Therapies Provided

Covid has changed many things. Our Commercial Street office is now closed permanently. We are offering online sessions and limited in-person sessions at Generation Farms in Yellow Point. We will continue these options post-Covid as they are working well and creating new possibilities. 

Our counsellor are experienced and have integrated many skills and approaches to assist our clients.

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It integrates elements of numerous psychotherapies in a structured and unique eight-phase protocol. Following EMDR processing, clients generally report a reduction in the emotional distress associated with disturbing memories, and that they have gained helpful cognitive insights.

Self-Regulation Therapy

SRT and Somatic Therapies are non-cathartic mind-body approaches aimed at diminishing excess activation in the nervous system. It has its basis in neurobiology and reflects our innate capacity to flexibly respond to novelty or threat. Significant overwhelming events at any time in one’s life can result in changes in the nervous system that negatively impact the way a person feels and relates to others. SRT enables the nervous system to integrate overwhelming events and return balance to the nervous system.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT is a relatively short-term structured psychotherapeutic method used to alter distorted beliefs and problem behavior by identifying and replacing negative inaccurate thoughts. The focus of therapy is on how you are thinking, behaving and communicating today rather than on childhood experiences.

Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy

This is an exciting and innovative approach that uses of the natural attributes of the horse to heighten a person’s awareness of themselves and their inner state. EFP is one of the nature based therapies that support change through connection with the natural world. Present moment focus and access to one’s inner state are fundamental to healing and thriving. This is made simple and powerful in the presence of a horse, facilitated by a person trained to support this relationship. Often EFP is valuable for people who do not benefit from talk or office forms of psychotherapy; ranging from children with special needs, to over functioning adults. It is suitable for people with no previous horse experience and generally does not include riding. All sessions are offered at Generation Farms in Yellow Point.

Nature Based Therapy

The concept of offering healing work in nature is not new. Sometimes referred to as eco-psychology, it is particularly helpful in moderating the effects of the fast paced technological time in which we live. Valuing natural systems as our primary teacher expands healing possibilities beyond traditional office based practices. This work deepens each person’s connection to self, others and the earth and invites innate healing. Reconnection with nature is important for the natural world as well as for the well being and happiness of people. Non intrusive and respectful, NBT is very suited to trauma therapy, stress and burnout recovery and life style re-assessment, depression and anxiety treatment and addiction recovery.

Mindfulness-Based Counselling 

Mindfulness-Based Counselling brings  another lens of awareness  to  witness and release negative thoughts about the  past or future. The practice is to bring the mind back to the present moment . The intention is learn to watch thoughts and no longer be identified with them.  This is a great freedom when the skill is mastered.

Family of Origin Work/Schema Therapy

Family of origin work compliments schema therapy  where the purpose is to bring into awareness the unskillful, negative beliefs  acquired in the original family with  a view to transforming them into a positive perspective that is supportive and balanced.

We also offer professional training in Equine Facilitated Wellness, for  mental health professionals, learning professionals

and equine professionals, at Generation Farms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mailing Address:
PO Box 435 Station A
Nanaimo BC V9R 5L3
Phone: 250 754-7703
marshallcounselling@shaw.ca

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