Edmonton Counselling Services
let's work together
New PossibilitiesMost of Liz’s work is with individual adults, although often spouses or family members may be involved.
The work may be a few sessions or many, each person varies. It is not uncommon to take a break from therapy and to return as needed. We may sprain our ankle, get seriously ill, or get a cold more than once in a lifetime, and that does not stop us from seeking help. Mental health should be no different.
Just because your concern is not listed, does not mean we can not work together, it simply means listing too many issues gets overwhelming, and still might miss your concern.
If your ongoing life is not working for you, and not changing, then likely therapy would help. Read More
Peace of Mind
Edmonton Counselling Services
Just because your concern is not listed, does not mean we can not work together. It simply means listing too many issues gets overwhelming, and still might miss your concern.
We Focus On
- Personal development
- Triggers for trauma
- Learning to change our thoughts
- Struggles in everyday life
- Why you feel stuck
- Sense-based events
What Is No Fluff Therapy?
This means that Liz is pragmatic and honest in her approach. If you expect, as some do, to have life not give them any hassles over a six-month time, Liz will wish you luck on that since it’s not realistic. And try to find a more realistic expectation. If you hope for perhaps a few easier days in a week, that can happen and Liz will encourage you in that goal. Over time most days will be much better and that is realistic and achievable.
Liz knows that our economic, religious, social, and cultural circumstances have major influences on our lives and considers them in her work with every client.
There are several hundred identifiable approaches to therapy. Some have been researched extensively. That means that efforts to duplicate the results have been tried and have succeeded to one degree or another. It does not mean that any particular approach will work for any particular individual. However, if it has not been researched, it does not mean it does not work.
Liz is trained in many therapies. Narrative therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, art therapy, Hakomi, Somatic, Hypnosis, and EMDR (click to learn more) are some approaches she finds effective. Yoga, mindfulness, meditation, massage, and acupuncture can all be helpful as well.
For trauma and many other concerns, she prefers EMDR, which is strongly evidence-based. There are three treatments for the trauma that are widely endorsed, and EMDR is one. Prolonged Exposure is another as is Cognitive Processing Therapy. She strongly believes that if one approach is not effective, the issue is more often than not, with the approach, not the client. So, another approach or a combination will be used to find what works for you.
Reading this website does not imply any client /therapist relationship. The information provided is for educational purposes only. It should not be used for diagnostic purposes rather for information only.