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Phronesis Counselling: Services

Person-Centered, Evidenced-Based Practices.

Person-Centered

Everyone can benefit from counselling.  We are here to meet you exactly where you are at, to honor who you are, and to support your therapeutic journey with respect, empathy, confidentiality, and warmth. 

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is an ancient practice that focuses on being in the here-and-now.  Mindfulness invites you to be fully present and aware of your thoughts, feelings, and sensations non-judgmentally.

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing 'EMDR' is an evidenced-based practice that is effective for treating symptoms of distress and trauma.  EMDR is more body based and is different from traditional talk therapy.

*EMDR offered by Lauren Gaudet only at this time

Socially Focused

Context is everything. Really. 

At Phronesis it's important to us that not only do we focus on your internal experiences, but that we also focus on the world around you. That means considering the systems and structures of society, the groups and greater community you are a part of, and how that impacts you. 

CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 'CBT' is an evidenced-based talk therapy that focuses on how you think and feel using practical tools to learn how to cope with unhelpful thinking or behavioural patterns.

Solution-Focused Therapy

Solution-Focused Therapy is very effective for clients looking to for a goal-oriented type of therapy that looks to address a specific goal.  

Please note this may not be appropriate for all issues and concerns.  Talk to your counsellor to find out if it's the right fit for you.

We help adult individuals on their counselling journey.

How to begin?  With these simple actions:

Pick Your Therapist

Goodness of fit is the most important aspect when choosing a counsellor.  

We encourage you to read each counsellor's profile and book a free 20 minute phone consultation with them.  

Consultation

During your free 20 minute phone consultation, your counsellor will ask about: 

  • Have you been to counselling before? How was that process for you?

  • What's bringing you to counselling now? You can discuss current issues and concerns.

  • What are your hopes and goals in counselling?

  • They will tell you how they work with their clients.

  • This is a great opportunity to ask any questions and to see if they are the right fit for you.

Book Your Appointment

Free Phone Consultation: 20 Minutes

Check-Ins: 30 Minutes [for existing clients only]

Standard Clinical Hour: 50 minutes

EMDR: 80 Minutes

JaneApp

Once you've decided on a counsellor and have decided to book a session, an online profile will be created for you in JaneApp. 

You will need to fill out the intake and confidentiality forms prior to your first session.

First Session

Welcome to your first session with your counsellor.

The first session will involve getting to know you, what brings you to counselling, and the beginning of co-creating a space together that supports your wellness and goals in therapy. 

Most therapists recommend at the beginning of any therapeutic journey that you book weekly for 2 to 3 weeks to establish a strong foundation for your therapeutic work. 

Time For You

Starting counselling is a big step for your health and well-being. 

The therapeutic process is completely unique to you.  That means that you get to decide when you are comfortable to share, what you want to share, and with who.  If you think your counsellor may not be the right fit, we encourage you to talk to them first.  The majority of the time, you and your counsellor will be able to find a solution together. If you still don't feel comfortable we encourage you to book a free consultation with another therapist.