I’m an experienced clinical counsellor and therapist who has assisted many clients to overcome personal obstacles and problems such as anxiety, depression PTSD, addictions, as well as grief, relationship and career issues.
I can assist you in making changes so that you can feel more able to find fulfillment and satisfaction in your life.I have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is especially useful in treating trauma. I also have a background in Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy.
WHAT IS EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a method for working through the aftereffects of a traumatic event such as a car accident, a physical or sexual assault, a near death experience, etc. It involves the therapist helping the client to identify the negative thoughts, emotions and bodily symptoms associated with the trauma and then clarifying what the client would prefer to believe and experience. Then the client may be guided through a procedure that involves bilateral stimulation, i.e. eye movements or tapping on alternate sides of the body as one remembers an aspect of the trauma. This tends to allow the mind/body to unlock it's natural internal processing ability and begin to release the stress of the trauma.
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS BASED PSYCHOTHERAPY
Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy focuses on helping a client develop skills to help manage stress and life challenges using techniques such as meditation, guided relaxation exercises, and cultivating qualities such as equanimity (the ability to retain a balanced mind in the midst of difficult circumstances), compassion for self and others, present centered awareness, and joyful aliveness. I have been a practioner of mindfulness meditation in the Vipassana traditon and hatha yoga for over 40 years.