The action of compulsively pulling one's hair, stealing, gambling, spending excessive amounts of money, is done because it initially feels good. However, impulse control problems are often difficult to control and can have negative effects on one's health, relationships, financial situation, and emotional well-being. Impulse problems arise when an individual fails to resist a drive or impulse to engage in an action. Usually there is an increase in tension or arousal before engaging in an action, followed by pleasure or relief. The result of this act can include feelings of guilt, shame, or regret. The counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling can offer help for people suffering from an impulse disorder or those dealing with a friend or family member with an impulse disorder. Learn how to break the cycle of compulsive behavior by identifying triggers, avoiding triggers, early intervention, coping strategies, and exploring underlying feelings and thoughts that may drive the impulses.
What can you expect from telephone counseling?
Using the phone to talk with a counselor is not much different than what you could expect from an office visit. The therapy we offer at Healing Telephone Counselling, by way of the telephone, can be as effective, or even more effective, than the traditional in-office visits.
You may have anxieties or concerns about office visits and may not be as willing to open up and truly express your feelings and thoughts because it seems too overwhelming or intimidating to sit down, face-to-face with a counselor. By using the telephone, you can discuss without the self-consciousness you may experience sitting across from a mental health professional.
We have many professionals available to help you.
The first step to engaging in therapy is to select from our list of highly qualified professionals. You can do this by both choosing from the list of on this page, and reviewing the different the counselor's profile and listening to an audio introduction if available. Start gradually with a free consultation.
We offer a free 10 minute screening to ensure that you would like to work with that counselor, as it is important that you feel that there is a good match. Once you choose your therapist, you can begin therapy in a way that feels most comfortable to you.
It all starts with learning about your needs.
Your therapist may initially ask you questions about your concerns; explore how your issues are impacting your life, and what are some of your goals. You can choose the pace at which you want to go. This means you can slowly address your issues, or you can choose to share your problems in your initial phone session.
You can expect your counselor to be a non-judgmental, supportive individual. He or she may ask you questions about your thoughts and feelings, and help guide you to exploring issues surrounding your concerns. The counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling are invested in helping you to achieve the goals you would like. They can help provide knowledge and tools that enable you to deal more effectively with your problems.