Joyce Musekiwa, MA
I believe that life comes with a myriad of experiences, some of which can be painful, confusing and devastating. Sometimes we encounter situations that seem impossible to overcome. It may be difficult to confide in others for fear of judgement or loss of approval. Sometimes we find it difficult to be vulnerable because we fear that others may not understand us or that they may not be equipped to provide us with the support we need. I believe that we do not have to accept that painful experiences and regretful choices of the past define us and our future. I believe that therapy can help us find the clarity and insight that is needed to obtain a better understanding of ourselves and our experiences as well as heal us. I believe that the first stage of healing begins with that first call to seek therapy.
I draw upon several theoretical orientations, the primary ones being Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Transactional Analysis Therapy (TAT), Gestalt Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I am also trained in EMDR Therapy, a therapy that has been found to be effective for trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These approaches are grounded in research and have been found to be effective in creating positive results in therapy.
I take the time to listen and understand my clients and their experiences and formulate a treatment plan that works best and is specific to their unique needs as individuals. I ensure that I remain up-to-date with new and current research so that my clients have access to the best treatments to ensure and maintain high standards of service for my clients. I provide individual counselling in a wide variety of areas which include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, life crisis, abuse, grief. I also support adult survivors of adverse childhood experiences and suicide loss survivors.