What Happens in Counselling?

Sometimes the coping strategies we have developed to manage life accidentally become rigid patterns that get in the way of healthy relationships, personal growth, emotional regulation, and response flexibility. I will identify the patterns that are playing a role in the problems you are currently struggling with, and I will suggest a therapeutic plan to help you achieve your goals. We will work together to resolve the issues that are causing you distress. Then instead of just talking about change, you can try out new behaviours and beliefs immediately in the session – effectively rewiring your brain!

Therapy modalities

I match my interventions to each client and family, and draw from the following therapeutic modalities:

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

EMDR is a clinically validated treatment and is accepted by leading mental health organizations throughout the world for the treatment of a variety of symptoms and conditions including relief of distress associated with traumatic memories. During EMDR the client attends to emotionally disturbing material while simultaneously focusing on bilateral visual, tactile or audio stimulation. EMDR is also used for performance enhancement in academic, workplace, social and athletic areas by mentally rehearsing the desired behavior, which allows the brain to call upon this template in the actual situation.

For more information go to: www.emdria.org