Individual Counselling, Affect-State Therapy & Supervision

Counselling Service & Affect-State Therapy

All of us struggle at times with life dilemmas, transitions, losses, stresses or tragedies.  In the process any of us can become stressed or in struggle with our experience.  Individual counselling is an opportunity to sort out life's issues and to cope with, manage and resolve difficult issues and symptoms. 

Counselling can be a way to explore and inquire deeper into one's present life issues in order to bring new understanding and awareness that can lead to a more open, loving and satisfying way of being in the world.  

In counselling sessions you will have the chance to talk about whatever is on your mind and you will be deeply heard as we explore the issues and stories you bring as a way of bringing clarity, resolution and healing.

Affect-State Therapy is an accelerated form of psychotherapy designed to rapidly uncover and resolve deep emotional and psychological difficulties. Affect-State Therapy is based on the principle that an intellectual grasp of one’s problems is not enough to cure them. Affect-State Therapy is designed to work on a deeply experiential level, and transformative change often occurs in a relatively short period of time. In fact, Affect-State Therapy is frequently used to treat people whose persistent symptoms have not resolved in the course of other therapies or with medication. The primary goal in Affect-State Therapyis to help clients overcome internal resistance to experiencing true feelings about the present and past which have been warded off because they are either too frightening or too painful.  Clients come to therapy because of either symptoms or interpersonal difficulties. Symptoms include traditional psychological problems like anxiety and depression, but they also include physical symptoms without medically identifiable cause, such as headache, shortness of breath, diarrhea, or sudden weakness. The ISTDP model attributes these to the occurrence of distressing situations where painful emotions are triggered outside of awareness.

I find this video of Brene Brown very inspiring and it captures the essence of the counselling exploration and the possible outcomes.

I work face-to-face and online via zoom.

Counselling sessions generally last for 50 to 60 minutes and cost $95.  Lower rates are available to people on reduced incomes. Please ask if you would like to discuss.

Professional Supervision

I have been providing professional supervision for counsellors, school counsellors and therapists for a number of years. Professional supervision is a process to enable and guide a practitioner towards competent and accountable practice. It also provides ongoing professional development and support. My rate for supervision is $120 per hour.