Doing the real work
As a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a certified member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, Anne has had many years of experience working with both adolescents and adults supporting them in the process of uncovering opportunities for personal growth and greater well being. Through creative and collaborative practices, clients find the insights and support they need to find more flow in their lives.
With an interest in integrative psychotherapy, Anne's approach to healing recognizes that each individual's path is unique and that there is no one approach to address all situations. Sessions are grounded in the fundamental principles and approaches of traditional psychotherapy, along with the wisdom of holistic therapies to promote healing on all levels: emotional, physical, mental and spiritual. Integrative psychotherapy aims to create a healthy alliance between mind and body to manage stress and create a healthy lifestyle. In addition to traditional talk therapy, some of the approaches that have been helpful to clients include mindfulness meditation, guided imagery, breath work, and ayurvedic and lifestyle suggestions.
Life has many challenges and especially in our technological age we are becoming increasingly prone to feeling the effects of stress and a lack of stable grounding in our lives. In response to our stress levels, our minds can get the better of us leading to worry, anxiety and self-defeating behaviours. We can feel overwhelmed, overworked, and out of touch with our center. This state of unbalance can contribute to physical illnesses, stagnancy in relationships, and a loss of direction and self worth. Through a collaborative exploration, together we look to find the unconscious patterns that are running our lives, and make different choices to help increase our self-awareness. While discovering new ways of managing current stressors, we explore ways to become more conscious of the choices we're making so to create a life with intention and purpose.
Integrative psychotherapy is a path of self-exploration that can help identify causes of current concerns, help to identify behaviours that perpetuate problems, and also help people become aware of fears or hurts that limit personal growth. As we come to understand what triggers our pain, anxiety, or moodiness, the old patterns lose their hold. With new found awareness, we can set goals and practice new, healthy behaviours, enabling changes to occur as we find the courage and support to move forward into our lives.