psychotherapy

 


 

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(416) 243-2584

LOCATION
1397 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4G 3A6

 

 

We will work together to determine what will be best for you.

Psychotherapy supports our clients in understanding their feelings and experiences. We then work with them to develop positive coping mechanisms that help them respond more adaptively to negative circumstances and triggers.

While insight and coping mechanisms are key first steps, true transformation comes not just from being aware of how the past has influenced the present, but from processing through the mental, physical, emotional, and neurological remnants of those previous experiences.

Integrative, trauma-informed psychotherapy goes beyond foundational skills to empower you to move past awareness and symptom management to true healing.

The techniques and approaches we use, include:

Relational Psychotherapy

Based on the understanding that our behavioural patterns, personality, and identity are developed and shaped by early experiences, this approach brings to light the implicit memories and unconscious processes from the past that are impacting the present.

Gestalt Psychotherapy

Guided by the principle that genuine human interaction involves the whole person – mind, body and emotions, Gestalt Psychotherapy helps us explore the essential parts of ourselves that we have learned to block so that we can maintain relationships.

Somatic and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Somatic Psychotherapy is a nervous-system based approach rooted in the understanding that the body stores information and memory in many ways. The techniques used work with body impulses and felt-experiences instead of the narratives our minds create. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy integrates Somatic techniques with cognitive and emotional processing to resolve trauma.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

When we are faced with overwhelming emotional distress or trauma, our brain's ability to properly organize and store our experience is greatly diminished. This leaves the experience unprocessed and emotionally loaded, often contributing to traumatic symptoms and/or harmful coping strategies. EMDR is a technique that promotes the processing and integration of these experiences.

Hypnotherapy

During hypnosis, you are in a state of deep relaxation which gently bypasses the conscious mind and allows you to achieve heightened focus and concentration. Hypnotherapy works directly with the subconscious mind to create new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviours, and feelings.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

EFT combines a number of approaches to reduce emotional distress of past and present circumstances.

 



Psychotherapist

Alison James

Alison James >
B.A. (Hons), M.A.
Relational, Integrative, Trauma-Informed, Therapist

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