Knowing oneself comes from attending with compassionate curiosity to what is happening within.- Gabor Mate
Individual counselling (sometimes called psychotherapy or talk therapy) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. It allows individuals to explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.
Are you struggling with:
dealing with life’s stressors
managing difficult emotions
feeling not like “yourself”
not feeling like you know “who you really are”
acting in ways that are not productive or helpful
difficulty feeling motivated
dealing with life’s changes
anxiety, depression, PTSD or other mental health concerns
managing chronic pain and health related stress
trauma, childhood trauma
eating related struggles and Eating Disorders
You are not alone, we can help you navigate through life’s difficulties. With a safe and trusting relationship with the right therapist as your foundation, therapy can help you understand and overcome the barriers that may have been getting in the way of having the best quality of life possible for you. We are happy to discuss your needs and either book a free consult with one of our therapists, or, you can contact our intake specialist to help you find a therapist to best meet your specific needs. If you have an idea of the type of therapy you would like to try we can also set you up with a therapist trained in that method.
We can also provide comprehensive assessment services to help you to better understand yourself.
ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an interactive, evidence-based therapy where the clinician and client work as a team to develop skills and promote psychological flexibility. ACT integrates skills to help clients connect to the present, accept the human experience, develop self-compassion, plan values-guided actions. ACT is solution-focused and strives to assist clients in living a more rich and meaningful life.
For more information visit ACT
ACCELERATED RESOLUTION THERAPY
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a non-talk, brain-based therapy that uses eye-movements to assist clients in effectively processing problematic physical sensations, thoughts, and emotions relating to a specific event or concern. Clients are fully conscious during the sessions and are guided through the processing by the clinician. The advantages to ART is that it is relatively quick (1-5 sessions depending on the situation) and clients do not need to discuss their thoughts, feelings, or memories unless they choose to.
For more information visit ART
INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS
Internal Family System Therapy (IFS)
“Internal Family Systems is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy. We believe the mind is naturally multiple and that is a good thing. Our inner parts contain valuable qualities and our core Self knows how to heal, allowing us to become integrated and whole. In IFS all parts are welcome.
IFS is a movement. A new, empowering paradigm for understanding and harmonizing the mind and, thereby, larger human systems. One that can help people heal and helps the world become a more compassionate place.”
For more information visit https://ifs-institute.com/
MINDFULNESS BASED THERAPY
Mindfulness-based therapy is a form of therapy that incorporates mindfulness practices that include present moment awareness, grounding meditation, and breathing exercises. Using these tools, the mindfulness-based therapist teaches a client to be in the here and now observe thoughts come and go.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a structured, evidence-based therapy where the clinician and client work together to test hypotheses, identify problematic thoughts, and teach strategies and skills to improve clients’ mental health. It is a problem-focused and goal oriented form of therapy.
For more information visit CBT