Mindfulness-Based Counselling Westmount
Rediscover Your Wellbeing
Learn practical mindfulness tools and strategies to help you overcome your stress and anxiety.
Often used in conjunction with ‘traditional talk-therapy’, Mindfulness-based counselling can help you learn to quiet your mind so you will be less distracted or upset by worries or ruminations. It can help you learn to accept your feelings rather than being overwhelmed or consumed by them.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a non-judgmental way of paying attention to the present moment. Essentially, mindfulness is the state in which one becomes aware of one’s thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in the present moment, without self-criticism.
What is Mindfulness-Based Counselling?
The ‘goal’ of mindfulness-based counselling is to learn to pay attention to what is happening in the present moment and accept it without being influenced by it. That is, mindfulness-based counselling is designed to help a person focus their attention on the present rather than getting tangled up in their anxiety about future situations or ruminate about past experiences. Mindfulness frees up your ‘headspace’ to allow you to make clearer choices.
During mindfulness-based counselling, you learn techniques to stay with what is happening in the present moment so that you don’t get carried away in thought or let your life run on ‘auto-pilot’.
Mindfulness-based counselling may also help you deal with painful emotions. When thoughts are witnessed as separated from emotions, painful feelings can subside.
Mindfulness-based counselling can be used to help people with emotional health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, anger-management issues, as well as other mental health issues.
Practical, No-nonsense Mindfulness-Based Counselling
Everyone’s experience of emotional health is different. We’ve all learned different ways to handle challenges and manage how we respond to difficult situations.
When you work with me it’s like having a coach in your corner, someone who has your back. I will help you learn about yourself and I will challenge you, when need be, so you can break through the toughest obstacles.
I use an integrative therapy approach that is respectful and empathic in a safe, judgement-free environment.
Qualifications and Professional Associations
- Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)
- Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Counselling That Fits in With Your Schedule
When you've got a lot on your plate, finding out-of-hours appointments can add to the stress, so I offer as many out-of-business hours sessions as I can. I am available from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays.
You don't need a referral to make an appointment. You can contact me directly by phone, email or book an appointment through the website.
If you're not ready to book but would like a bit more information or to get a sense of who I am, I offer free 10-minute consultations over the phone.
Your First Appointment
At our first appointment, we will talk about:
- Your concerns and current presenting issues
- The effect of these concerns on your current experience of life and your relationships
- Your expectations and goals for therapy
It's also an opportunity for you to find out more about how I work and any other questions you might have.
Areas of Specialty
Anxiety & Stress
Anxiety is generally an unpleasant feeling of nervousness and fear that something bad is happening or about to happen. Counselling for anxiety can help alleviate these feelings.
Depression is a persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that can negatively affect how you feel, think and act. Counselling for depression can help alleviate these symptoms.
Psychedelic means 'mind manifesting'. Psychedelic integration counselling can help you make sense of, and integrate, psychedelic or transpersonal experiences into your daily life.
Life Direction & Purpose
Counselling can assist you to find a clearer sense of life direction, meaning and purpose. Working collaboratively, counselling can help you move towards your life goals.
Personal & Spiritual Growth
Counselling for personal and spiritual growth can help you to examine your belief systems and core values with a view to becoming more present and self-compassionate.
Relationships impact on our well-being and happiness. Counselling for relationship issues can help to improve communication, navigate decision making and restore emotional bonds.
Self-esteem is the degree to which we value and respect ourselves. Counselling for self-esteem issues can help you develop a stronger, more confident and content sense of self.