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The Couch Counselling and Support Services is focused on providing client centered service. The Couch is here to help you make the necessary changes needed, to lead a positive and healthy life. With a variety of therapeutic modalities to choose from, we are sure you’ll find the support you are looking for. Look around the website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact the Couch (contact section). Remember; a daily dose of positive self talk will help change your mood and the way you think. A daily self-care plan will help to maintain this.
(Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
CBT is based on the belief that the way we feel and behave is a direct result of the way we think. It is not our external environment (people, situations, or events) that are the cause but how we think about them. By changing our negative thoughts to more balanced and positive ones, we can then feel and act in a healthier way.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy)
EMDR is a phased, focused approach to treating trauma and other symptoms by reconnecting the traumatized person in a safe and measured way to the images, self-thoughts, emotions, and body sensations associated with the trauma, and allowing the natural healing powers of the brain to move toward adaptive resolutions.
(Solution Focused Therapy)
SFT is a phased, focused approach to treating trauma and other symptoms by reconnecting the traumatized person in a safe and measured way to the images, self-thoughts, emotions, and body sensations associated with the trauma, and allowing the natural healing powers of the brain to move toward adaptive
(Dialectical Behavioural Therapy)
DBT is a modified type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Its main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others.
Playtherapy is a type of therapy that uses play to help the child communicate what is distressing them, since children are not always able to express themselves verbally. In the the way talk therapy works in adults; children process through play and will act out issues in their play. Play is an important part of a child’s world.
Trauma-Informed Therapy is an approach in the human service field that assumes that an individual is more likely than not to have a history of trauma. Trauma-Informed Care recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role trauma may play in an individual’s life
What is NeurOptimal® Brain Training?
NeurOptimal® session is essentially a brain workout. It trains your brain to be more flexible and resilient, without pushing it in any specific direction, the NeurOptimal® system interacts with your central nervous system in a way that improves neural plasticity, Learn more in the Neuroptimal® section.
Don't let Covid-19 get in the way of your self-care.
Self-care includes doing things that make you relax and turn off the mind from the busy day. Making time for yourself can be one of the hardest things to incorporate, either before or after a busy day, but self-care is one of the most important and best things you can do for yourself. Self-care examples include but are not limited to:
“Begin your journey to a better life with peace, love, beauty, and happiness”