Happy New Year’s Counselling?

New Year’s Counselling?

The start of the new year brings hope for a fresh start. It is hardly the time that people like to think about, let alone consider counselling!

The sad part is, that while each new year does bring fresh hope, unfortunately it also brings with it the same problems that we had on December 31st.

Those problems seem to follow us around like our shadows.

Just because it is a new year, and we may feel full of hope, that hope can soon turn to despondency, unless we actually DO something different.

If We Keep Doing What We’re Doing….

The calendar may change, but chances are that we continue to do the same things that we have always done, and we will therefore logically get the same results.

It seems quite obvious when we look at it like this, but there is a HUGE difference between reading something, and actually seeing the patterns in our lives.

So… as we have so often heard, “if we keep doing the same thing over and over again, expecting the same results” that is what we typically define as “insanity”.

Just REALIZING that we are doing the same thing over and over again, and stuck in the same patterns can be a great realization.

Doing Something Different!

Sometimes it may be helpful to get an outside perspective.

This is where counselling may be helpful. A counsellor can help provide an objective perspective, and help you to see connections and patterns that you may be missing.

The fact that we are hurting or feeling pain, is the signal that things aren’t working for us. We can often feel strongly motivated to work through our issues and find relief from pain.

But knowing where to look, can help cut down on the amount of pain and suffering that we need feel, and also help us get out of our “stuckness” much sooner.

For some, counselling may just be that edge that can help someone overcome their suffering and “stuckness”, and break through to a new level of well-being.

If you’d like help to break free from troubling patterns, please feel free to contact me to set up an appointment.

Happy New Year!




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About Ron Lafleur

I am a counsellor in private practice specializing in couples therapy.

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