Therapeutic Models

There are many types of therapy out there.  The following are the types I tend to focus on to provide the best results.

Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy

When counselling people, I often use Virginia Satir’s theory and methods for helping others.  At the core of this theory, is the idea that we are always pursuing our core needs of love, safety, and relationship.  Life goes sideways on us when the ways that we pursue these things are not helpful, and end up creating more problems than they solve.  Part of my job as a counsellor is to help you uncover what goals are motivating you to do the things you do.  Once we have discovered what is motivating you, we can work towards making better choices in life that will meet your innermost desires.

Couples and Family Therapy

When working with relationships, the two main theories that I use are Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.  I use elements from both of these therapies, in a complimentary manner.  Emotionally Focused Therapy helps people to understand the emotional dance that they engage each other in, and how to move out of that dance.  Gottman Method Couples Therapy provides great, and easy to understand explanations of what makes relationships successful, or fall apart.  It also provides specific techniques that you can use to repair and deepen your relationships.

EAGALA

I am a certified facilitator, using the EAGALA model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted General Learning.  In this type of therapy and general learning, we do ground work with horses, harnessing their intuitive and relational nature.  Working with horses is by nature, experiential.  This means that not only are you learning new ideas and skills, but that you are experiencing their effects on you.  This model of therapy and growth is effective for individuals, families, couples, and organizations that want to increase their sense of teamwork.


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