part of their training, acknowledge the spiritual nature of every person whether they are religious, spiritual, agnostic or atheist.

Where can I find a qualified Registered Psychotherapist?

Psychotherapists can be found in many work settings. They work in private practice, in social service and development agencies, hospitals, the military, religious institutions, schools, employee assistance programs in government and the private sector, human resource departments, universities/colleges, NGO’s consulting firms, and associations. Their training has a broad scope of applicability across many domains dealing with people, relationships and their context.

Anjali Joseph is passionate about building and supporting people to reach their potential in all aspects of their lives, both personally, and professionally. She is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

Working in private practice in The National Capital Region since 2004, Anjali offers short-term and long-term psychotherapy and counselling services to individuals, and couples facing challenges impacting their emotional and relational health.

Her expertise and experience in working with employees in organizations have prepared Anjali with the skills necessary to assist her clients through organizational change, managerial challenges, operational stressors, vicarious trauma due to the nature of their work, burnout, work/ life balance, demotivation at work, workplace conflict, debilitating illness (chronic pain), dealing with harassment/bullying in the workplace, addictions, and PTSD.

Anjali draws on her expertise of systems approaches and a practiced knowledge of psychotherapy to deliver relevant services and resources to her clients.

As an experienced psychotherapist, Anjali Joseph assists clients with overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, and stress related to their work, or due to changing life circumstances, family disruption, childhood traumas, losses, relocation, illness, interpersonal communication breakdowns, marital/couple distress, employee/organizational stressors, operational stress, addictions and physical and mental health conditions.

Anjali is currently a counseller at Capital Counselling in Ottawa, Ontario