Welcome to Professional Counselling

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Counselling services for individuals and couples in the Guelph-Wellington region.

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Hello! My name is Hari Chettiar. I practice as a Registered Psychotherapist (Q) in Guelph, Ontario. I am experienced in supporting clients with managing their anxiety, depression, anger, addiction, relationship issues, and parenting support. I recognize that finding a therapist that fits your needs can be challenging. I offer a no-cost phone consultation to help you determine if the counselling services I provide will be a good fit for you.

Counselling serves as an opportunity for you to work through your concerns and connect with your feelings. As a therapist, I have the experience and expertise to help you develop your awareness and understand how your emotions drive your thoughts and behaviours. I will also support you to develop new strategies that will be useful for managing the challenges you face.

Counselling Services in Guelph

Individual Counselling

Our counselling services can be helpful for reducing anxiety, dealing with depression, managing anger, overcoming addiction, parenting, and working through conflict in relationships. Whether you need short-term or long-term support to work through your concerns, we can guide you through the healing process and offer helpful strategies to manage the emotional distress.

Couples Counselling

Couples that are looking for ways to resolve conflict and foster a sense of connection in their relationship are likely to find couples counselling useful. We support couples by helping them identify negative patterns in their communication and work towards changing these patterns so that each partner feels supported by the other.

Phone and Video Counselling

To make psychotherapy more accessible for individuals and couples living outside of Guelph, we offer counselling services via phone and video. If you are unsure about meeting a therapist face-to-face, you can try this option. The effectiveness of e-counselling depends on your concerns. In our initial session, we will determine if this is a good fit for you.

Counselling for Teens

The emotional challenges that accompany the teen years can be overwhelming. Counselling support during this time can be helpful to process difficult experiences in family relationships, academic and social anxiety. Your counsellor can help you connect with your emotions and find helpful ways to navigate these life experiences.

Counselling for Students

Are you a student at University of Guelph or Conestoga College who is trying to access mental health counselling services? Is there a long wait-list with your school counsellor? You may have access to insurance benefits that cover counselling services. A counsellor can help you by offering support to manage stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.

Counselling for Young Adults

Young adults face a transitional stress that tends to be related to difficult life decisions such as relationships, finance, and career path. With counselling support, you will have a chance to explore your values and manage difficult emotions that may be coming in the way of your decision-making ability.

"Depression comes back over time in about 90 percent of people on antidepressants. Studies show that relapses are far less common when people are treated with psychotherapy."

- Irving Kirsch

"The purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free."

- Rollo May

"Counselling is the correction of feelings such that the self-defeating feeling is switched out for a healthy feeling."

- Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

Benefits of Counselling Services

Better Relationships

Through couples counselling, you may begin to recognize patterns in your relationships, you will be able to develop strategies to reduce conflict and strengthen your bond.

Develops insight

With the support of an experienced counsellor, you may be able to tune into your emotions which will allow you to recognize the values that are important to you.

Improves Mood

Your counsellor will be there with you to process your emotional distress and provide a non‑judgemental presence to help restore a sense of hope.

Boosts Energy

Counselling can support you to reduce over thinking and regain a sense of optimism. As a result, your will likely feel a restored sense of energy.