Consultations Update for Covid-19

As a health service, it is important that Kalinda Wellbeing Centre continues to operate as long as possible and hopefully without too much disruption.  In order to do this, we all need to work together to ensure that we are not contributing to the spread of the virus. Important information for our clients: Your therapist […]

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What are the symptoms of a mental illness?

If a friend or loved one doesn’t seem themselves, how do you spot the difference between a bad mood and something more serious? Drinking too much, being a party pooper, crying all the time or any other ongoing, significant change in a person’s behaviours, thoughts or feelings could be tell-tale signs of a mental illness. […]

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What is Motivational Interviewing?

The main idea of motivational interviewing is to purposefully create a conversation around change, without attempting to convince the person of the need to change or instructing them about how to change. Motivational interviewing is a therapeutic approach that was originally developed in the alcohol and other drug field by William Miller and Stephen Rollnick […]

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What is Emotion Focused Therapy?

PEEFT or more commonly referred to as Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) integrates experiential perspectives, cognitive science, existential thought and contemporary emotion theory.  It develops emotional intelligence, integrates experience and offers restructuring and transformation. PEEFT was developed by Les Greenberg, Laura Rice and Robert Elliot in the 1980’s. The quality of the client-therapist relationship was emphasised […]

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What is Family Therapy?

Family Therapy – or to give it its full title, Family and Systemic Psychotherapy – helps people in a close relationship help each other. It enables family members, couples and others who care about each other to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s […]

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What is Couple Therapy?

From: Couple Therapy: An information guide (© 1999 CAMH) Couple therapy is a means of resolving problems and conflicts that couples have not been able to handle effectively on their own. It involves both partners sitting down with a trained professional to discuss their thoughts and feelings. The aim is to help them gain a […]

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What is EMDR therapy?

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 therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed […]

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What is Schema Therapy?

Schema Therapy (or more properly, Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy)is an integrative approach to treatment that combines the best aspects of cognitive-behavioral, experiential, interpersonal and psychoanalytic therapies into one unified model. Schema-Focused Therapy has shown remarkable results in helping people to change negative (“maladaptive”) patterns which they have lived with for a long time, even when other […]

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What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It’s most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems. How CBT works CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are […]

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What is Play Therapy?

Child Centered Play Therapy is a deeply respectful, heartful and effective form of counseling and psychotherapy for children from 2-10 year old.  It is a humanistic Play Therapy modality that provides wonderful opportunities for early intervention with children. Child Centered Play Therapy fosters the child’s innate potential and encourages the unique development and emotional growth of […]

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