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  • Is EMDR safe?
    Yes, EMDR is considered a safe therapeutic approach when administered by a trained professional. It has been extensively researched and is endorsed by organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Psychological Association (APA). EMDR is non-invasive, and the therapist ensures a safe and supportive environment throughout the process. As with any therapy, individual experiences may vary, and it's important to discuss any concerns you may have before starting any EMDR treatment.
  • What is EMDR?
    EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a therapeutic approach designed to help individuals process distressing memories more effectively. It involves bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, to unlock and reprocess traumatic experiences. EMDR is recognized for its effectiveness in treating various mental health issues, allowing individuals to move towards adaptive resolution and improved well-being.
  • What makes your counselling style unique?
    My counselling style is characterized by empathy, understanding, and a holistic approach. I integrate my interest in trauma-informed care, somatic and various therapeutic modalities. When available and appropriate the inclusion of my dog, especially in-person sessions, creates a unique and comforting dynamic.
  • What can I expect after EMDR Therapy has completed?
    The outcomes of EMDR therapy can vary, but many individuals report significant improvements in managing distressing symptoms related to trauma. This may include a reduction in the emotional intensity associated with memories, decreased anxiety, and an improved overall sense of well-being. EMDR aims to help you process and integrate past traumatic experiences, leading to a more adaptive and positive life experience. Results can depend on various factors, including individual differences and the nature of the issues being addressed.
  • How does your counselling process work?
    My counselling process is personalized and collaborative. We co-create a tailored plan, incorporating therapeutic techniques, trauma-informed care, and dog-assisted therapy if desired. Sessions, whether online or in person, provide a safe space for exploration and healing, fostering a sense of empowerment.
  • How long does EMDR therapy typically take?
    The duration of EMDR treatment varies for each individual and depends on factors such as the complexity of the issues being addressed, the number of traumatic experiences, and individual progress. Some clients may experience positive results in a few sessions, while others may require more extensive treatment. On average, EMDR sessions can range from 6 to 12 sessions, but this can vary.
  • What kind of transformation can a client expect from your counselling?
    Clients can expect a transformative journey towards emotional healing and resilience. Through personalized counseling, they'll gain insights, coping mechanisms, and a deeper understanding of themselves. The goal is not just overcoming challenges but also fostering a sense of empowerment, leading to a more balanced and harmonious life.
  • Can you help me with dog training?
    While I don't provide dog training services, I specialize in offering emotional support and guidance to dog owners who care for special needs or behaviourally challenging canines. My focus is on addressing the emotional and psychological aspects of the human-dog relationship, helping owners navigate the unique challenges that may arise in caring for their furry companions.
  • Who is an ideal candidate for your counselling services?
    Individuals facing pet loss emotional trauma anxiety major life changes are ideal candidates mental support with handicapped or challenging canine behaviour Whether you're a dog owner struggling with canine care challenges or an adult navigating personal trauma, my services are designed to support a diverse range of individuals seeking empathetic guidance and understanding.
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