Capital Counselling

Capital Counselling

Counselling in Ottawa, Ontario

An established Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the college of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), Anjali Joseph has been serving Ottawa and the national capital area since 2003. She believes in respecting her clients as whole individuals that are resourceful and creative. Anjali’s aim is to offer attentive care and collaboratively journey with you on a personal exploration, to potentially become increasingly conscious about yourself, your inner world and relationships, encouraging emotional balance, relational well-being, and behavioural change. She draws on her graduate and post-graduate training to work from various mainstream psychological and empirically validated approaches including emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioural, and narrative perspectives integrating, where beneficial and desired, personal concepts of spirituality and/or religious belief.  View her LinkedIn page, Click here.

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Services

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Couples counseling
  • Referal service

Couples Counselling

Couples counselling can help you and your partner re-kindle feelings of love and strengthen the bonds between you. Counselling will allow you to build communication skills, so that you and your partner can redesign the way you relate and interact with each other, in a deeper and more satisfying way. Successful couples counselling and therapy occurs when there is active participation and collaborative effort between the clients and the therapist. Initial counselling sessions focus on the nature of your concerns, the impact these have on your relationship and what you hope the end of the process will result to. Throughout the process, you and your significant other will be assessed, and encouraged to speak honestly and reflect on your actions.

Couples counselling may include but is not limited to:

  • Sex therapy
  • Restoring intimacy
  • Recovering from affairs
  • Impact of childhood trauma

Anxiety

Anxiety is a human emotion that everyone experiences at times. Many people feel anxious, or nervous, when faced with a problem, could be at work, making decisions involving your career, before taking a test, or making an important decision about your life. Anxiety disorders, however, are different. They can cause such distress that it interferes with a individuals ability to lead a normal life.

Symptoms vary but general symptoms of anxiety or anxiety disorder, include:

  • Feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness
  • Uncontrollable, obsessive thoughts
  • Repeated thoughts or flashbacks of traumatic experiences
  • Nightmares
  • Ritualistic behaviors, such as repeated hand washing
  • Problems sleeping
  • Cold or sweaty hands and/or feet
  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitations
  • An inability to be still and calm
  • Dry mouth
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
  • Nausea
  • Muscle tension
  • Dizziness

Trauma

Sexual trauma can be a series of actions that have occurred. It can be just the one event or a series of events that may have escalated over time. It can be sexual harassment, rape, inappropriate touching, being pressured to perform or engage in sexual activity or threat of harm if you do not do a sexual act.

Many people think that sexual trauma must be violent to be traumatic, but that is not the case at all, a majority of sexual assaults that occur do not have significant violent behavior, but instead are done with a threat of harm or more commonly embarrassment for the person involved. Sexual trauma is “traumatic” when the person involved feels a sense of fear, helplessness, injury or threat of injury. The level of perceived threat and traumatic reaction to that threat is very individual and almost impossible to anticipate. One person may react far differently than another despite very similar situations.

Depression

Depression is a state of very low mood, and that carries on for a long period of time.  This can affect your thoughts and well being. ] Depressed people can feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, worried, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, hurt, or restless. They may as well lose interest in activities that once interested them, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating on things, remembering details, or making decisions.

Loss/ Bereavement

Grief is a reaction to loss that can encompass a range of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and is experienced differently by each individual according to their culture, background, gender, beliefs, personality, and relationship to the deceased or loss.
Feelings common to grief are sadness and yearning. Guilt, regret, anger, and a sense of meaninglessness can also be present. Some may also a feel a sense of relief and liberation. Emotions can be surprising in their strength or mildness, contrary to the expectations of the griever; they can also be confusing, such as missing a painful relationship.

About Us

I believe in respecting my clients as whole individuals that are resourceful and creative. My aim is to offer attentive care and collaboratively journey with you on a personal exploration, to potentially become increasingly conscious about yourself, your inner world and relationships, encouraging emotional balance, relational well-being, and behavioural change. I draw on my graduate and post-graduate training to work from various mainstream psychological and empirically validated approaches including emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioural, and narrative perspectives integrating, where beneficial and desired, personal concepts of spirituality and/or religious belief.

Privacy Policy

Privacy of personal information is an important principle to my services. Like most counsellling services, you will be asked to review and sign my Privacy Policy, prior to initiating counselling services.

Coverage:

My services may be partially or fully covered under many private health insurance programs, extended health insurance benefits and workers’ compensation packages.

Education and Continuing Education:

I earned my Master’s degree from Saint Paul University in Ottawa and am a member in good standing with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and a full Clinical Fellow of the Ontario Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (OAMFT). In support of the profession of Psychotherapy as an ethical health profession, I ensure my continued competence as a psychotherapist by participating in study groups. I also attend relevant conferences and continuing education training opportunities, relevant to my work.

Message from Anjali

Live, Love, Work.

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

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

My expertise and experience in working with employees in organizations have prepared me with the skills necessary to assist my 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.

I draw on my expertise of systems approaches and a practiced knowledge of psychotherapy to deliver relevant services and resources to my clients.

As an experienced psychotherapist, I assist 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.

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Ottawa, ON, K1P 5Z9

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