Private Practise

 

burnaby counsellingI provide individual counselling services from my comfortable, private office in North Burnaby, BC, near Vancouver, BC. I also provide secure Skype counselling and group therapy, which you can read more about by clicking on the links.

In a supportive and caring atmosphere, I offer highly personalized treatment, tailored to your individual needs and unique problem situations. I provide a safe environment for you to express yourself openly, and take a gentle, collaborative approach to helping you.

 

Enjoy being your authentic self!

Individual counselling can be the most effective means to helping you overcome the barriers to self-empowerment, intimacy and fulfilling your life’s purpose. It is often just a matter of learning the right tools and working through the self-limiting beliefs that no longer work for you anymore. I look forward to helping you build these skills.

Using primarily a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in addition to other counselling models, I base our therapy sessions around the following processes:

 

  • Listening to your concerns with genuine empathy, care, and interest.
  • Getting to know your unique (and always interesting) personality and life experiences
  • Gently bringing your awareness to your personal “schemas” (deeply held core beliefs) and if they are holding you back, exploring ways to change them.
  • Identifying behaviour patterns that are unhelpful, and making a strategy to try out new ones.
  • Using CBT techniques to helping you untwist any distorted thinking that leads to depression and anxiety. (Read here about the 10 most common distorted thinking patterns)
  • Giving you the space to offload and process old traumas, and guiding you through the process of letting go and moving forward.
  • Modelling effective communication skills and relationship building skills
  • Helping you build a greater understanding and appreciation of your (amazing) self
  • Teaching you cognitive and behavioural coping skills to reduce symptoms and their impact on your life
  • Help you build a tangible, practical self-help toolkit to use outside of therapy and after counselling sessions are finished

 

Male depression

Therapy Tools I use:

  • Talk Therapy
  • Psycho-Education
  • Behavioural Experiments
  • Role-playing
  • Empty Chair
  • Affirmations
  • Cue Cards
  • Journaling
  • Letter Writing
  • Communication skills training
  • Humour
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Walking Meditation
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Guided Imagery
  • Creative Visualization
  • Daily Mood Log
  • Drawing
  • Worry Diary
  • Fear Ladder
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)

 

Burnaby therapist

 

“Jenny presented me with information and empathy that made me feel very safe and supported. I would recommend Jenny as a counsellor because I have seen the progress that having a wonderful counsellor like Jenny can deliver.”

– Marianne P.