Theoretical Orientation

Theoretical Orientation

I believe that every person can create positive changes in their lives and accomplish the goals that are important to them. I also believe that people may not always know where to start. Through counselling, I offer you a safe and non-judgemental environment and relationship as a starting point to begin this change process.

As a counsellor, I am firmly grounded in a person-centred approach which encourages the development of a supportive, non-judgemental, and genuine therapeutic relationship which provides individuals with space and time to explore their lives however they wish. Additionally, I utilize evidence-based interventions and practices, some of which include: 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): We will work together to identify memories that are creating problematic symptoms. We will engage in an 8-phase therapy model that is intended to change the way that the memory is stored in the brain, thus reducing and eliminating the problematic symptoms. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): We will work together to identify and change patterns of harmful thinking, emotional responses, or behaviours. 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT):We will work together to help you accept the difficulties that come with life while living a life that is true to you. 

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT): Like CBT, we will identify maladaptive patterns, and use mindfulness techniques such as deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation. 

Motivational Interviewing: Often used in addiction treatment, we will work together to identify clear goals and weigh out the pros and cons of behaviours. 

Therapy is not a one-size fits all experience, and I promise to respect your worldview and identify your needs so that we can work together in a way that is most beneficial to you.