When people look for help from a
counsellor, they’re often nervous or ashamed that they need assistance from
someone else, when they believe the should be able to take care of themselves. This belief often ignores the saying that “It
takes a village…” We are relational beings, and are not meant to struggle alone. There is never shame in asking for help. One of my favourite quotes about counselling
says that “counselling is not for crazy people in a normal world, it is for
normal people whose world is going crazy.”
Everyone’s world goes crazy, and is that these periods of time that we
need a fresh perspective or new tools to help find a new route through life.
Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
What do counselling, I often use
Virginia Satir’s ideas and techniques for helping others. At the centre of her theory, is that we all
have the need for love, safety, and relationship. Often the ways that we seek to meet these
needs, cause undesired consequences, such as depression, anxiety, anger, addiction,
or relational discord. Part of my job as
a counsellor is to help you uncover your goals and how you’re trying to meet
those goals. Once we’ve discovered your
goals and motivation, we can work on making better choices in life will meet
your innermost desires, without the negative side consequences.
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.
Education and Experience
I have a Master’s degree in Marriage
and Family Therapy from ACTS and am registered as a Master Practitioner of Clinical
Counselling through the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association. Have a private practice, Dyste counselling
services, and also worked its other organizations as well. I worked at Columbia Bible
College as a counsellor
and lecturer. I interned at Child and Youth
Mental Health in Chilliwack,
BC. Prior to this, I worked at BC Teen Challenge,
which is a one year residential treatment program focusing on addictions, from
a Christian perspective.
David Dyste ReachesYorkton SK