Gisèle has a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work and has been a Social Worker for over 20 years. She has worked with children, youth, and adults in various professional roles and responsibilities. She has experience providing Self-Regulation Therapy(SRT), Aboriginal Focused Orientated Therapy, employment counselling, case management for people with disabilities, and has travelled widely, including a two year adventure to the middle-east as a high school counsellor. She brings her intuitive, sensitive nature to the healing therapeutic experience.
Gisèle brings a mind/body approach to the therapeutic process. She believes Neuroscience, Modern Attachment theory, Relational Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing and indigenous wisdom can be used to guide the therapeutic experience. Gisele has completed the Aboriginal Focusing-Orientated Therapy and Complex Trauma Certificate Program.
Gisele is trained in Self-Regulation Therapy (SRT): a therapy based in neurobiology that harnesses our innate capacity to flexibly respond to novelty or threat. Significant overwhelming events at any time in one’s life can result in changes in the nervous system that negatively impact the way a person feels and relates to others. SRT enables the nervous system to integrate overwhelming events and brings balance to the nervous system. SRT works by providing a safe, contained environment in which the individual can complete the thwarted responses of fight, flight or freeze. By resourcing the client, new neural pathways are developed to flexibly manage daily challenges and stressors. Once the nervous system is balanced, individuals are able to experience joy, closeness in relationships, and vitality and resilience in the body.
Gisele is able to assist with many different issues including:
- Grief and loss
- Anxiety, Depression
- Fears and Phobias
- Trauma from Accidents
- Trauma from Medical and Dental procedures
- Childhood events/trauma experiences
- Relationship issues
- Personal Growth
- Life Transitions
- Career Planning,
- Addictions (drug, alcohol, gambling)
- Compassion Fatigue/Burn out
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Chronic/Persistent pain/Fibromyalgia
- Anger Management
- Tinnitis (ringing in the ears)
- Hyperacusis (sensitivity to sound)
- Photophobia (sensitivity to light)
Gisele Duquette ReachesVernon BC