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Dr. Eva Helpard
Counselling & Psychotherapy

Counselling and Psychotherapy

I believe that people who seek counselling or psychotherapy should understand the services they are paying for. Therapy and Counselling have some similarities but there are also important differences that you should be aware of when making a decision regarding the services you require.

Therapy and Counselling

Therapy and counselling are both partnerships with a therapist that are usually client-centered and collaborative in nature. These relationships provide the opportunity to be listened to, assessed and supported to find solutions to your problems. You can talk openly and in confidence about your concerns and feelings. Counselling is often recommended when seeking help with day-to-day issues in your life, like stress or conflict. It often involves self-reflection, problem solving, education and sometimes just supportive listening.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy includes the above but oftentimes goes further to address individualsí basic beliefs about themselves. Therapy can be seen as a more specific intervention or approach with a basis in recognized theory. The theoretical approach is chosen to help guide the intervention that is best suited to the presenting problem. In other words, the best approach to helping an individual involves a deep understanding and training in various theoretical approaches.

I conduct my practice from a strengths-based, ecological perspective. The following are the theoretical approaches and services I am trained and licensed to provide:

Assessment:
ª Bio-Psycho-Social
ª Mental Health ñ DSM
ª Eating Disorder
ª Addiction
Client-centered Interpersonal Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Family Therapy
Narrative Therapy
Brief Therapies:
ª Strategic
ª Solution-Focused
ª Motivational Counselling
Hypnotherapy
Group Therapy:
ª Psychodynamic
ª Experiential
ª Psycho-educational