Counselling and Therapy Services
Paula Newman has a diverse background and is skilled in working with individuals and couples. She uses a wide array of empirically supported approaches in her work including but not limited to MBCT, EMDR, T.E.A.M., Mindfulness, and CBT.
These approaches have been proven to be effective in a variety of studies, and are both safe and efficient.
MBCT combines mindfulness techniques like meditation and breathing with cognitive therapy to help break negative thought patterns and prevent relapse. MBCT teaches people to pay attention to the present moment, rather than worrying about the past or the future, and to let go of negative thoughts.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.
CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we feel and act. In turn, our actions can affect how we think and feel. The therapist and client work together in changing the client’s behaviours, or their thinking patterns, or both of these.