Areas of practice
- Anger Management Issues
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Grief and Loss - General
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Trauma Counselling
- Adlerian Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Family Systems
- Gestalt Therapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Observed Experiential Integration (OEI)
- Telephone Counselling
- Video Counselling
Counselling practice website:https://www.robertphillipscounselling.com/
How long will this last? Am I doomed to feel like this forever? It’s possible that you may be asking these questions. You might also be feeling alone - like no one else truly understands what you’re going through. Your worries play over and over in your head like a broken record, and you can't seem to just enjoy life and be yourself. Maybe you even feel like you’re broken.
Underneath all these thoughts and feelings might be your deepest fear - that there’s something fundamentally wrong with you, that your whole life will be like this, or that somehow your brain just “doesn’t work right.” And what you're really seeking is peace, happiness, and connection. You want to feel joy again, and worry less.
My goal is to provide two things for you. The first is specific tools and coping strategies that can help you feel better, right now. And second, I will give you an open heart so that you can be vulnerable and feel safe. For more info on my practice, please visit my website, or feel free to email or call me through this page. I would love to hear from you!
I hold a Master of Counselling Psychology from Adler University in Vancouver, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#16632). I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with the International Association of Trauma Professionals. Prior to pursuing a career in mental health, I attended the University of Victoria where I completed a Master of Music (2013).
My graduate-level education involved extensive training in Inner Child Therapy (ICT). ICT is a "deep work" modality that examines what your childhood needs were (e.g., unconditional love, safety etc.) - and how to meet those needs in adulthood to foster well-being. For example, if your caregiver(s) was unable to provide structure in your life as a child, ICT can help identify this unmet need, and help you find ways to meet it for yourself as an adult. I have seen this approach do wonderful things. ICT can be helpful with:
- Relationship Issues (i.e., "codependency")
- Feeling "stuck"
It is not assumed that this approach will be used in our journey together - but it can be a useful resource when appropriate. You are in the driver's seat, as always.
I also use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR can be useful in resolving traumatic experiences so that the individual can fully experience the present. While EMDR is not suitable for everyone, it can be a powerful form of therapy. Together we can assess how appropriate this modality is for you.
- Motivational Interviewing (MI).
- Inner Child Therapy
- Observed and Experiential Integration (OEI)
- Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Client fee individuals:120
Client fee couples/families:150