Individual Counselling - 60 minute individual sessions (initial session is 75 minutes) are available to individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, relational concerns, struggles with fertility, perinatal mental health difficulties, illness or challenging life transitions. If you are considering making some changes in your life to feel better, or work through some difficult issues, it would be a privilege to support you. I will listen to your story and help you make a plan to create change in yourself and your relationships.
Relationship Counselling - 75 minute sessions are intended to support individuals to attend counselling with a significant person they are in relationship with with a goal of understanding each other better and to re-create meaningful lives together. Perhaps you are looking to reconnect, work through a challenging transition, challenge negative interactional patterns or repair a significant disappointment. Vanessa is available to facilitate emotional safety in these sessions and support you to work through these struggles towards reconnection. Vanessa is open to working with adult(s) in intimate partner relationships, family members and significant others.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)-90 minute individual sessions. Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a drug-free, non-hypnosis therapy that transcends modern therapeutic methods by treating adults and children with depression, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, sexual abuse, obsessive compulsive disorder, addictions and many other mental and physical conditions resulting in remarkable benefits starting in as little as one session.
Imagine, if you can, what it feels like to carry a heavy burden for years and then, all of a sudden, be able to let it go – years of carrying the effects of trauma gone during a single session with an ART therapist. This type of relief may seem unbelievable, but it does happen consistently with the use of Accelerated Resolution Therapy. In ART we say, “Keep the Knowledge, Lose the Pain.”
ART works to reprogram the way in which distressing images and memories are stored in the brain so that they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions and eliminate negative images while leaving the facts intact.
ART uses visualization techniques and attention on how the body is affected by distressing images or memories, enhanced through use of rapid eye movements similar to eye movements during dreaming.
ART works for an amazingly wide range of problems. Our brains are capable of positively modifying unwanted material. Distancing from emotional responses to problems facilitates the opportunity to look at situations objectively. Positive memories are reinforced and new information can be assimilated to rapidly restore one's functioning and health.
To learn more about ART: Accelerated Resolution Therapy - Treating Trauma