“Changing habits is the hardest thing to do in life. The problem is – everything is a habit.”
Making Change is Hard...
Life rarely looks like we want it. But changing ourselves is tricky. We usually know something needs to shift. But what, and how? If we could see it easily ourselves, we already would be doing it. We all have some blinders, some things that are hard to see subjectively. Psychotherapy – good psychotherapy – is not just someone listening to your problems. It is a blend of evidence-based solution techniques, provided in a space of deep caring and an open mind. It is about getting into your heart and soul and deciphering old lessons, making sense of repeated patterns in order to learn, dissolving the tangled knots at the root of our thinking that limit us from experiencing life to the fullest, and creating new skills that are aligned with our goals and values.
At its most basic, this is about helping us all suffer less, and enjoy life more. I believe we all deserve that. No matter what.
Behavioural Counselling looks at the underlying issues – such as thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and past experiences – that contribute to the formation of negative habits and helps to shift them with deconstruction and constructive learning.
Depression—a sad or discontented mood—can leave a person feeling lethargic, unmotivated, or hopeless. In some cases, depression can lead to suicidal ideation. Depression may occur in a severe form, as in major depression, or in a more chronic….
Anxiety is used to describe feelings of worry, fear and unease. Typically, it incorporates both the emotional and physical sensations we experience when worried or nervous. Anxiety is related to the ‘fight or flight’ response and, while unpleasant…..
Grief can be defined as a response to the loss of a person or object to whom we are attached. Grief is commonly linked with the loss of a loved one, however other types of losses include those which are termed disenfranchised or socially negated…
Trauma refers to the body or mind being overwhelmed by traumatic events. Psychological trauma in particular occurs as a result of a distressing event that leads the sufferer to question their beliefs while destroying their assumptions of trust. If you have….
Life transitions are usually life changing events that cause us to re-examine our present sense of being. They can be predictable – such as children leaving the home or marriage but they can often be unpredictable – such as a move, an accident or a loss.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Mindfulness–based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is an approach to psychotherapy that was originally created as a relapse-prevention treatment for depression. Research indicates that it may be particularly effective for individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD).
ACT (Acceptance and Committment Therapy)
ACT (Acceptance and commitment therapy) is a form of counseling and a branch of clinical behavior analysis. It is an empirically-based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies mixed in different ways with commitment and behavior-change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility.
CBT (Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy)
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psycho-social intervention that is the most widely used evidence-based practice for improving mental health.
The Work of Byron Katie
The Work of Byron Katie is a simple yet powerful process of inquiry that teaches you to identify and question the thoughts that cause all the suffering in the world. It’s a way to understand what’s hurting you, and to address the cause of your problems with clarity.
12-Step Based Counselling
12-Step Based Counselling therapy is an active engagement strategy designed to increase the likelihood of a substance abuser becoming affiliated with and actively involved in 12-step self-help groups, thereby promoting abstinence.
Motivational Interviewing is a method that works on facilitating and engaging intrinsic motivation within the client in order to change behavior.
EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro which uses eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation to purportedly assist clients in processing distressing memories and beliefs. It is commonly used for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).The theory behind the treatment assumes that when a traumatic or distressing experience occurs, it may overwhelm normal coping mechanisms, with the memory and associated stimuli being inadequately processed and stored in an isolated memory network.
“It is my privilege to walk with you during challenging times in your life journey. Invest in your self, care enough to grow into the person you know you can be, and I am sure that anything is possible.”