“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

Carl Jung

A Bit About Therapy

PERSONALIZED ATTENTION TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS

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I support clients during their therapeutic process by guiding them and showing them empathy, respect, genuineness, and providing them with a welcome and safe environment, accepting them as a whole with their strengths and areas of improvement.

I use evidence-based and client focused psychotherapeutic approaches to treat cognitive, behavioural, and emotional problems. I instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to embrace new attitudes and feelings towards life's situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is a healing collaborative process that necessitates participation, dedication and time from the client. I assist clients to set therapeutic goals, help them make changes to self-defeating behaviours, learn strategies to cope with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain. Adopting small changes can bring life-altering results, improved wellbeing, and a happier life.

What to Expect in Your First Counselling/Psychotherapy Appointment

The initial appointment is the start of our client-therapist relationship. It is important to be open, honest, and ask any questions you may have as the more informed you are about the therapeutic process the more comfortable you will feel.

During our initial meeting, I will ask you a few questions to gather information on the reason why you are seeking counselling/psychotherapy, your presenting concerns or symptoms, and will take some personal history, including current family situation and family history as this information will be helpful for me to make an assessment and better understand your circumstances.

We will set therapeutic goals and I will recommend a treatment plan that suits your needs and specific goals.

I would like to remind you that therapy is a collaborative process and it’s not a quick fix to any problem. We will need to work together as a team to successfully achieve your therapeutic goals.

Contact

Phone: (226) 984-9398

430 Waterloo Street, Main Floor, London, Ontario N6B 2P2

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