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You may be struggling with some challenges in your life, and you may be thinking that you need some help. You may be feeling afraid much of the time, and not know why or what to do about it. Or perhaps you feel really down, and this low mood or sadness hasn't been lifting like it usually does. You might have noticed that you are pissed off a lot more than usual, and this is having an impact on your family, friends or co-workers. You may even have a habit that is starting to "get the better of you". In other words, you may be suffering from anxiety, depression, problem anger or an addiction.
You might benefit from a confidential, listening ear from someone who can really understand where you are at. From someone with the experience required to know what it feels like to "be in your shoes". And you might need this help from someone who can give you practical and specific guidance and tools to make the changes you may need to make. When you feel really heard by someone, and you make the changes you need to make, you'll experience relief from the anxious feelings, or from the depressed mood. You will feel more calm and happy. Or if your challenge is anger, you will find you are able to keep your "cool under fire", and the people around you will feel safer and happier to be with you. And finally, any problem habits you might have will be replaced by behaviors that support your health and increase your happiness.
What's unique to the approach I use is the combination of techniques related to mindfulness, acceptance and committment to your valued goals. By learning how to be mindful, you will be able to reflect on your difficult thoughts and feelings, rather than being victimized by them. By letting go of judgment about what is going on inside of you, rather than fighting it, you will find relief from troubling emotions. And by committing to what is important to you, you will choose behaviors that move you towards your goals.
I bring to my practice both formal education and extensive personal experience working with several master therapists and life teachers. In terms of formal education, I completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia, and am certified at the national level through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) . I have studied Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy with Dr. Zindel Segal, Attachment psychology with Dr. Dan Siegel, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy with Dr. Steven Hayes. My work is integrative, and has been endorsed by Ken Wilber, author of Integral Psychology, and Founder of Integral Institute.
Please call me for a free 30 minute phone consultation.
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For further information, visit Durwin Foster's website.