Meet Rima Tahhan From Bridge to Wellness Counselling and Psychotherapy

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by Rima Tahhan, Bridge to Wellness Counselling and Psychotherapy

A Little Bit About Me

Hello, I’m Rima, a mother in my forties with a background in education, special needs, and counseling. Over the years, I have provided support to individuals of all ages, dealing with medical and health problems, learning disabilities, behavioural disorders, ADHD, eating disorders, grief and loss, anxiety, and depression.

At my practice in Ermington, my approach is centered around creating a safe, supportive, and confidential space where clients can openly express themselves. I believe that each person’s counseling needs are unique, and I work collaboratively with my clients to help them move from feeling stuck to experiencing a greater sense of freedom in themselves and their lives.

I incorporate various therapeutic approaches in my practice, including Systemic Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Strengths-Based Therapy, Tapping Therapy, as well as Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy.

Through counseling, you can explore your triggers, gain insight, and develop self-awareness. With the right support, we can overcome the challenges life throws at us and live more fulfilling lives. I understand that making the decision to seek counseling can be difficult, but if you’re feeling stuck or facing challenges, I’m here to help you.

What I’m Noticing

In recent years, there has been a big increase in the number of people seeking professional support to navigate life’s complexities. This positive trend reflects a significant shift in societal attitudes toward mental health, promoting the destigmatization of seeking help for emotional and psychological well-being.

Escaping the Stigma: A New Outlook on Mental Health

One of the primary reasons behind this surge in seeking counseling is the changing perception of mental health. In the past, mental health was often misunderstood and stigmatized, leading many to suffer in silence. However, with increased awareness campaigns, education, and prominent figures sharing their experiences, the stigma surrounding mental health has gradually diminished. As a result, more people now feel empowered to seek help without fear of judgment or shame.

Navigating Life Transitions and Challenges

Life is an ever-evolving journey filled with transitions, challenges, and uncertainties. Whether it’s coping with the loss of a loved one, navigating a major life change like moving to a new city or changing careers, or struggling with relationship issues, seeking counseling can provide a safe space for individuals to openly discuss their thoughts and emotions. It’s an opportunity to receive unbiased support while developing coping mechanisms to navigate through these uncharted waters.

Managing Stress and Anxiety in the Modern World

Our fast-paced, technologically advanced world can lead to increased stress and anxiety for many individuals. The pressure to succeed in various aspects of life, combined with the constant presence of social media, can take a toll on mental well-being. Through counseling, people can explore the root causes of their stress and anxiety, learn healthier ways to manage these emotions, and regain a sense of balance in their lives.

Addressing Mental Health Disorders

With a greater understanding of mental health disorders, individuals are now more willing to seek professional help if they suspect they might be experiencing such challenges. Mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), can profoundly impact a person’s life, making early intervention and support crucial. Counsellors collaborate with their clients to create personalized treatment plans that may include therapy, lifestyle changes, and, if necessary, referrals to specialized mental health professionals.

Enhancing Self-Understanding and Personal Growth

Beyond addressing specific challenges, many individuals attend counseling to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and promote personal growth. Counsellors can help individuals explore their emotions, values, and beliefs, fostering self-awareness and empowering them to make positive changes in their lives. This journey of self-discovery often leads to enhanced relationships, improved decision-making skills, and a greater sense of fulfillment.

In conclusion, the increasing number of people seeking counseling services is a testament to society’s evolving attitude toward mental health. People are no longer afraid to seek help when facing life’s challenges or mental health issues. Embracing counseling as a valuable resource, individuals can embark on a journey of self-improvement, emotional healing, and personal growth, ultimately leading to a healthier and more fulfilling life.

If you’d like to know more please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me or visit Bridge to Wellness Counselling and Psychotherapy.