The Counselling Process  

What To Expect in Counselling

It can feel intimidating to seek the help of a counsellor, especially when you are feeling stuck, inadequate, and deeply in need of the right answers, counselling can be safe and helpful, a place to freely talk and to find understanding, life skills and healing.


Counselling Theories I Use:


Your thoughts, feelings, body, relationship, circumstances and your spiritual life are all important things to look at when recovering your health and life through counselling, so the therapies I use support this belief.  The areas of your life are connected and changing one part of your life can have a positive impact on the other areas.  Not everyone has a spiritual life and that is ok, the recovery plan will be designed to fit your life.


Some of the counselling methods I use include:


  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy looks at a persons thoughts to see how they effect emotion and behaviour.

  • Positive Psychology moves the focuses to what is right, on what resources and skills individuals do have, and on what is present and can lead to happiness.

  • Mindfulness - paying attention, on purpose to help build awareness that helps you make better choices, lower your stress/anxiety and rewire your brain which changes your thinking and emotions.

  • Self-Compassion - creating a healthy and connected relationship with yourself which fosters healing, greater security, improved choices and better relationships.

  • Self-Love/Acceptance - helping you develop a healthy, supportive relationship with yourself.

  • Inner Child Work - wounding often begins during our developmental years and can lead to such things as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, & having a strong inner critic.  Inner Child Work heals the original wound, which shifts the issue we are working on.

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is a skills based therapy towards distress tolerance, mindfulness, Interpersonal Therapy and emotion regulation.

  • Life Stress Reduction / Traumatic Incident Reduction (LRS/TIR) is a safe and structured approach that allows individuals to closely examine their responses to life's events and allows for revelatory breakthroughs and emotional release.    

  • Client Centered and Solution Focused - sometimes you will lead, sometimes I will lead.


Call now for a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation to answer any questions or book a meeting.  I look forward to talking with you.