Janet Tink, MPS-ATS

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"Ever since happiness heard your name, it's been running through the streets trying to find you." Hafiz
 
People seek help during painful and challenging times in their lives. These can be times of crisis or just uncertainty about how to move forward in life. Perhaps you can identify what you need help with, or a part of you may be asking, "Is this all there is?"
I commend you for your desire to examine the past and present issues that are preventing you from knowing a happy, authentic and meaningful life.  I offer you a safe space where you can feel secure enough to examine the thoughts, emotions and behaviours that are holding you back from the life you desire. 
 
PHILOSOPHY
 
Psychotherapy research finds that the therapeutic relationship is the cornerstone of successful therapy. I believe compassion and integrity are paramount in the therapeutic relationship. You deserve to be treated with respect and non-judgement on your journey to healing and growth. By learning to draw on your own strengths, resources and inner wisdom, you can heal wounds and find creative and effective solutions to life challenges. I work collaboratively and respectfully with people at their own pace and would be honoured to walk your healing journey with you.
 
The original meaning of the word 'psychotherapy' comes from Greek, meaning 'healing of the soul'. As a spiritually oriented therapist I am attuned to matters of the soul as they present themselves in therapy. To be human is know times of joy and suffering. My special training and interest in spirituality allows me to walk with clients in a meaningful way as they try to create meaning from difficult and challenging life experiences. 
 
APPROACH 
 
Acknowledging that each client is unique, with their own unique problems and personalities, I draw on a number of therapeutic approaches in my work. While my primary approach is psychodynamic (relational, insight-oriented), I also use cognitive-behavioural, solution focused, narrative, feminist theory and family systems as ways to meet the diverse needs and goals of clients. 
 
Having trained in art therapy I also value the transpersonal nature of art therapy and may ask my face-to-face clients to use creative expression to access the unconscious. For some clients, working in metaphor is often emotionally safer than confronting a situation in a literal way.   
 
AREAS OF FOCUS
 
          - grief and loss
          - trauma recovery
          - relationships/intimacy
          - depression
          - anxiety
          - meaning and purpose
          - self-esteem/empowerment
          - sexual/gender identity
          - chronic illness/palliative care
 
(Please see my website for further information on areas of focus: www.janettinkcounselling.com) 
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
- Masters in Psychotherapy and Spirituality- Art Therapy Specialization
- Grief and Loss Counselling Certification
- Trauma Recovery Certification
- E-Counselling Certification
- Canadian Certified Psychotherapist (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association)
- Canadian Certified Art Therapist (Canadian Art Therapy Association) 
 
I provide counselling to individuals and couples via face-to-face, email, phone, and Web Cam.  Please email me to arrange a complimentary phone consultation to discuss your goals and expectations for therapy, as well as session fees and structure.  


Janet Tink Reaches

Grande Prairie AB