Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!
Hi there! My name is Brittany, and I am the face behind Bee Positive Counselling and the blog posts that you will be able to read on this platform! I am so excited to begin this journey with you, and I hope you can find the support and inspiration that you are looking for with us.
I have felt completely isolated even though I was surrounded by a boat load of amazing people - loneliness can be inevitable at some point in our lives. My goal is to create an amazing community of people who can be supported without judgement and find some peace in the idea that they are not the only person on the planet dealing with so many big feelings! We live in a world dedicated to making us feel like we need to look, act and be a certain way.
I hope to change the conversation and have some fun doing it through the Bee Positive Counselling platform.
Positive Mental Health
To me, it means having an understanding of where our big feelings are coming from and developing the resiliency to cope with these feelings. This doesn’t mean that you are happy all the time; but, it does mean that when you encounter feelings that are uncomfortable, challenging or unknown, we feel okay with just sitting in that. This space can feel strange because we come from a world that likes us to “tough it out” but when we do that, we miss the opportunity for growth.
My Personal Growth Journey
I have been blessed with an incredible family who loves me unconditionally. My mother is a bad ass and my father is a great example of a man who supports everyone around him. I have two incredible sisters who inspire me every day with their ability to face challenges without hesitation. Sounds pretty amazing doesn’t it? What I will tell you is that behind my family there are years of regular postings with the military that took us to new places, a consistent bout of anxiety and other struggles to go along with those postings and plenty of days where we were left wondering what our life was going to look like. Through all of these experiences we grew more and more resilient every day, I was uncomfortable and unsettled but am grateful for the ways that growth presented itself to me.
My personal growth journey eventually landed me in the office of my High School Guidance Counsellor, Sylvia. I didn’t know it then but she was going to change my whole life with her kindness, understanding, belief in me and courage. I didn’t like talking about my feelings but something about Sylvia made it easy. She supported me through trying to pass math class, my dad’s 13-month deployment to Afghanistan, losing and making new friends in high school and eventually helped put me on the path to becoming a helping professional. I had never thought about working in a field that "helped people", but once Sylvia suggested it and I did some exploring, it seemed like a pretty great thing to do. Now that I have grown, learned, and dedicated myself to this field of work, I am so happy to be able to offer my services to people like you.
Why choose Bee Positive Counselling?
I want to help make people feel comfortable enough to share parts of themselves that can be really hard because I believe this is part of the healing and resiliency-building process. Most of all, I believe in giving back to the world because I have been blessed with meeting SO many incredible people who took a chance on me.
I am passionate about making people feel good and helping you understand that there are people in the world who care about you.
You might not know me yet but I would really like to get to know you.
Please feel free to connect with me, ask questions, and anything else that would help you get to know me a little better. My contact information is on the contact page of our site!