Therapeutic Treatment Modalities and Areas of Speciality
Depending on your specific needs, a variety of therapeutic modalities may be employed to help you move to a heightened place of well-being. Below is a synopsis of some of the therapeutic counselling approaches I utilize, as well as areas of specialty.
Most individuals have traumatic events happen in life during childhood and/or adulthood. Research shows that our earliest childhood adverse experiences often affect our biological, social, and spiritual health well into our adult years. My personal belief is that trauma is at the root of most human struggles. My therapy of choice in healing trauma is Eye Movement Desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) as I have found it fast, safe, and effective. EMDR will help you explore what wounds you may be carrying from the past and will help you reprocess and heal these memories.
EMDR and Trauma
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a specific therapeutic modality that explores the unique relationship between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. CBT has been shown to have high treatment success rates with mental health disorders and my work draws heavily from it. By challenging the relationship we have with our thoughts it is possible to change our emotions and behaviours, and vice versa. By exploring this reciprocal relationship it is possible to shift into a higher state of wellness.
I believe firmly that stories have a lot of power; we all tell ourselves a narrative about our own life experiences. The hidden meaning behind the plot twists and the characters in our own story are implicated in the choices we make while also affecting our emotional guidance systems. With narrative therapy we can gently look at the events in your life and how these events are processed in your mind, while also looking for hidden themes and narratives in your life experiences. Perhaps you've felt trapped by your history and if so, it may be time to start telling yourself a new story.