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As humans, relationships are essential to us; and yet for so many of us, we often feel we struggle with understanding ourselves as well as understanding why we relate to others the way we do.
When we begin to understand our own thoughts and feelings and how they relate to our view of the world, we can begin to experience increased freedom through understanding the choices that are available to us.Sometimes this may involve understanding how to work with our thoughts to deal with a fear or worry, and sometimes this may involve going back to an earlier memory and figuring out what it has taught us about the world and if we truly agree with it at this stage in our life. Understanding both yourself on various levels (psychological, spiritual, emotional, physical) and how you function within the various roles of your life (mother, father, child, grandparent, employee, leader, etc.) are essential in helping you effectively change your life to increase your sense of meaning, fulfillment and joy.
I believe that as humans, we have an inherent beauty that, if seen and supported, can allow us to reach much more than we often initially believe possible. I see the counselling relationship as a place to free up and speed up the personal growth potential that you already have within you, by assisting you in understanding and accepting yourself and reworking those things that are holding you back. I enjoy watching people find the wisdom within themselves to heal. I often view myself simply as a tool to give you information or to reflect back to you your own thoughts in a way that allows you quicker access to your own growth potential.I received my MA in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and have also completed a certificate in working with complex PTSD and child sexual abuse from the Justice Institute of British Columbia. I employ a wide variety of therapeutic techniques from various therapeutic methods including cognitive behaviour therapy, emotional focused therapy, Gottman marriage therapy, narrative therapy, dialectic behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing, somatic therapy, and solution focused therapy.
Tanya Braun ReachesFort St John BC