Counselling, Psychotherapy and Reduced Fees Services

Ottawa, Ontario 343-887-5222

Therapeutic Approach

Therapeutic Approach

At Centretown Psychotherapy, generally speaking, we tend to offer a client-centered approach to our psychotherapy and counselling services. Client-centered therapy is a more non-directive form of talk therapy which allows and encourages the client to lead the conversation. We trust that the psyche will take us where we need to go. We also believe that you have the innate ability to overcome your problems and reach your full potential. Our role is to provide you with a supportive and non-judgmental environment where you can explore and better understand your own thoughts and feelings. We actively listen and reflect back your thoughts and feelings, and encourage you to trust your own inner wisdom.

We accept all clients just as they are and provide support and care no matter what you are going through. Additionally, we are always genuine with you and will offer you empathetic understanding. By reflecting your thoughts and feelings back to you, we develop our therapeutic connection—which is vital for positive outcomes in therapy– and we both learn more about you.

Our approach allows you to gain insight into your own experiences and to make positive changes in your life. Client-centered therapy has been found to be effective in treating a wide range of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Additionally, it allows you to feel heard, understood, and valued which fosters emotional healing as well as greater self-awareness and self-esteem.

Joanna’s Therapeutic Approach

Joanna’s therapeutic approach is gentle, compassionate and empathic. It centers on open communication and the creation of a strong therapeutic bond. In her work, Joanna applies valuable psychotherapeutic theories, principles and interventions and guides her clients toward self-discovery. She does this by facilitating meaningful dialogue and exploration in sessions. Subsequently, her clients achieve greater control over their lives, relief from emotional distress and improved self-esteem.

In addition, Joanna’s therapeutic orientation and work is informed by psychodynamic theories and principles. She helps her clients to recognize unmet developmental needs, suppressed feelings and ineffective patterns of coping. She also assists her clients in understanding the ways that past experiences inform their current personal difficulties. This new knowledge leads clients to realize new, more satisfying ways for meeting their emotional needs, solving problems, coping with life’s challenges, and living. They also learn how to treat themselves with more love and fairness as well as the value of attending to their own needs and emotions.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like further information about our therapeutic approach.