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Emotionally Focused Therapy:

An attachment science road map to understand our need for connection with others. Known as the gold standard therapy for couples, emotional focus therapy (EFT) can also be implemented with individuals, couples and families in therapy. The therapist supports each individual in therapy equally and supports a safe and secure environment to facilitate purposeful change by correcting emotional disregulation and injuries incurred in our most trusted relationships. This therapy is great for couples and families facing a host of challenges as well as individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, bereavement, family dynamics, self esteem and more.

Solution Focused Therapy:

A collaborative approach between the therapist and client where the client is viewed as the expert. This approach looks at human interactions rather than relationships as the context of problems. The objective here is to strive towards purposeful change. Your therapist will support you by helping you focus on the present, and utilize strategies learnt through the study of cognitive and social behavioural psychology.

Motivational Interviewing:

A brief therapeutic strategy helpful for addressing substance use as well as any other issues whereby motivation would be central to making purposeful change.
This type of therapy is person centred seeing you as the expert. Your therapist will work with you to explore your motivations and empower you to utilize your skills to move you closer towards your goals.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:

A well researched type of therapy where your therapist will work to uncover core beliefs which no longer serve you and are resulting in unhealthy behaviours and outcomes. Your therapist may utilize assignments to aid you in making purposeful changes. This therapy can be helpful for many issues particularly mental health disorders i.e. depression, anxiety, eating disorders, OCD, phobias, emotional problems and many others.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy:

A sought after therapy helping to teach you key skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. By learning to accept your experiences you can begin dealing with painful emotions and reduce behaviours that are no longer purposeful.

Social Behaviour and Network Therapy:

A therapy that acknowledges the impact substance use has on our loved ones as well as the isolation individuals often endure when struggling to make purposeful change. This therapy supports the individual looking to explore substance use and seeks out helpful “network members” from the individuals life who can help to create a sense of safety and support during recovery.

Narrative Therapy:

A useful modality for adults, youth and families. This therapy sees the problem as the problem not the individual and therefore separates the issue from the person. Allowing an individual to tell their story can be a powerful tool for many cultures which align with a narrative practice of processing their experiences.

Vedic Counselling:

This approach recognizes the internal dynamic of individuals and understands the importance of the spiritual being. Vedic counselling seeks to harmonize the outer personality with the inner being. There will be a focus on self knowledge and a shift towards independence so that one can make purposeful changes by letting go of old habits, behaviour and thoughts. You will learn Sanskrit terminology along with Vedic teachings related to the Atman (the self) as well as the Dosha’s (energy archetypes) and how these can become imbalanced.

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