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COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

For the most part, counselling and psychotherapy are used interchangeably, however, counselling and psychotherapy have some subtle differences.

 

Usually, counselling refers to a more brief treatment where the therapist and client work together to uncover maladaptive behaviours that may be hindering specific areas of one's life. 

Psychotherapy, on the other hand, is a longer term treatment where the therapist and client focus on gaining insight on long term patterns. It also involves processing and reflecting on past events that may have influenced them. Psychotherapy works to go deeper in understanding root causes and therefore helps to create lasting change.

My approach generally integrates counselling and psychotherapy into an approach best for each client. 

Whether you would like to work together in person in South Surrey or online, we can work together to help you feel better and more like yourself.

EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION REPROCESSING (EMDR)

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an extensively researched psychotherapy that helps people to heal from symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. 

 

EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories through alternating eye movements, sounds, or taps. When we experience a traumatic event, our brain stores it differently than a normal memory. EMDR is an evidence-based approach that is specifically targeted to help individuals heal from trauma or distressing life experiences that may be holding them back from living a fulfilled life.

For more information, you can visit emdria.org or contact me at spencer@portreecounselling.com with any questions.