At Heartfulness Psychotherapy we use evidence-based practices in a collaborative, client-centred manner, meaning clients always have the freedom to choose which therapeutic approaches fit best.
We draw from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (therapy through relationship) to address depression and anxiety. This could involve exploring external lifestyle factors that might be sustaining the symptoms, and/or exploring internal factors, such as one’s relationship with their thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and physical sensations. The same evidence-based therapies may be applied to phobias (e.g. emetophobia, agoraphobia, etc.) and compulsive behaviours (e.g. obsessive compulsive disorder).
Sometimes it’s helpful to uncover the possible origins of the ingrained thinking or behavioural habits to help us better identify when they reoccur in the present moment. These approaches often involve educating clients on the neurophysiological bases of human thinking and behavior to develop greater self-compassion and understanding about their experiences. Practices can be aimed at increasing self-awareness in such areas and developing alternative skills to affect a shift.
We are skills-based and outcome-oriented, meaning we hope you leave the very first session with a new practice to try. We believe that helping you develop a toolbox of skills can foster quicker recovery times and greater freedom from long-term therapy.
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Healing with your heart in mind