Psychotherapy & Counselling

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) 

Depression -Anxiety -Phobias- PTSD- Sleep Disorders - OCD - Substance Use Disorders

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a short-term, structured form of psychotherapy that focuses on the client's present. In this model of therapy, the clinician and the client work as a team to identify the client's dysfunctional and distorted thoughts and beliefs, and both challenge and modify those thoughts and attitudes. Using this model, the client is educated on the relationship between his or her thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Current research supports the use of CBT for the treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, substance abuse, and personality disorders, just to name a few.

During CBT, the therapist will identify and challenge a client's negative thought patterns. The therapist will also help the client understand the impact those thoughts have on his or behaviour and feelings. By doing this, the therapist and the client will be able to come up with alternative thoughts that lead to more positive feelings and

DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy)

Borderline Personality Disorders -Eating Disorders - Anxiety -

A comprehensive and integrated model that uses skills training techniques to support individuals in achieving emotion regulation, stress tolerance, achieving mindful practices and improving interpersonal relationships. DBT has been initially been proven in the treatment of (BPD) Borderline Personality Disorder, clients at risk of suicidality and para-suicide behaviours. However, this treatment has also help clients with anxiety, depression and other presentations that formed roots from invalidating environments.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)

Trauma - PTSD - Anxiety - Depression - Panic Disorders- Depression -Addictions. 

 An extensively research proven effective psychotherapy treatment,  that support individuals that have experience traumatic events or other distressing situations, including depression, anxiety and PTSD.

During an EMDR sessions clients can expect to help the brain to reprocess and resolved outstanding traumatic memories that keep reappearing in forms of sensations, thoughts and emotions. EMDR therapist leads the individual through eight phases. That starts from establishing grounds of history, creating safeness in the body through somatic resources, and later moving to phases will pay more attention to negative beliefs and images, along with emotions and sensations around the body, associated with the traumatic or unprocessed memories. Eventually this psychotherapy focus on encountering a more positive outlook and perspective that will give signs of events being naturally resolved. A session can last between 60-90 minutes.

CRM (Comprehensive Resource Model)

C-PTDS - DID - Attachment Disorders. 

A therapeutic integrated model mostly used in the treatment of complex C-PTSD, that engages the neurobiology of the brain to help connect body, mind and spirituality of the individual. CRM includes concepts to help create resources to establish body embodiment and conscious presence to process traumatic material.

CRM focuses on mobilizing client out of associated survival terror, that creates patterns of impulses, sensations, emotions and cognitions templates that can be observe through reenactments, with urges to attachment, dissociated parts that disconnect individuals from their sense of self and connection with others. CRM promotes the establishing of internally sources of attachment through imagery, sound, toning and sacred geometry. Establish also processes of attunement, breathing techniques, grids, and connections to the core self (non-egos states). CRM focused on supporting clients to return to original distressing memories and overwhelming affect with the body resourced in a way that the neurobiology of fear response that perpetuates states of guilt, shame and fear, creating flight, fight , freeze, collapse or submission are not required (Schwarz, 2018).

EFT (Emotion Freedom Technique ) Tapping 

Effective mind-body technique that uses acupuncture points and neurolinguistics verbal approach to support individual experiencing anxiety, limiting thoughts and beliefs that interfering with clients life fulfilling  experiences. EFT is helpful in releasing and transforming emotions and thoughts that have become rigid by promoting open an creative ways to reframe and reconsider experiences. Individuals who use this approach to manage anxiety reports feeling calm and less reactive responses to stressful events.

This is an easy-to learn method, that activate individual natural inner capacity to provide release that can be use by clients, and can connecting individuals with their body subtitle energy fields, network of energy points called meridians, areas typically connected with vital body organs that typically engage with the Autonomic Nervous system, in charge to stress response mechanisms.

On a typical EFT sessions clients can experience that the activation of the amygdala, midbrain region responsible in connecting combination with limbic system that activate chemical response of fear. Slowly disengages allowing client to feels more physical space and to explore other possibilities that

Gestalt Therapy & Parts Work 

Gestalt therapy works to resolve the inner conflicts blocking individuals from growing and moving forward in their potential. Gestalt  helps clients understand the inner blocks and their origin and resolve them through the completion of 'unfinished business.' In addition to becoming more aware, the client can expect to connect to their inner resources, expand their emotional range and creativity and RECLAIM PARTS OF SELF  that have been disowned. Gestalt is an experiential psychotherapy. It places emphasis on a relationship of contact between the therapist and client, emphasizing the mind-body connection, and focusing on issues as they arise in the present-moment. Gestalt methods and intervention work towards reduction of distressful symptoms, creative ways to approach life’s problems, and fosters neuroplasticity within the brain.