Improve Your Wellbeing and Mental Health
Are you feeling down, alone or overwhelmed about parts of life, work or relationships?
Do you struggle with difficult emotions or managing your mental health?
We all want to be the best version of ourselves, but life presents us with challenges that are unexpected, that we are unprepared for or are beyond our control.
It's important to know you aren't alone at these times. How you are adjusting, coping, and responding doesn't define you. It just makes you human.
It's okay to be right where you are.
There's nothing wrong with you.
Counselling will help you:
Draw upon your strengths and resources
Change ineffective thought patterns and behaviours
Work towards long-term healing and recovery
How can we help you?
Mental Health Counselling
Couple and Family Counselling
Career and Transition Counselling
Get Started With Five Star Wellbeing Counselling
Feel confident you have the right support, tools and practices you need to achieve your goals.
Book A Counselling Session
Understand your needs and clarify your goals
Complete Our Wellbeing Assessment
Assess how you are doing in five key areas of life
Increase Your Wellbeing
Have a plan to improve your wellbeing and mental health.
Track Your Progress
Have a benchmark and assess your progress often.
Why we're different
At Five Star Wellbeing, we know wellbeing is more than an absence of problems.
Wellbeing can be understood as one’s psychological, social or physical ability to meet and manage challenges. It can be defined as “how people feel about and experience their daily lives.”
Wellbeing is different from happiness. It's possible to be unhappy and still have wellbeing. While we work together on what you are struggling with, we'll ensure you won't lose sight of your strengths and what's already working for you in your life.
Click on the boxes below to learn more.
Even when things aren't going well, people who have a sense of purpose and meaning in their lives are happier, more productive, more resilient and less likely to experience mental health problems.
What inspires you? What breaks your heart? Answers to questions like these will help you find things that give you purpose.
A few positive supportive relationships in your life can make a big difference. Social relationships act as a buffer against stress, improve immunity and cardiovascular function. They also protect against depression, anxiety and substance abuse.
Who can you rely upon when things are tough? Who can rely on you?
Mental health is dependent on physical health. Seventy-five percent of medical expenses come from mostly preventable illnesses. People who attend to their physical health experience less stress, take fewer sick days, are happier and more productive.
Do you provide your body with the right nutrients, rest and movement it needs to function optimally? To avoid mental and physical illness?
Financial wellbeing and mental health are closely linked. People with mental health problems are 3.5 times more likely to be in problem debt, and half of those in debt, have mental health problems.
How financially stable, secure and confident do you feel about your financial future?
Feeling a sense of connection and belonging to the communities we live and work in prevents loneliness, increases immunity and promotes positive mental health.
Do you feel emotionally and physically safe? Do you feel like you you matter? That you are relied on and cared for by the people in your community?
Assess your Wellbeing
Stronger wellbeing is related to improved mental health.
The Five Star Wellbeing Assessment will help you understand where you are suffering, surviving or thriving in five areas of life.
Try it now for free. You'll receive personalized results and tips and tools to improve your quality of life and mental health.
Take the Five Star Wellbeing Assessment
Assess Your Wellbeing
Complete our simple and powerful Wellbeing Assessment.
Change ineffective thought patterns and behaviours
Achieve Your Goals
Take steps to overcome obstacles and towards healing and wellbeing.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
What do you want to achieve from counselling? Do you want to suffer less from a problem you are experiencing? Feel less anxious, down or alone? Improve a relationship with someone you care about? Live more fully?
Our primary therapeutic approach is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well as Emotion Focused Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. Both are aimed at helping you manage stressors, thoughts and feelings by bringing greater awareness and attention to the relationship between your body and mind.
These approaches can help you:
Benefits of Counselling
For those seeking alternatives to medication, counselling is:
For those requiring medication:
Medication can help you turn down the volume. Counselling will help you change the channel.
Approved provider for:
Nova Scotia Victim Services Criminal Injuries Counselling Program
Nova Scotia Department of Community Services Child Welfare Services Program
Indigenous Services Canada Non-insured Health Benefits Program for First Nations and Inuit
Interim Federal Health Program
Public Service Commission of Canada