A Unique Approach to Psychotherapy
A Gentle & Nurturing Space
Shelley offers a unique approach to Psychotherapy. She aims to focus on the mind, body and spirit of her client and takes a ‘whole body’ perspective in guiding their journey of healing.
Shelley is Happy to Help!
Shelley’s presence is nurturing, warm and down to earth. She believes that we can re-connect with parts of ourselves that we may have dis-connected from. By doing this work one can gain the clarity and confidence needed to heal, feel happier and more whole. Shelley is a Psychotherapist in the York Region, and she is more than happy to help people - regardless of location.
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Shelley believes that building a strong alliance between herself and her clients is the most important aspect of her client’s healing. She feels that helping her client’s make use of their own wisdom and resources can enhance their treatment process. Shelley uses a variety of therapeutic approaches to illuminate her client’s underlying issues and blocks.
Areas of Focus
Shelley provides a spiritual psychotherapeutic approach which takes into account the whole person.
Their mind, body and their spirit. The integration in all three of these parts of us, assists us becoming more grounded and resilient when dealing with events that trigger our anxiety or fear.
Teenagers require therapy for all sorts of reasons but sometimes a teen’s distress may increase to a level where it becomes important to seek out professional help. Teenagers often have difficulty opening up to their parents.
They sometimes worry about how their feeling or opinions will sit with their parents.
Therapy which is trauma focused has an approach that recognizes and explains the ways in which a traumatic experience might impact our mental health.
Trauma therapy is based on the understanding of how the connection between a traumatic incident can affect the survivor’s emotional and behavioural responses.
Body Psychotherapy is a modality which allows us to evaluate our experiences from the view of our mind and our body, in order to stay within the present moment and to be able to more fully “feel” into your body itself.
Shelley guides her clients to notice alienated aspects of themselves, acknowledge those aspects, and to become more conscious of the messages their bodies are giving.
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a form of therapy that focuses on adult relationships and attachment bonding.
The therapist and clients look at patterns in the relationship and take steps to create a more secure bond and develop more trust to move the relationship in a healthier, more positive direction.
This phrase really struck Shelley as a very significant reminder of how often we keep ourselves very busy and distracted in order to not be present with our inner pain.
Shelley feels that in order to be truly balanced in our healing work it is helpful to attend to and balance our energetic body as well as our mental and emotional bodies.
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