People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons:
- Experiencing anxious feelings.
- Experiencing low moods for a prolonged period of time.
- Relationship difficulties or a distressing breakup.
- Inexplicable changes in mood or behaviours.
- Stuck in grief or loss.
- Support through upcoming surgery and recovery.
- A desire to change certain behaviours, like food cravings, uncontrollable anger, overwhelming negative thoughts.
- Support through a serious illness.
- Feeling uncertain about a change in life path and or career.
- Stressful or distressing experiences which need to be shared and processed in a safe environment. These may include separation or divorce, loss of a loved one, an accident, relocation, witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event, childhood trauma.
- Personal crisis, because life does not always flow in the way we want it to, and we may not have the resources to cope with unexpected events.
- Wanting to succeed and experiencing an inability to set or achieve goals.
- Therapy can also serve as a guide for personal development, to expand awareness and grow into one’s full potential, and can be beneficial for anyone.
I aim to create a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment, so you can voice your concerns while feeling heard.
My integrative approach allows me to meet you where you are, to address your specific, individual needs.
Research shows that ultimately our stresses and limitations are held not only in our mental narratives but also physiologically in our body and nervous system. Both somatic and cognitive approaches are essential for healing, recovering and building resilience as we make positive life changes.
If you struggle with anxiety or panic attacks, feel overwhelmed, need to regain confidence, have issues with anger, low motivation or are experiencing chronic pain; in sessions, along with talk therapy, we explore the felt sense in the body as well as the mental constructs. Body-oriented approaches include EFT therapy, bilateral stimulation (eye movements), mindful focusing, breath work and subtle movement.
Addressing the individual as a whole, this approach helps me to help you (w)holistically whether you are experiencing mental, emotional or physical discomfort.
I fully expect you to be a part of your therapy; motivated to make change, willing to show up and do the work while being fully engaged in your therapeutic process.