Are you going through a significant life transition or experiencing intense grief? Are you feeling confused, depressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Individual integrative counseling can help find the links and sources to these symptoms and help integrate and transform into adaptive, creative ways.
60mn - $100
Relational Therapy Couples' & Family Sessions
Is your family experiencing conflict and challenges which leave you feeling isolated and misunderstood? Family Therapy is an effective way to explore families as living systems while addressing individual challenges in a holistic approach. Feeling stuck in your relationship or wanting to learn more effective ways to relate and communicate with your partner? This form of counseling can be a potent source of healing for couples going through tough times.
Are you feeling called to explore and heal through music, sacred ritual or the expression of art? Anni offers artistic expression sessions and facilitates healing through meditation, ceremony, Medicine Songs, Soundscapes and painting Journeying. Individual and group sessions available.
What is Integrative Counseling? Integrative counselling aims to promote healing and facilitate wholeness - encouraging a person's optimal being and functioning (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health). Clients must be committed to self-exploration and open to identifying what factors in their life are perpetuating problems, and/or are causing current concerns. This approach leads to increased awareness as integrative therapy helps to create a healthy alliance between mind, body and spirit - empowering clients to start setting goals and for practice that will enable them to move beyond their limitations and discover greater life satisfaction.
The process of integrative counselling is very much centered on the active exploration of experience in the here and now - a phenomenological view of reality. It is the role of an integrative counsellor to foster this by incorporating a variation of techniques appropriate to each client. The central premise of integrative counselling is that there are many ways in which human functioning can be explored and understood. This means integration can occur through a variety of modalities/systems of perspective. These may include:
Each approach offers explanation and insight into human behaviour, as well as a unique understanding of key factors that will result in changes to behaviour and other areas of functioning such as cognition and emotions. These can be reinforced when selectively integrated with other elements of therapy.
Benefits of Integrated Therapy A key advantage of integrative counselling is its flexibility and focus on the whole of an individual. The integration of approaches means that counselling is tailored to meet a variety of needs and concerns. It can be particularly beneficial for those who want to overcome negative patterns of behaviour, thinking or feeling caused by anxieties, fears, phobias or any other mental health issue that is greatly impacting life satisfaction (i.e. addictions, depression, past and current trauma, bereavement and low self-esteem). It has also been found useful in improving daily function in children with autism and learning difficulties.