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Latest blog post by Jeffrey Fisher:
Responding to compulsive behaviour through mindfulness and observation
****Please note that I am not currently taking new clients but I will continue to see my current clients.***
For over 25 years I have dedicated myself to counseling clients who are suffering from pain, anxiety and challenging transitions, in my work as a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC. During that time I have exposed myself to a wide range of clinical trainings and approaches to best meet my clients’ needs.
Before you decide to look for a counsellor you may have found that you felt better for a while and then felt overwhelmed again, or at least challenged by anxiety, stress, and emotional or physical pain. You may have read self-help books, talked with friends, or tried different approaches but perhaps not received the benefit you would like from these efforts.
Training and Approaches Used
In my work as a counsellor I utilize a wide range of approaches to address pain, stress and anxiety. I have trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural approaches. I have a certificate from the two-year practitioner training program at Pacific Coast Family Institute, where I trained intensively in Family Systems Therapy. I also have advanced training in EMDR, including the Strategic Developmental Model™, developed by Maureen Kitchur.
While the above information may not may just seem like a list of approaches to you, they are all focused on one thing – helping clients live a better, less pained life, according to their own definition of what that might look like. I utilize the above knowledge and approaches in an effort to help individuals and couples to move forward.
I always have in my mind the Dalai Lama's quote about happiness.
“I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.”