I have been a therapist for over 20 years helping individuals, couples and families resolve a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, self confidence, grief and loss, relationship and couple difficulties, sexuality, parenting and family issues, stress, abuse and trauma. With couples and families my focus is on healing the emotional wounds of disconnection and rebuild mutual understanding, acceptance and deeper, lasting connection. I offer a warm, non-judgemental, relational approach in which you can find strength, confidence and enduring change.
In a warm, open and safe therapeutic relationship in which you feel understood, accepted, supported and challenged, I accompany you while we discover and/or build on your own strengths, develop greater self-awareness, heal, change and deal with life's difficulties in more meaningful and effective ways. My approached is centred on, and respectful of, each individual's integrity and rights. My counselling approach takes into consideration the interdependence between the physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of each individual. Together we will work to help you to better understand and accept yourself, create more choices for yourself, and bring about changes.
I use an integrative approach drawing from developmental therapy, psychodynamic therapy, interpersonal therapy, systemic therapy, cognitive/behavioural therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), and EMDR, along with applying mindfulness and acceptance approaches.
Integral to my work are confidentiality, professionalism and respect. I believe, by working together, we can gain better understating, acceptance and empowerment yielding more choices, clarity and connection for you and your relationships. I look forward to joining you through the process.
Goretti Faria ReachesLangley BC