Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Chronic Pain
- Critical Incidents and Acute Stress
- Death and Dying
- Grief and Loss - General
- Personal Growth
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Sexual Assault
- Trauma Counselling
- Body Centred Psychotherapy
- Body Centred Therapy
- Bodynamic Analysis
- Energy Psychotherapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Somatic Experiencing
- Somatic Transformation
- Spiritual Counselling
- Telephone Counselling
- Video Counselling
Counselling practice website:www.darlenecripps.wordpress.com
During COVID-19 I am available via secure video or telephone.
I work with adult individuals who are struggling with emotional regulation and boundaries. Therapy with me helps people acquire skills and resources to regulate their emotions, feel calmer inside their bodies and safer interacting in the world. I love working with somatic resources because my clients share with me that the changes they make stick! I offer a free 30-minute consultation to explore working together. Please phone or email to learn how you can benefit. Please click below on Read more about Darlene Cripps to learn more about anxiety and trauma counselling and grief and loss support.
Words like 'stress' or 'anxiety' are descriptions of inner experiences. We use the word ‘feeling’ to describe sensation (tightness, pressure, pain.) We also use the word ‘feeling’ to describe emotion (sadness, anger, anxiety). Sensation and emotion are each experienced inside the body. People often try to ignore their inner distress because it is uncomfortable. However, using that strategy, sadly the inner disruption persists.
My role is to provide coaching and support you to develop your natural capacity to gently dissolve the unpleasant sensations within that accompany troubling emotions. We work at the pace that is right for you without becoming overwhelmed. Becoming overwhelmed is not restorative. In this paced and specific way, the troubling material is gently released, healing occurs, and problems subside.
Clients share that the changes they experience are sustainable in daily life. The process changes life for the better. I am available by phone and video during the physical distancing measures necessary during the coronavirus outbreak.
Please visit my website to learn more about Beyond Talk Therapy – A Body/Mind Approach to Counselling
Trauma is neither a disease nor a disorder, but rather an injury caused by fright, helplessness, and loss that can be healed by engaging our innate capacity to self-regulate high states of arousal and intense emotions.
~ Peter Levine, Founder of Somatic Experiencing
I am a Certified Member (CCC) of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I hold an MA in Counselling Psychology. I studied Bodynamics, a body/mind approach to human development, counselling, and trauma recovery; and continue my studies in somatics and mindfulness, psychoneurobiology, trauma treatment, energy management, and spirituality.
Anxiety and Trauma Counselling – People who have experienced difficulties often try to not think about what happened, yet it still affects them. People confide they feel unpleasant sensations and emotions. They may flood over with emotion or feel nothing at all. They may feel guilt or shame or ‘damaged.’ Sometimes recurring thoughts and images or physical pain bother people. Anxiety and the aftermath of trauma can be debilitating and affect all areas of life.
Please visit my website to learn more about Anxiety and Trauma Counselling
Grief Counselling – Receive compassionate support to journey through the pain of loss and the process of mourning and remaking life. Though natural, the process of mourning can be challenging, lonely, and painful. Grief counselling helps the sharp pain of loss to soften; the intense pangs of grief become less frequent. Renew your self-identity, if yours has been shaken. Explore and search for meaning. The person who died will never be forgotten, your heart will heal, and your life can and will continue as you adjust to life after loss and establish a new equilibrium.
Please visit my website to learn Three Things to Do During Bereavement.