Therapeutic Approaches
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment that explores the interconnection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. CBT aims to create positive change by developing and enhancing an understanding of your internal world. Using skills and interventions, the therapist will teach you how to gain control over your negative thought patterns in order to produce a more favourable emotional and behavioural response.

CBT is an exceptional therapy for tackling a variety of intense mental health struggles, in a relatively brief period of time. Utilizing targeted behavioural and cognitive strategies, CBT has proven effective in managing and treating OCD, social phobia, panic disorder, specific phobia, and mood disorders.

Attachment-Informed Therapy

Attachment-informed therapy is effective for creating genuine relationships between the therapist and client, which then allow space for positive change to occur. Your attachment style, which begins to form during early life relationships and experiences, creates a blueprint for all subsequent relationships. Furthermore, depending on that particular attachment style, a set of emotional and behavioural patterns emerge. When these patterns are maladaptive, struggles arise such as relationship conflict, emotional dysregulation, and behavioural difficulties. These issues can be addressed and resolved through therapy when working with a therapist who holds an attachment perspective.

Individuals who benefit from having an attachment-informed therapist struggle with, and experience, relationship stress/conflict, emotional difficulties, low self-esteem and self worth, unresolved parental issues, and trauma.

Children and Adolescents

Child mental health is often something that gets forgotten or overlooked, yet is vitally important for setting the foundation of a healthy and happy adulthood. Like adults, children can experience anxiety, depression, behavioural difficulties, and even phobias or OCD. Unlike adults however, they often do not know how to communicate their struggles or have an understanding of what they are experiencing. Using a combination of CBT, attachment, and play therapy techniques, Care Counselling can help your little one develop effective and appropriate coping skills and to overcome more serious disorders.

Adolescence is undeniably one of the more difficult stages of life, increasingly so with the far reaching, negative implications of social media. This age group consistently wrestles with emotional dysregulation, social anxiety, academic stress, relationship conflicts, and mood disorders. Attachment-informed counselling is beneficial in providing your teen with the platform to connect with a therapist in a unique way. Being able to form a trusting relationship with an adult who can then help guide and advocate for your teen, allows the space for them to work toward positive change and independence.