PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING

Nelia DeAmaral Registered Psychotherapist

Life has many demands on us women.  Sometimes it’s  hard to feel like we are enough. 

Our counselling sessions can help you turn difficult life experiences, thoughts and feelings into an opportunity for personal growth. I help women gain wisdom & strength through life challenges such as stress related to work, family, relationships and life changes/transitions.

Nelia DeAmaral

REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Why counselling?

Most of us have a really good sense of when we “aren’t feeling like ourselves”. Maybe a life change, relationship challenge or overall stress has left you feeling lost or overwhelmed. Sometimes we are too mentally or physically exhausted to make things better – but we know we need to.

Maybe you have already tried everything, but you aren’t sure why you still feel this way.

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Why counselling?

Most of us have a really good sense of when we “aren’t feeling like ourselves”. Maybe a life change, relationship challenge or overall stress has left you feeling lost or overwhelmed. Sometimes we are too mentally or physically exhausted to make things better – but we know we need to.

Maybe you have already tried everything, but you aren’t sure why you still feel this way.

My unique approach to counselling:

Each session is a personalized blend of tools I’ve accumulated from over 20 years as a therapist. My unique counselling approach helps you figure out the changes you need to make to feel greater peace, joy & confidence.

I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. My favourite modalities include Emotion Focused Individual Therapy, Mindfulness-based therapies and solution focused therapy.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • 1 I don’t follow rigid, impersonal treatment plans. While I respect the theories and “rules” of therapy, I focus on you as a person, not a collection of symptoms.
  • 2 We take a personalized approach, that helps you feel like whole human, even before you achieve your goals.
  • 3 I gently guide our conversations in ways that are powerful and transforming, while respecting and collaborating with each client.
  • 4 I love talking about feelings and ideas, but I’m also extremely practical. I take great care to ensure that the time we spend together, translates into practical shifts in your life.
  • 5 Traditional psychotherapy can involve meeting for months or even years. My approach is different. Life is busy, and no one wants to feel anxious, overwhelmed or depressed for longer than they need to. We begin with our first session, and set goals/intentions, and look at ways to assess our progress. We work with careful awareness & precision. We set intentions & measure growth. We also talk about what kinds of things will help you progress in between our time together. After 3 to 4 sessions together we decide if we need to adapt our approach or if we are right on track! We also take this time to celebrate progress.

I believe struggles can be a doorway to becoming more whole – releasing behaviours & beliefs that no longer serve you, and discovering creative & meaningful ways to experience to greater connectedness & joy.

We can work together to help you…

  • Create better more satisfying relationships with your important people eg. family, partner & children, even if they aren’t up for therapy
  • Connect to a greater sense of well-being & peace, even if life is hard or overwhelming.
  • Improve confidence & self-acceptance. Move past old beliefs that you aren’t loveable, powerful, or good enough.
  • Gain tools to apply anytime you need them. You will learn to check in with yourself and adapt your thinking and choices to create more of what you want and need.
  • Integrate body mind & spirit to feel a greater sense of trust & flow in your life
  • Learn to ask for what you want & know that you are worthy. Feel more comfortable accepting help & letting go of control
  • Change through love & self acceptance. Find meaning in the challenges you are facing

It’s not always easy to reach out. How can I make it more comfortable for you to take a small step forward?

Let’s talk. Call me at 647-456-2229, email info@neliadeamaral.com to ask all of your questions, and see if this is the right fit for you.

RATES: $170 / session + HST. Sessions typically last 1 hour. May be covered by extended benefits. Tax receipts also provided