Philosophical Counselling relies on solid counselling and therapeutic practices, however where it is exceptional is in adding Philosophy and theory that is tailored to you and that you can apply to your life right now.
What You Really Need to Know
What you have read thus far might sound like a lot of academic jargon but what it really means is simply that if you are looking for a means to improve your quality of life and functioning, what you really need to know is that Philosophical Counselling works! Have a look at some of the testimonials on our website.
It works because it honours where you are coming from and because there are not formulaic response to the challenges being faced. Rather, I assess with you your intellectual and emotional gifts, and we set a course of action together that reflects you and where you are at.
I don’t believe in hierarchical therapy. I am not a therapist who needs to tell you what to do because I know best. While I do have a lot of clinical experience and an exceptional amount of training and modalities from which to draw, I think because I know my discipline and practice well, I can be free enough to meet you in the places from which you are coming- because, really, it is all about you!
Philosophical Counselling relies on solid counselling and therapeutic practices, however where it is exceptional is in adding Philosophy and theory that is tailored to you and that you can apply to your life right now. Clients tell me what they find exciting is the way their minds and spirits expand when theory and thinking is seen to be relevant to them.
Often in life we become numb to the beauty of daily living, we become reactors. We stop thinking and authentically feeling (that means knowing our feelings and trusting them.) It’s true that society tends to condition us to be automatons; we’re better workers when we just follow the path of various social forces. But that’s only half-living. I believe that we are more fully human when we act with intention that reflects the true and inner aspects of our selves. In Philosophical Counselling the mind and spirit are re-invigorated, sometimes by transformational body-work and sometimes by way of talk therapy. In many instances the experience can be explained metaphorically in this way: the intellect draws a new outline or perimeter for the psyche and emotional self to grow into. This description doesn’t mean that the process is only about the mind, because in truth, and in so many ways, the mind and body are one — at least the very minimal we can say about the relationships between mind and body is that they are significantly connected. Many great teachers will tell you that there is infinite wisdom in the body, so we use the mind and body both to accelerate change and growth.
I would love to show you how this approach is relevant to your life. Contact me or call (416) 593-1075.