Psychotherapy in Barrie, Naomi
Family Doctors and Other Referrals Sources:
I have been an individual, couple, family and group counsellor working with many
patient populations and many categories of disorder. I work
predominantly with teenagers and adults including the elderly. I
am relatively new to the Barrie community and welcome the chance to
discuss my work with doctors, nurses, diabetes educators,
veterinarians, churches, synagogues, community groups and any groups
interested in learning about a service I provide, or wanting some
specific help or consultation for their social or professional
group. I am always happy to give relevant presentations.
Most of the work I do is talking to people and listening to them. Often
the most important component of this work isn't about me, it's about
what happens when people start to listen to themselves.
In looking at dreams, we can learn what lies beneath and beyond our
conscious understanding. For example, you may believe you have no
reason to be angry, but night after night you dream of violent
encounters. Or perhaps, consciously, you want to do exactly what
is expected of you. At night, the symbols in your dreams
may give you a completely different message and because they are your
dreams, only you know when an interpretation of them "clicks" and is
true for you. You are being given guidance but your unconscious,
not the beliefs of anyone else, is the source.
Working with art, either by chossing colours and symbols or by drawing
and painting, is another way for you to learn about what's happening
inside you without the filter of what you think should be
happening. It's almost like getting a chance to look at a colour
picture of what your thought and feelings are like at the exact
moment in which you are creating. it takes no artistic
talent, just some curiousity.
Working with music quietly breathing and allowing the music to guide
your thoughts and images can also be a non-invasive way of allowing you
to learn more about yourself. And making sound often allows you
to hear yourself when words won't work.