Individual therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counselling”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore your feelings, beliefs, or behaviours, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of your life that they would like to change, better understand yourself and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.
You may be seeking therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or trauma, to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. Depending on your unique needs and personal goals for therapy, we will create a treatment plan together.
Couple's counselling is a process through which a couple (who may be dating, engaged, married, partnered—or sometimes even parent and child or other pairings) works to identify specific areas of conflict and/or aspects of your relationship that you would like to change, and then develops a plan of action to improve each individual’s satisfaction and contentment.
Working in a safe and confidential setting, my aim is to help couple's explore how each of your individual backgrounds, beliefs, thoughts, and behaviours may be impacting your relationship in both positive and negative ways. Addressing any immediate and pressing problems, as well as, developing strategies for protecting and will enhance the long-term health and happiness in your relationship.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based practice, which is the foundation of the work that I do. It can help to reduce distress and improve your ability to function. How you think and what you do, impacts the way you feel.
CBT teaches you to examine and understand the way you:
act (behaviour) and
feel (emotionally and physically)
The concept behind CBT is that our thoughts about a situation, how we feel, and how we behave are all inter-related.