I am passionate about helping people to heal, understand themselves and grow. I am passionate about wellness in all forms - mind body and spirit. I see each person as an individual and get to know you and your background before deciding with you on the particular approach that will work best for you in addressing your issue. I tend to use a mixture of both conventional and alternative approaches.
I have over 20 years experience in both the mental health system and in private practice.
In the mental health system I have done evertthing from being a crisis worker and a therapist to being a Manager of Mental Health and Crisis Services within a major mental health service - as well as a clinical supervisor in charge of all mental operations of a Rural office. I have seen the strengths and weaknesses of this system and have learned from this.
As a private therapist exclusively in private practice for the past 10 years I bring all of my knowledge, experience and "seasoning" from the mental health system but get to be more fluid and "radical" in using the approaches that work rather than the ones dictated by a system or procedure. I see you first and foremost as an individual in need of healing and respect.
I have a special interest in working with physical health issues as well.
My background is in psychology and obtained both my Undergraduate and Masters degrees in Psychology through the University of Guelph. I am also a Registered Psychotherapist
Issues I can help you with
I work with a wide range of mental health issues and personal challenges. I am especially adept at working with:
trauma/PTSD, panic attacks, anxiety, phobias, depression, life transition issues etc. . Utilizing hypnosis I also work with health-related issues such as:
chronic pain cancerchronic illnesses such as IBS, autoimmune disorders and many other issuessurgery preparation and recoverysmoking cessation habit eliminationweight-loss overall healing and wellness. (A doctors approval may be required for working with some health issues).
I facilitate powerful, measurable, client-centred results, quickly. As a seasoned Registered Psychotherapist with a background that includes extensive experience as a psychotherapist, a mental health crisis worker and a clinical supervisor, I bring strong therapy skills, an extensive knowledge base and many years of experience to serve you.
I customize my interventions to the needs, preferences and directions of my clients to provide a comfortable, sensitive, empowering and effective experience.
I bring a broad pallet of modalities to my work including Hypnosis, Cognitive Behaviour (CBT) and Narrative Therapies, as well as many specialized techniques such as EMDR, NLP, EFT etc.
My main specialty is with the potent yet safe tool of clinical hypnosis which, on its own or in combination with other approaches, can produce amazing results.
I am also oriented toward psychodynamic therapies and the theories and approaches of Carl Jung. I also believe spirituality is an important component of healing and wellness and work from this perspective in accordance with your wishes and views.
Phil Naylor Reaches
Clients throughout Ontario