Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Grief and Loss - General
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Personal Growth
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
- Integrative Psychotherapy
- Mindfulness approaches
Counselling practice website:www.gorettifariatherapy.com
I have been a therapist for over 20 years helping individuals, couples and families resolve a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, self confidence, grief and loss, relationship and couple difficulties, sexuality, parenting and family issues, stress, abuse and trauma. With couples and families my focus is on healing the emotional wounds of disconnection and rebuilding mutual understanding, acceptance, and deeper, lasting connection. I offer a warm, non-judgmental, relational approach in which you can find strength, confidence, and enduring change.
In a warm, open and safe therapeutic relationship in which you feel understood, accepted, supported and challenged, I accompany you while we discover and/or build on your own strengths, develop greater self awareness, heal, change and deal with life's difficulties in more meaningful and effective ways. My approach is centred on, and respectful of, each individual's strengths, resilience and resourcefulness, with a fundamental value for people, their dignity, integrity and rights. My counselling approach takes into consideration the interdependence between the physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of each individual. Together we will work to help you to better understand and accept yourself, create more choices for yourself and bring about changes.
I use an integrative approach drawing from developmental therapy, psychodynamic therapy, cognitive/behavioural therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy, systemic therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) and EMDR, along with mindfulness and acceptance approaches.
Integral to my work is confidentiality, professionalism and respect. I believe that together we can work towards gaining better understanding, acceptance, and empowerment to create more choices, clarity, and connection for yourself and your relationships. I look forward to joining you through the process.
Client fee individuals:$120 per hour
Client fee couples/families:$120 per hour