Welcome! Why would you want to receive psychotherapy?
People choose psychotherapy for a wide range of reasons ranging from seeking help with concrete problems such as troubled relationships, children, family dynamics, mental health difficulties, eating disorders, substance abuse, and also with less concrete goals such as finding direction or addressing past trauma.
Psychotherapy is confidential. It can provide the supportive, safe, and private space to allow individuals, couples, and families to grow together and create more harmony. We utilize the client's strengths to create meaningful changes for individuals.
The goal of psychotherapy is to help individuals embrace fuller, more creative, and satisfying lives, and relationships.
What is Psychotherapy? Psychotherapy is an interactive process between a person and a qualified mental health professional. It is the exploration of thoughts, feelings and behavior for the purpose of problem solving or achieving higher levels of functioning. Psychotherapy is a multi-disciplinary approach with theoretical connections to psychology, medicine, humanities, social sciences, spirituality, and the arts. Therapists work with the whole person and not just presenting symptoms. This includes emotional, social, and behavioural patterns of functioning. Some different modalities include cognitive behavioural therapy, experiential, psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, interpersonal, existential, solution focused, and narrative therapy. The modalities of therapy are based on a large diversity of theories and practices but within all modalities there is the commonality of: A collaborative therapeutic working relationship between the therapist and the client, an assessment of difficulties, an emphasis on changing ways of perceiving, thinking, behaving, and relating to others.
Psychotherapy is becoming a regulated health field. This is great news for the public as it means more services will be covered by insurance policies, and it is also regulating the how the work is done. In 2014 all practicing individuals will have to register with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. This college outlines important details such as the way records must be kept, the way information must be protected, and how service is provided to the public. It also protects the public by having only people who are qualified to engage in psychotherapy practicing.
Belleville Psychotherapy Clinic
We warmly welcome clients from all backgrounds.
We work with individuals, couples, families, youth, groups, have consulted for companies, and been insurance service providers for EAP.
Each client is unique!