There are times in life when things are not going the way you would like, and attempts to handle the problems are not working. You may feel overwhelmed, frustrated and stuck - spinning your wheels.
At these times you may need to discuss your concerns, thoughts and feelings with a professional who has the expertise to understand what you are going through, and help support and guide you.
Psychotherapy that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with mindfulness instruction has been demonstrated to improve the results of treatment for depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and many other issues, CBT is a structured, practical method of helping people focus on goals and learn the skills required to develop insight by identifying negative thoughts and beliefs and challenging the assumptions that often underly them. Concurrent training in mindfulness enhances progress by increasing self-awareness, clear thinking, and the ability to handle difficult thoughts and emotions as treatment proceeds. This approach to therapy can lead to the foundation for positive self-care behaviours, emotional resilience and the life-long ability to address problems as they arise and set and achieve personal goals.
The initial meeting is in the form of a consultation in a safe, confidential atmosphere where I will listen to your concerns and perceptions of the issues without judgment, ask relevant questions in order to provide you with straightforward feedback, arrive at preliminary recommendations, and decide how best to proceed, whether in psychotherapy or another appropriate course of action.
The duration of therapy depends to a great degree on your commitment to yourself to engage in the necessary work. Initially, we agree on a number of sessions after which we assess progress together and decide if more sessions are required.