Kirsten's approach to counselling is to offer support that is both targeted and practical. Therapy generally involves 1) a cognitive-behavioural approach which focus on your thoughts, feelings and actions, 2) personalised integrative therapy focuses an the influence diet, exercise,sleep and social connection has on mental health and 3) social skills which help you navigate this social world, be it at home, school or work.
Counselling Children & Adolescents
Children and young adults (6 to 25 years) are far better at "talk therapy" and gain a lot more out of psycho-education, if it's delivered in a fun and engaging way. Depending on the individual, games are played or serious discussion is engaged in.
Services offered for Anxiety & Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD, Internet, Gaming & Social Media Addictions, etc.
So much of our ability to cope depends on our ability to navigate our social world, in an increasingly technology driven environment.
How are children and adolescents learning these crucial skills?
Animal Assisted Therapy
Animal-assisted therapy often serves in conjunction with traditional work done by a registered psychologist or other mental health–care providers.
There are a number of studies that suggest positive outcomes and overall improved emotional well-being in clients suffering from depression, anxiety, ASD, behavioural problems. At myturn2talk we have had a number of pets visit us but as of 2020, we will have our own therapy pet, Nugget. I look forward to introducing him to you but in the meantime please feel free to follow Nugget's blog!
Nugget is a Cocker Spaniel x King Charles Cavalier
The main focus of CBT is that thoughts, feelings and behaviours combine to influence a person’s quality of life.
CBT aims to teach people that it is possible to have control over their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. CBT helps the person to challenge and overcome automatic beliefs, and use practical strategies to change or modify their behaviour. The result is more positive feelings, which in turn lead to more positive thoughts and behaviours.