Our Approach

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Syngergy Counselling Kamloops

The Right Fit

We individualize our treatment to fit with the unique needs of each client, offering the most effective and evidence-based therapy. Our collective trainings include current modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Expressive Play, Narrative, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Satir Family, Solution-Focused, Dialectical Behaviour (DBT), Self-Regulation (SRT), Gottman Couples Counselling, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness Therapies. In response to the new Family Law Act, our team continues to work toward a multi-disciplinary / collaborative approach to keeping separating and divorcing families out of the court system. We offer two therapists currently approved by the BC Hear the Child Society to provide non-evaluative “Hear the Child Reports”.

It takes courage… to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain on unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives

– Marian Williamson

Modalities Explained

The simple idea behind this well researched therapeutic modality is that our thoughts affect how we feel and, in turn, how we behave. This means that negative thinking leads to negative emotions, such as anxiety and sadness. These states of mind… [read more]

Talk therapy is facilitated exploration through discussion and play therapy is facilitated exploration through play. Children’s main method of communication is through play. In the play therapy interactions and space (similarly to the talk therapy space)… [read more]

Narrative therapy was created as a non-pathologizing, empowering, and collaborative form of therapy. It is an approach to counselling and community work that recognizes that people possess natural competencies, abilities, skills, and expertise that can help guide… [read more]

Interpersonal Psychotherapy is a short-term evidence-based treatment with a foundation in Attachment Theory. The premise behind IPT is that human beings are social creatures and when affected… [read more]

Satir Therapy is based on the work of visionary family therapist Virginia Satir (1916-1988). Her therapy is described as transformational in nature due to it focus on reconnecting families, couples, or individuals with… [read more]

Just as the name suggests, Solution Focused Therapy, an evidence-based brief therapy approach, is a goal driven talk therapy oriented to the present and future. In using Solution Focused Therapy a therapist would work collaboratively with an individual… [read more]

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is based on the work of Marsha Linehan. It is a therapy modality that was designed to decrease unhealthy coping behaviours such as self-harm, suicidal thinking and substance abuse… [read more]

This method can be used to treat traumas such as motor vehicle accidents, falls, violence, assaults and/or workplace injuries. It can also be effective in treating anxiety, mood disorders, phobias, and other… [read more]

Tired of constantly fighting with your partner? Feel that something has to change in order for you to stay in your relationship? You’re not alone. As separation rates remain high, more and more couples are making the decision to… [read more]

A common aspect to all healthy change is ambivalence, both wanting to make the change and yet still seeing reasons for maintaining old behaviours. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based counselling approach particularly suited for helping… [read more]

An exciting approach that is gaining momentum and acceptance in Western counselling approaches is mindfulness. Mindfulness is the act of paying attention to one’s mental, emotional, and physical experiences in a nonjudgmental… [read more]

EMDR is a form of psychotherapy that has been widely used and researched for the treatment of psychological trauma, and other similar struggles, such as a specific phobia. Detailed information… [read more]

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