BODY IMAGE & CONFIDENCE
Serving Kitchener-Waterloo, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville, and the surrounding areas, Anchoridge Counselling wants to support you with any issues you may have surrounding body image and self-confidence.
How often have you looked in the mirror and said,
"If I could just lose ten pounds, then I would be happy"
"Nothing looks good on me"
"I'm so fat, I can't wear this"
We live in a society where there is a great deal of pressure to look a certain way, and therefore, many people do not accept their bodies. In a culture that values thinness and appearance over inner values, it can be hard to love and accept your body the way it is.
Body image problems are always symptoms of something deeper going on. It may find its root in trauma, but it can also be the result of criticism, health challenges or the persistent conditioning viewed through mainstream culture.
Unfortunately, we live in a society where we feel that our bodies define who we are. Although a large portion of people is displeased with their bodies, the body image difficulties can be part of more complicated problems, including body dysmorphia, eating disorders and severe depression. Just because our society is obsessed with looks and weight, that does not mean we have to passively accept the negative messages we receive about our body.
So, how do I gain confidence?
Body image is not rigid, but ever-changing. At Anchoridge Counselling, we recognize that it isn't as easy as "loving yourself", but moving to a place of learning acceptance and compassion for who you are. Our team of therapists will evaluate each person individually to determine what type of treatment is best. Treatment is customized to fit the specific needs of each person. We use psychotherapy methods such as:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Supportive Talk Therapy
...to help individuals gain insight into the underlying causes of your critical voice, challenge the voice and maintain a positive relationship with yourself and your body.
Our goal is to connect you with the right mental health professional who will strive to empower you to reach a breakthrough within six to eight sessions. At Anchoridge, we know the value of giving compassionate, qualified counsellors the chance to work with the population they know best.