VERONICA FABIAN COUNSELLING

WELCOMES YOU!    🌻

Asking for help is an act of courage, wisdom and self-care.

 

ABOUT

I am a fluently bilingual (English/French) Psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker with 28 years of experience counselling youth (age 16+), adults, couples and families.

My passion is empowering people to improve aspects of themselves, their relationships and their lives.

I have extensive experience and qualifications to assist with the following challenges:

  • Abandonment by a parent (at any age) 

  • ADHD 

  • Anger 

  • Anxiety

  • Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)

  • Codependency

  • Couple conflict

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Emotional disconnect

  • Fear

  • Grief

  • Highly Sensitive Personality traits

  • Infidelity

  • Insecurity

  • Loneliness

  • Narcissistic partners or parents

  • Parent/teen or parent/adult child conflict-disconnection

  • Parenting Highly Sensitive Children/Teens 

  • Perfectionism

  • Self-sabotage

  • Shame

  • Social Anxiety

  • Toxic thoughts/beliefs & habits

  • Trauma

 

PSYCHODYNAMIC (INSIGHT-ORIENTED) THERAPY


Psychodynamic theory states that events in our childhood shape our personality and have a great influence on our adult lives.  Childhood experiences can remain in the unconscious and cause psychological and interpersonal problems in adulthood. 


The goal of Psychodynamic Therapy is to help people:

  • gain valuable insight into their lives and present-day problems

  • identify unhealthy interpersonal relationship patterns they've developed over time

  • increase their self-awareness and self-understanding

  • understand the influence of their past/early life experiences on their present behaviour, reasoning, choices, decisions, struggles and relationships

  • uncover subconscious/repressed feelings, thoughts, needs, assumptions, beliefs and desires that maintain patterns of distress, unhealthy coping mechanisms and self-sabotage.

 

COUNSELLING APPROACH

I practice in an integrative/eclectic way, selectively applying techniques from evidence-based psychotherapy approaches, in order to accurately address your unique needs and goals.

My therapeutic work is rooted in my steadfast belief in the worth of all people and their right to self-determination.

Below you will see a few of the counselling approaches that I draw from in therapy sessions.

ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY (ACT)

ACT is an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy that stems from traditional behaviour therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy.

  • Stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with inner emotions

  • Accept issues and hardships, while committing to change behaviour

  • Learn not to overreact to unpleasant feelings

  • Listen to the way you talk to yourself about traumatic events, problematic relationships, physical limitations, and other issues

  • Accept your psychological experiences and change your attitude and emotional state in a positive way

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (CBT)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a well-established psychotherapy treatment based on the idea that our central/core beliefs, attitudes and thoughts about ourselves, others and the world around us determine our feelings and behaviour.  We all begin to develop these beliefs/ideas in childhood as we interact with people and experience life.

Left unchecked, our negative/unrealistic/inaccurate thoughts can cause us significant emotional distress, low self-esteem, relationship problems and mental health challenges since we feel and react (behave) based on how we think.

The goal of CBT is to help people learn to identify, question and change the unhealthy, distorted patterns of thinking that underlie their difficulties. 

CBT is structured, goal-oriented and practical. Its strategies and skills, when practiced during and between sessions, can yield satisfying results.

For more information about CBT:

www.camh.ca

https://www.mayoclinic.org>about

EMOTION FOCUSED THERAPY (EFT)

EFT is a short-term therapy focusing on adult relationships and attachment or bonding. Interaction patterns in the couple or child-to-adult relationship are explored; taking steps to create a secure bond, develop trust, and move the relationship in a healthy, positive direction. EFT is effective for distressed couples and families who are dealing with anger, fear, loss of trust, intimacy issues, or a sense of betrayal in their relationship. In addition, EFT benefits those individuals suffering with depression or trauma.

 

Benefits of Counselling

According to clients, counselling with me has helped them:

  • feel less distressed and anxious

  • achieve resilience and stability

  • become less emotionally reactive

  • discover practical solutions to problems

  • improve their self-esteem and confidence

  • tap into their courage

  • take more (healthy) risks

  • create more satisfying relationships

  • change unwanted behaviours

  • challenge taken-for-granted beliefs

  • learn empowering coping skills

  • reach a deeper understanding of themselves and others

  • get "unstuck" from a long-standing struggle

  • view their problems from a more positive perspective

  • prevent mild problems from becoming severe

 
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CONTACT VERONICA FABIAN COUNSELLING

Get in touch with Veronica Fabian Counselling for a free, initial 20 minute consult.

Videoconferencing

In-Person  (after quarantine is lifted)

$ 125  (tax included) for 1 hour of counselling / psychotherapy

The services of a Registered Social Worker, like myself, are covered under many health insurance plans.

416-745-3878

 

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