My approach doesn’t start by labelling you but rather by asking, what is preventing you from achieving your dreams? What is getting in the way? Contrary to prevailing “wisdom”, the majority of people who struggle with addictive behaviours lead high functioning lives. Addiction counselling provides practical tools to strengthen motivation and new coping skills to practice. The therapeutic component helps to identify and heal what’s going on below the surface. Wherever you’re at, is the right place to begin.
“Where you look affects how you feel.” Discovered by Dr David Grand, Brainspotting (BSP) provides a neurobiological tool that can locate, process and release experiences and symptoms out of reach of the conscious mind. BSP is particularly effective in helping to identify and heal underlying trauma that contributes to anxiety, depression and other behavioural conditions. It is also used with performance and creativity enhancement.
“Relationships are the biggest determinant of our happiness, yet we’re never taught how to do them.” Based on the work of Dr Alexandra Solomon, RSA promotes a curious and compassionate relationship with your Self that is the foundation for intimacy. It helps clients bring awareness to their internal landscapes, their influencers and patterns, and reimagine what’s possible in their intimate relationships.
Developed from transpersonal psychology, this approach is about coming “home” and rediscovering the essence of who you are. In striving to meet expectations of others or in achieving outward success, we often lose connection with who we are on the inside. This loss may create depression, anxiety or a sense of disconnection from ourselves. Spiritual Psychotherapy invites you to explore and access your whole self. It is about healing and self-empowerment.
“That’s a way to see it and there is also another way to see it.” (Insoo Kim Berg)
This approach empowers individuals to focus on goals and solutions to their problems, rather than focusing their efforts on the problem itself.
It helps clients discover capabilities they may have overlooked, while identifying past successes and ways to repeat them. It is positive, collaborative and hopeful.
Begins with the awareness of the prevalence of trauma. It recognizes the signs of traumatic impact and takes steps to avoid re-traumatizing people while supporting their healing from the past. Whether from adverse childhood experiences or circumstances in adult years, this is a compassionate approach that helps clients with emotional regulation, grounding and coping tools, and the deep healing provided by Brainspotting.
Awareness + Acceptance + Action = Change