Support, Honesty, Resiliency, Growth
If you’re at my page, my guess is that either yourself or someone you care about is suffering. Likely the frustration, confusion, and overall pain has reached a point where something needs to be done about it and you need help. I am here to support you through a variety of counselling and psychotherapy approaches to help you move forward again in life.
There are two approaches to psychotherapy that I use in session:
Gestalt therapy is an experiential and humanistic approach to counselling and psychotherapy, that works with both your thoughts and your emotions, to help you gain a deeper understanding of where and how you’re stuck in your life, with yourself and your experiences, and helps you reconnect with your intuition. Gestalt therapists don’t only pay attention to you, but also the context you find yourself in. This is a key part of who you are.
While exploring your past and how it influences you today is helpful, what’s important to living a healthier and more peaceful life is to see how those past experiences show up today and sometimes get in your way. It’s these patterns, in the here and now, that hold us back from healing and living lives with spontaneity rather than anxiety or depression.
PTSD, emotional chronic pain, performance issues (sports, public speaking etc.) to name a few, there’s one thing they all have in common. They’re often symptoms of a recent, or older, pattern of distress that’s become stuck in our brain and nervous system (for example, you might notice that not only do you have disconnected thoughts, but also that your body might feel uncomfortable). Those patterns are looking to process their way through to a finishing point, but for a number of reasons, is unable to do so. Brainspotting works to bring attention to these trapped patterns. This lets the pattern begin to move and resolve. By working at that level, science has shown that these patterns can be weakened or resolved altogether.
The science behind this is about working at the survival levels of our organism: By working past the neo-cortex in the brain, moving more deeply into the sub-cortex, through the limbic system, into the vagal nervous system (in the body) the patterns of suffering find their way to completion.
These approaches offer clinically proven ways to support people in working through challenges that are new, or ones they have been struggling with for years. I encourage my clients to share their history, and get them back in touch with the creative and intuitive parts of themselves, to help them trust their own gut again. Whether you have a specific issue you are looking to finally deconstruct and move past, or you want to work on wisdom and self development through long-term therapy, it is my goal to support you towards who you want to become.
First 30 min consultation is free (in-person or by phone).
Please contact me to schedule a free initial consultation.
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I look forward to helping you make the next step toward your well being.
The Benefits of Therapy
Psychotherapy can be an effective tool in providing you with the necessary support and training to overcome the challenges you face. By seeking therapy, you are taking responsibility and action to change what no longer works in your life. Many studies have shown throughout the years that psychotherapy is an effective form of treating and managing mental illnesses and other emotional disorders.
As an experienced registered psychotherapist, I look forward in assisting you in exploring your core issues and move toward a healthy, fulfilling life. Utilizing a variety of approaches including Existential/Humanistic, Gestalt, Brainspotting, I will work with you to customize a therapy approach to meet your unique circumstances.
With honesty and compassion, I will work with you to create an open channel of communication. The goal of our therapy sessions together, will be to help you develop the mental/emotional fortitude needed to lead a successful life. Additionally, we will work on the skill of self-compassion, which will allow you to move more easily through difficult times in the future, as wells as become a more productive and happier person.
“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”
– Soren Kierkegaard