15 January 2017

A Note to Clients Considering Therapy

Please note that if you are considering starting individual psychotherapy on a biweekly or monthly basis, I encourage you to reconsider.

First off, a therapeutic alliance (the relationship between a therapist and a client) is an important relationship. It’s a relationship where — above all — trust is key. To be able to process and explore the aspects of one’s life in full colour, I can’t imagine a client wanting anything but trust in their therapist; trust that the client feels heard, and understood; that their concerns are acknowledged; that they feel like they make sense to the therapist; that they can feel they can make mistakes in life and still feel supported if they choose to share them.

I cannot put it any simpler: the above takes time. (more…)

  If you are interested in learning more about my services, about me, or perhaps booking an appointment, please call me at 416-873-7828 or email me at info@downtowntherapy.ca for more information.

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29 May 2017

Corporate Couples Counselling?

A healthy, ongoing relationship in which both partners see growth and commitment isn’t necessarily the exclusive domain of those who are in a romantic relationship. If we look at the phrase a healthy, ongoing relationship in which both partners see growth and commitment, we might imagine that this could be applicable to other pairings.

I mention this because, from time to time, I will have someone call me, wondering whether the couples therapy I offer would be applicable for someone in a business relationship – certainly a different type of partner than what we often associate with couples therapy. And yet, just as in a romantic relationship, there can be a host of trust-based issues as well as less easily identifiable personality-based habits that conspire to make doing business harder than it feels it should be.

If you run a company with another partner (or partners) and you feel that you could benefit from sitting down and having your situation looked at by someone whose job often revolves around relationships (good, bad, problematic), then feel free to get in touch. Rates may differ depending upon the number of people involved.

  If you are interested in learning more about my services, about me, or perhaps booking an appointment, please call me at 416-873-7828 or email me at info@downtowntherapy.ca for more information.

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