Amy welcomes all clients seeking personal understanding, support and change in their lives. She recognizes that happiness is not about disconnecting from the struggle but in embracing all emotions, accepting and acknowledging what is present and building personal resources to cope, adjust and build a life of meaning through valued daily actions.
Amy believes wellbeing is not a final destination, it’s more about how we relate to ourselves and others, along with how we choose to respond to various life events or experiences.
Working together we can build open curiosity to experiences both internal and external, gathering what is useful and responding with authenticity, resilience and integrity.
Amy has completed her Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) and uses an integrative science-based approach, focusing on Positive Psychotherapy (PPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) a form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) along with other modalities when deemed best suited to client needs. Amy works in collaboration with her clients to find the best approach for their working style and preference.
Positive psychotherapy (PPT) is a therapeutic approach based on the principles of positive psychology. PPT integrates symptoms with strengths, resources with risks, weaknesses with values, and hopes with regrets in order to understand the inherent complexities of human experiences in a way that is more balanced than the traditional deficit-oriented approach to psychotherapy.
Positive psychology is the scientific study of maximizing human potential for a rich and meaningful life, and ACT is a therapeutic model that fits underneath that umbrella. ACT is similar to it's acronym, it's about opening ourselves up to embrace our experiences with flexibility and self-compassion with a focus on how to take actions in alignment with our values.
Seeking authentic happiness is a creative process that requires curiosity and exploration. It is a byproduct of wellbeing, according to positive psychology.
We will work together to actively create opportunities to build happiness by focusing on values, emotions, a better quality of life, improved life satisfaction, and overall wellbeing.
Online therapy is done through encrypted video conferencing to offer the client a confidential space for sessions. Research shows virtual therapy is as effective as in-person therapy and offers additional benefits of having sessions from the comfort of your own space, without the need to travel. It also allows for increased safety during the Covid pandemic.
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