I offer counselling for individuals and couples. I have a certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and I am certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) for individuals.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a commonly practiced approach to therapy that helps clients to understand the connections between thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Making a change in one area can influence the others. For more information about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy please go to MindOverMood.com
Emotionally Focused Therapy is a well researched model of therapy with a proven success rate. It is based in attachment theory and uses the power of emotions to help clients to recognize where and why they are stuck in conflicts and how to restore positive connections. For more information about Emotionally Focused Therapy go to iceeft.com or holdmetight.net
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy starts from the assumption that we all are capable of healing and that we can grow stronger as a result of dealing with our brokenness. It too focuses on the bodily rooted experience of emotion. You can read more about it in my article on the Newsletter page entitled 'What's the big deal about feelings' or go to www.aedpinstitute.com
I may use any of these approaches depending on your unique needs.
Coaching involves the use of motivation, behavioural change and interactive techniques to assist you in focusing on and reaching your goals in order to be the best you can be. People often work hard at achieving their goals but find that they can get stuck and give up without one to one support. That's where I can help.
Do you feel stuck in a situation that leaves you feeling dissatisfied and drained and wonder how to move forward in a healthy way? I can show you how to work with your strengths to identify what your options are.
Or perhaps you think that you don't have enough time to take care of yourself and to accomplish the goals that are important to you. I can work with you to zero in on what's getting in the way and to create a manageable plan to make choices that fit with your priorities.
If you're feeling at loose ends or without a sense of purpose I can help you to discover new and fulfilling opportunities that will bring you more enjoyment and satisfaction with life.
I am a Certified MentorCoach®. Coaching is not therapy. I will support, encourage and teach you how to use skills you already have to develop and carry out an action plan to achieve the goals you set for yourself. Coaching follows your agenda and your success will depend on your willingness to define and take risks and try new approaches. Please contact me to discuss if coaching is a good fit for you.