Ezreena begins the counselling process with a little bit of paperwork and the opportunity for you to share what is going on for you, so that she has a deeper understanding.
Then Ezreena helps to identify the main topics and goal of therapy and explains how her approach will help you ~ to make sure it is a good fit for what you are looking for!
Each subsequent session begins with a brief update since the last appointment (signs of distress or progress) and then, using specific methods designed to you get you feeling better and functioning better, you will focus on a topic and process it until it feels resolved.
A natural "by-product" of therapeutic counselling and healing body work is a reduction in negative symptoms (such as anxiety & depression), which brought you to counselling.
UNCONSCIOUS RESISTANCE is when your psychological system is trying to protect you from pain and tries to stop you from going to your sessions. It may try to convince you that you are "feeling better'" or that you "don't need therapy" or that the "therapy isn't working"; this is a double-edged sword: your psyche is protecting you AND hindering you! Don't let it win.
CHOOSE CHANGE in order to CREATE CHANGE!
Ezreena provides a quiet, safe, comfortable, confidential and non-judgemental environment which allows you to freely process your thoughts, feelings, emotions, fears and body ailments
During the therapeutic process you may experience:
The first session is usually 1 hour which identifies a need for Anxiety Stress Depression counselling
The second and subsequent sessions are 1 hour or more, depending on the issues being worked on
Trauma stress counselling requires 1.5 hour sessions (and sometimes even longer)
Most clients attend once per week, however, I have had clients request 3 sessions per week (depending on circumstances). When clients report feeling better and functioning better they usually increase the time between sessions
Most sessions are scheduled in the Kelowna Counselling office, however, internet sessions are also available via Skype, Facebook Messenger & WhatsApp for out-of-town clients
Ezreena's Kelowna counselling office, Internet sessions and sometimes other locations to meet client needs (such as hospital or if client is in a wheel chair etc)
Most sessions are one-on-one
When counselling couples Ezreena will first meet with both clients together to get an idea of the problem and then separate the clients to work on their individual issues so that when they come together they can communicate more effectively
In order to reap the benefits of therapeutic counselling clients are required to commit to the process..... which means keep appointments, show up on time and be honest during the process
When suppressed material is stimulated it will bubble up into the conscious awareness and will sometimes present as "irritability". This is a sign that something is passing through the awareness threshold........ ready to be addressed. Therapy will help you process what has come into your awareness
Committing to therapy is committing to YOU and your WELL BEING