Kate is an approved counsellor for the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP)
Dealing with stress? Anxiety? Fear? Anger?
Everybody could benefit from someone impartial to talk to. Kate does not judge people for the challenges they are dealing with. It can be difficult to manage daily life in this high-paced environment. Every one deals with stress, anxiety, fear, anger, and loneliness. Kate can offer you the tools to better manage the stress you find yourself in and replace unhealthy coping mechanisms with some that are more helpful.
EMDR will allow you to quickly process the memories that are not adaptively connected in your brain, draining any disturbance that has been caught in your nervous system. This way your past is no longer disturbing to you or effecting your present, It will also allow you to change your trajectory and change your future.
At Hard Knox, Kate helps you get rid of the thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that are unhelpful in your life while encouraging you to accept yourself, as well as those around you and the world you live in.
We all live according to a rulebook. The rules have come from many places, our parents, teachers, television. These rules are often for a good reason and maybe they were important at one time, maybe even kept us alive. Is it possible that these rules are not working for you anymore? Sometimes people continue to follow the same rules even after the rulebook is outdated. It is important to go through this book from time to time and update it by determining which rules are still working and which ones are not. What worked at age 7 may no longer work at age 15, or 25, or 50. Kate will facilitate this process for you and offer you the tools with which to do this for yourself in the future.
As you transition into the later seasons in life, your needs change as well. It may be difficult for some to deal with body and functional challenges. It is also a time of reflection. It is important to tell your story and to reflect upon choices in life. It is a time to pass on wisdom to the next generation.
It may also be a time of grief and loss for those who are dealing with the loss of loved ones and becoming more aware of their own mortality. Kate will listen and help you with these things during this season of life. She will also help you process painful memories if that is something you choose to do.
Being a teenage is a unique and difficult period of life. Our society is different now than it has ever been before. Teenagers are exposed to more outside influences and are in some ways better connected to the whole world. That being said, often families are less connected than ever. Families are becoming disconnected due to many factors including the economy, electronic devices, and so much more. In some ways, teenagers have more pressure than ever and in other ways, teenagers have less responsibilities than ever.
Bullying, cutting, violence, drugs, suicide, and gangs are at epidemic proportions in our society. Anger, anxiety, and depression have settled among our teens and adults alike. Kate is trained to work with all of these issues and more. Let her help you and your teenager navigate through this tumultuous time of life.