Therapeutic Approaches

Attachment-Based Therapy

Attachment-Based Therapy focuses on understanding how the bonds formed early in life impacts emotional health and relationships in later life. It is commonly used for individuals who are experiencing challenges with their interpersonal relationships, have experienced trauma, or struggle with emotional disorders. It can also be used with parents or guardians wanting to strengthen or improve their relationship with their children.

By going back in time, you can gain a better understanding of your behaviour patterns and subconscious attachment styles. You can then work towards redeveloping different patterns using techniques such as cognitive reframing, emotion-focused strategies, and mindfulness.

If you’re ready to form better or healthier interpersonal relationships, gain a better understanding of yourself, reduce anxiety, and increase your capacity to manage emotions, Attachment-Based Therapy may be for you. Click below to book an appointment or free consultation!

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that is focused on helping individuals identify and manage the underlying causes of their mental and emotional struggles. CBT is a highly effective treatment method used to reduce symptoms associated with a range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, eating disorders, and substance abuse. By examining the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, CBT can help individuals gain insight into how their thoughts create their feelings and behaviours, thereby empowering them to make lasting changes in their lives.

Compassion Focused Therapy

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) is a type of psychotherapy where the focus is on developing self-compassion and positive emotions. CFT brings together numerous techniques including mindfulness, behavioural and cognitive therapy. The purpose is to reduce self-criticism and negative emotions and increase feelings of warmth, love, and kindness towards yourself and others. CFT can be used for various mental health concerns.

Compassionate Inquiry

Compassionate Inquiry was created by Dr. Gabor Maté as a way to help individuals uncover the thoughts and feelings that lead to certain behaviours. It is used for various concerns, including stress, depression, relationship challenges, addictive behaviours, and for individuals who have experienced some form of trauma.

With Compassionate Inquiry, a therapist will ask questions that help people dive deep and explore their experiences and feelings. This is used to uncover how past experiences (including traumas or beliefs) affect current behaviours. The intent is to create a level of awareness, curiosity, and individual acceptance without any form of judgement.

Develop deeper connections and feel more in control of your emotions with compassionate inquiry.

Emotion-Focused Therapy

Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) is a powerful, evidence-based approach to counselling, focused on helping individuals recognize and process their emotions. By exploring underlying patterns of emotion, clients gain insight into their behaviour and the connections between their thoughts, feelings, and actions. EFT is especially beneficial for those struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. Through this therapy, clients can learn to express and manage their emotions in a healthy way, resulting in improved mental health and overall well-being.

Internal Family Systems

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy is based on the idea that the mind is made up of multiple sub-personalities or “parts”. Each of these parts has its own viewpoints, emotions, and characteristics.

In IFS Therapy, the therapist will help the client identify and understand each of the parts that make them whole. By deepening the relationship with each part, there is an opportunity to gain insight into the patterns and beliefs causing distress.

IFS is used for a variety of concerns, including trauma, depression, anxiety, and interpersonal relationships. It can also be used for personal growth, self-understanding, and self-development.

Start feeling more whole by understanding the “parts” that make you you!

Interpersonal Therapy

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is used to improve relationships and social functioning. It uncovers how our social interactions impact our mental health. Interpersonal Therapy is used for individuals going through life transitions or experiencing other concerns such as depression, grief, anxiety, or interpersonal difficulties.

With IPT, a therapist guides the client through their current relationships and social roles to uncover any subconscious problematic interpersonal patterns contributing to distress. The focus is on improving communication skills, learning to express emotions in a positive and effective way, and addressing issues within current relationships.

Mindfulness-Based Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Therapy is a therapeutic approach that integrates mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). It aims to help individuals cultivate awareness and acceptance of their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. The goal of Mindfulness-Based Therapy is to reduce the distress caused by thoughts, emotions, and experiences to improve overall well-being. The exact approach will depend on your needs and your therapist. However, you will be encouraged to engage in meditation and/or mindfulness practices. This may include breathing exercises, mindful movement, and body scans. As part of Mindfulness-Based Therapy, you may be asked to work towards identifying and challenging negative thought patterns so you can develop positive coping skills. This modality is used for a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, stress, depression, and chronic pain. By creating an increased sense of connection to the self and others, you can experience a greater sense of purpose in life.

Psychedelic Integration Therapy

Have you recently had a psychedelic experience that you would like to process and integrate?

Psychedelic Integration Therapy is designed to help individuals process insights and emotions from psychedelic experiences into their daily lives. By offering a supportive space, therapists can assist you in exploring the meanings and implications of your psychedelic journey. Integration therapy can enhance personal development, resolve inner conflicts, and improve your emotional and psychological wellbeing. Embrace the transformative potential of your experiences and integrate them constructively into your life with the guidance of a skilled therapist.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body-centered approach used to treat symptoms resulting from trauma. During a session, the therapist guides an individual by helping them focus on the physical sensations, impulses, and movements that come up in connection to certain emotions or memories. Then, they will work toward rewiring instinctual reactions to triggers and developing better emotional regulation.

Somatic Therapy

Somatic Therapy is a holistic therapeutic approach that focuses on the mind-body connection. It involves both psychotherapy and physical therapy. This may include breathing techniques, dancing, or other types of movement.

It is commonly used for trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, and when individuals feel disconnected from their bodies. Somatic Therapy can lead to a reduction in tension and physical discomfort, an increased connection to the body, an improved ability to handle stress, and an overall more balanced emotional state.

Soul Therapy

Do you feel disconnected from your authentic self or seeking deeper spiritual fulfillment?

Soul Therapy is an intuitive approach that aims to reconnect individuals with the essence of their being—often referred to as the soul. This therapeutic practice is designed to foster a profound sense of connection to oneself and the universe.

Through various techniques such as somatic therapy, guided visualization, Compassionate Inquiry and energy psychology, Soul Therapy helps to uncover and heal deeper wounds, and enhance personal growth, bringing you into your higher purpose in this life. It is particularly beneficial for those seeking to overcome existential crises, spiritual awakenings, or those simply wishing to live a more authentic life. Let Soul Therapy guide you towards a more enlightened and spiritually connected existence.

Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy provides a holistic approach to healing, integrating the mind, body and spirit. It has been used to help reduce stress, enhance mood, contribute to improved sleep, and improve overall self-awareness. When working with a certified yoga therapist, your session will be tailored to your needs, goals, and preferences. This may include working through different physician postures (asanas), breathwork (pranayama), meditations, and other practices.

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