As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover old beliefs and patterns which are in the way of leading a more fulfilling life. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in the present. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behaviour patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more satisfying and meaningful life.
I use somatic-based techniques in psychotherapy. "Soma" is another word for body. In psychotherapy sessions, I incorporate body awareness; for example, we acknowledge where you might feel emotional pain, or anxiety - chest, stomach, or head, etc. We focus on the physical manifestation with as much importance as your story. This is especially helpful when people are triggered by old experiences. It is essentially integrating the mind and body.
Whenever possible, minfulness is also incorporated. Mindfulness is being "present"; staying in the present moment vs ruminating about the past or what will be in the future. It is very useful in working with anxiety. It is also the basis of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR, which are the two techniques that I primarily use.
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we can work together collaboratively to reach your goals. I look forward to working with you to achieve those goals. Please call or email me for an individual therapy consultation today.