Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Death and Dying
- Divorce and/or Separation
- Grief and Loss - General
- Life Transitions
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Stress Management
- Gestalt Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Narrative Therapy
- Spiritual Counselling
Counselling practice website:www.manuelsalgado.ca
There is more to the person - and to the world - than what meets the eye. As human beings, we spring from a unique biography and are part of a constellation of past and present relationships; we have our own rhythm, temperament and disposition; we are immersed in specific contexts and belief systems. These are all but aspects of our individuality, and if we know how to work with them, we are awakened to the fact that they are powerful navigation tools in our journey towards healing, closure, growth and freedom.
Working from a spiritual and a humanistic perspective, I am convinced that our therapeutical meeting is a sacred one, grounded in trust and nurtured through respect and empathy. I am also convinced that the answers to the questions you have, already lie within you, and that you have a wealth of inner resources that are available and close at hand for you to access.
I hold a Master degree in Counselling Psychology, post graduate diplomas in Gestalt Psychotherapy and Tanathology and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in British Colombia; I have also received formal extensive training in several other disciplines. My practice is based on the Gestalt theory and its principles, having threaded into it concepts and methodologies from different state of the art therapeutic theories, out of which I draw to improve the quality of your process.
When I became a Counselling Psychologist back in 1997, it was merely by accident. I entered the masters' degree program with the intent of healing myself and finding closure; a personal quest to grow and to set myself free. But as I started walking on this path, I began to feel a profound need to help people help themselves.
In the course of these seventeen years, I have been providing Psychotherapy, Clinical Counselling and workshops to the public - including mental health professionals and corporations - in four different countries, and today I am more passionate about it than when I started because early in my journey I realized that I had found my mission in life.