David Dyste, MAMFT, MPCC

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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 Reaches

Yorkton SK