HOW WE WORK
Our Counselling Approach:
At Revive Counselling, we believe that you ultimately have the answers for change and that our job is to help you find these. We do not tell you what to do, but rather work side by side with you in discovering what is and isn't working and then help you take the next steps in pursuing growth and change.
We offer a variety of approaches so we can find what works best for you. Your feedback is welcome and encouraged during the counselling process, to help us find the most beneficial approach.
Some of the counselling approaches we might draw from are:
Sensorimotor psychotherapy - is a body-based talk therapy that draws from findings in neuroscience to help process through emotions, distressing thoughts, physical sensations, and memory connected to actute trauma or past relational hurts (developmental trauma). Very helpful when working with trauma, PTSD, and problems with emotional regulation (ie-anxiety, anger, and depression). For more information: https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/articles.html
Clarity Direct Neurofeedback: direct neurofeedback sends a very small signal to the brain that helps the brain to get out of stuck patterns. It increases the parasympathetic nervous system response (our resting system), and decreases the sympathetic nervous system response (fight or flight).
Mindfulness-based approaches: using a compassionate and non-judgemental approach to increase in-the-moment awareness of feelings, thoughts, and body sensations. This can help to manage difficult emotions/thoughts/sensations and promote integration within the brain.
Internal Family Systems: is an evidence-based approach that focuses on healing wounds associated with traumatic or painful life experiences by working with parts that make up the whole of a person. It is highly effective in increasing general well-being and "improving phobia, panic, and generalized anxiety disorders and symptoms; physical health conditions and symptoms; personal resilience/self-concept; and depression and depressive symptoms." For more information: http://www.selfleadership.org/about-internal-family-systems.html
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): is a well researched form of psychotherapy that uses eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation to help clients experience relief from distressing memories/beliefs and a variety of mental health concerns. For more information: https://emdrcanada.org/emdr-defined/
Observed Experiential Integration: a therapy that works with the eyes to promote integration within the brain. Integration = increased ability to deal with difficult emotions and increased feelings of well-being. For more information: http://sightpsych.com/faqs-oei/
Gottman Method: A research-based couples therapy that works to strengthen the couples' friendship, improve conflict management, and build deeper understanding of each partner. For more information:
Psycho-educational approaches: equipping you with strategies, such as relaxation and grounding techniques, to provide quick relief from various symptoms. Education is offered to promote deeper understanding of what you're experiencing.
Emotion Focused Therapy: is a research-based approach that helps individuals acknowledge, express, understand, and transform their emotional experiences. This approach is also used with couples to help facilitate secure attachment between partners and transform cycles of interaction.
Lifespan Integration: helps you work through past trauma in a gentle way that does not re-traumatize. It involves imagining a timeline of life events to help integrate and heal trauma memories. For more information:
Play/Sand/Art Therapy: creative approaches for reducing overwhelming emotions, working through difficult memories, and gaining insight. Especially helpful with children and adolescents as these approaches are not talk-based therapies.
We may also draw on visualization strategies, solution-focused, Christian counselling, and cognitive-behavioural approaches depending on the needs and preferences of each client.
We are committed to staying in touch with the best and latest practices for counselling and have attended numerous professional development courses and seminars in the field we practice in.
If you are ready for change, or even curious about change, please call - 604-454-4516 - or email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for your free 15-minute phone consultation. We can explain the counselling process for you, answer any of your questions, and if you'd like, set up an appointment.