Your first step towards

better mental health

What are you waiting for? No, seriously.

Here are a few of many reasons why people choose counselling.

Re-living past traumatic incidents that bring you fear and anxiety, 

Dissatisfied with your relationships,

Unable to have fulfilling sleep, work or food for 'no reason',

Looking for a safe space to discuss sexual concerns,

Looking for your 'purpose in life' and pursuit of ‘happiness’,

Grieving the loss of someone/something significant,

Concerned about your use of alcohol or drugs,

Burnt out and living life on autopilot,

Feeling anxious while scrolling through social media,


Wanting to manage symptoms of existing diagnoses,

You might be:

Or simply, wanting to see what therapy is all about...

Whatever variation of the reason there may be, accepting that you or your relationships need help is not always easy.

And then, comes an even tougher challenge - asking for help.

Asking for help doesn’t mean you (or your relationships) are weak, it means that you want to remain strong. As tough as it might be, it reflects your wisdom of your own resiliency and when you need to nurture it, despite the fear of shame, stigma or ridicule.

If you are still reading this, I encourage you to learn more and connect with me.

We can take one step at a time -


Shivani Agarwal, RCC, CCC, MCP-AT

Clinical Counsellor & Art Therapist



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Group Discussion

Approach to Therapy


Narrative Therapy

As we become aware of ourselves as storytellers we realize we can use our stories to heal and make ourselves whole. 

– Susan Wittig Albert


 Narrative Therapists views people as separate from their problems. This approach allows people to see if their issues are helping or protecting them, more than they are hurting them. With a possible new perspective, people often feel more empowered to make changes in their thought patterns and behavior and “rewrite” their life story for a future that reflects who they are, what they are capable of, and what their purpose is, separate from their problems.

Art Therapy

Art can permeate the deepest parts of us - where no words exist.

– Eileen Miller

Art Therapy combines art and psychotherapy in a creative process using the image created as a starting point for self-exploration and understanding.

Working with art has been particularly effective in dealing with trauma. It relieves stress, encourages creative thinking, increases brain plasticity, and imparts other mental health benefits.

Also, anyone can do art - no artistic skills/experience required.

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Shivani Agarwal, RCC, CCC, MCP-AT