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Individual Psychotherapy and Counselling

We may wake up feeling anxious, irritable, sad or empty. Often these are driven by worries, doubts and self-criticism. Facing these emotions can make every day feel like an uphill battle, leaving us drained and exhausted. These feelings may be triggered by a significant life event or have crept up over years of wearing ourselves out. 


Psychotherapy supplies us with tools to manage our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. A key element of psychotherapy is the confidential, non-judgmental space you are given to safely share your story. In this process, a mental health professional will guide you through the storm and help you to improve how you feel. 


When our emotions improve, we will be better able to apply techniques to successfully manage daily challenges and find positive solutions to complicated situations. These will also allow us to face future issues with a calm and confident disposition. 

  • Depression, Anxiety, Anger & Stress

  • Emotional Numbness

  • Trauma & Abuse

  • Grief & Loss

  • Attention & Concentration Difficulties

  • Racing or Repetitive Thoughts

  • Self-blame & Self-criticism

  • Chronic Pain & Illness

  • Sleep Issues

  • Addiction

Standard Session - 50 minutes ​

I was standing at the traffic lights and when they went green, my chest constricted and I began struggling to breathe. It was like something was pressing on my chest. Immediately, I could feel the vein in my neck hit 100 miles an hour. I panicked cause everyone was rushing past me and making me dizzy. My chest hurt. Only later did someone say that they think I had a panic attack. But that’s not like me, I’ve never been one to panic.

Address Personal Challenges

Sometimes we have things from our past or present that we have not entirely processed and that can affect the way be behave or feel in the now. 

Psychotherapy conducts an assessment and analysis of our dysfunctional behaviours and explores what they are driven by and how they developed. You will receive a schematic visualization of how your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours interact in ways that are not beneficial to you. This provides us with areas to target in therapy. 

Whether you wish to work through challenges from the past or present, psychotherapy can help you address the parts in which you wish to see change. Often the best way to process something in a healthy way is to face it head on, equipped with the support of a professional and an effective set of tools. 



Standard Session - 50 Minutes

How Psychotherapy Helps

Psychotherapy in four stages:

Stabilize - Enhance resilience, self-soothing and coping strategies that work for you to stabilize your mental health.

Analyze - Understand causes, origins, and manifestations of your unhelpful patterns and how they are interfering with your wellbeing in the here-and-now through analysis and awareness.

Create - Create healing and positive change in your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and body that align with your beliefs and values. 

Integrate - Integrate change permanently through awareness, choices, and practice until it becomes a solid part of your new self.

Make the first step toward improving your mental health and wellbeing today.

Standard Session - 50 Minutes

Check out some of Dr. Terrighena's blogposts on mental health below...

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