Counselling Therapy

 

 

There are many reasons why people seek out counselling. Often we are seeking to change and/or better understand a painful experience, learn ways to cope with the challenges life offers us, and become more embodied and fully present in ourselves and lives. Other times we aren't sure what the "challenge" is, but we have a sense that there is something missing. Counselling therapy can be effective for a variety of scenarios, and independently of what the "core" issues are it will help you have insight into your own life and experience. 

 

Counselling can lead to improved mental health, diminish negative symptoms and increase wellbeing, understanding and self-awareness. It can also help us process and make sense of challenging experiences in life. Engaging in the counselling process can help us improve our relationships with ourselves and others.

 

In order to receive such benefits, it is important to be active in the counselling experience, which requires commitment and effort. The number of counselling sessions you have depends on the goals you set and how long it takes to reach these goals. Rebeca will work collaboratively with you to help you set and achieve your goals while facilitating personal growth through the counselling process. Her goal is to support your own inherent capacity for healing, growth, transformation, and change. While also feeling embodied and grounded in your own sense of self. 

Throughout the counselling process you will be invited to become curious about your present experience (in your body, feelings, emotions, thoughts), by learning how to be mindful and present with yourself. Through the experiential framework, you will be invited to be in your body and go beyond talk-therapy, deepening your embodied experience. Depending on your goals we might take this work outside in nature, we might also include flower essences, mindfulness, and integrative methods to help you reach your counselling goals. In the counselling process what might be discussed is your history, significant life events, quality of your relationships, and use some standard assessments. Your unique counselling process is co-created by you and your therapist. 

Who Are The Clients

Youth, adults, all types of individuals (i.e., BIPOC and LGBTQ+), couples, and families. 

How Rebeca Works

Beyond the specialized trainings and modalities Rebeca uses, what is most important for her is the counselling relationship, client empowerment, and felt sense of well-being . Rebeca believes that each of her clients have unique needs and require a personalized and person-centered approach in the counselling process. Her clients own preferences and goals will infer how she works with them and what she will bring into the counselling process. 

Overall, what she offers as counselling approaches are (but not limited to):

  • Integrative

  • Experiential

  • Trauma-informed and Specialized

  • EMDR

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy 

  • Body-based/Somatic

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Nature-based/Ecotherapy

  • Flower Essences

  • Mind-Body Connection 

  • Mindfulness

  • Anti-Oppressive

  • Systemic

  • Culturally Sensitive

  • Person Centered

Areas of Focus

  • Trauma and PTSD 

  • Intergenerational and Cultural Trauma

  • Sexual Abuse and Violence

  • Accidents and Injuries

  • Complex Trauma (i.e., childhood trauma, interpersonal trauma, ongoing victimization, intersectional trauma)

  • Women's Issues

  • Life Transitions

  • Anxiety & Panic

  • Nature-Based Anxiety

  • Psychedelic Integration and Preparation

  • Relationship Concerns

  • Feelings of Disconnection 

  • Growth and Self-Development

  • Self-Worth

  • Eating Disorders and Body-Image

  • LGBTQ+

  • Grief & Loss