Our Philosophy of Counselling and Psychotherapy
We believe each person deserves to live the empowered life they want and deserve. We also understand that sometimes there are obstacles that prevent people from living this empowered life. With the right help, the quality of life can almost always be significantly improved, and in many cases the problem can be entirely eliminated.
Our philosophy of counselling therapy is informed by research based therapeutic modalities such as person centred therapy, humanistic therapies, mindfulness based therapies, EMDR therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, emotion focused therapy etc.
In other words, we take an eclectic approach to counselling therapy because we believe no one size fits all. This means that our work is tailored to Your unique needs and desires. It also means that we work form a non-judgmental, non-oppressive perspective, which means you are welcome to come just as you are today. It also means that we believe in non-discriminatory inclusivity.
Examples include but are certainly not limited to:
- We work hard to create a zero-shame environment for you, leaving you space to work on the issues that led to, and maintain, your unique struggles
- We work hard to create a space in therapy that feels comfortable and safe. To achieve this, we like to use some humour and make our time together as enjoyable as possible, as human as possible
- Your life, your goals: We believe adults set their own life and health goals. While we will gently challenge and encourage you towards healing and making changes to improve your well-being, we respect how far you wish to go with counselling and with making your desired life-changes. Our goal is to work towards your empowerment
Therapy at Empower Counselling Services
Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest of us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has hurdles to overcome at some point. Whether you struggle with PTSD, or complex PTSD, anxiety, self-esteem, issues around sexuality and/or gender identity, we are here to be by your side as you do this what can sometimes feel like exhausting work of growing, healing, changing.
You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, you will feel confident that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and becoming a healthier and more empowered You.
Health and Empowerment
At Empower Counselling Services our Winnipeg therapists are all about empowering people like you to make decisions about your life, health, and well-being. Through an empowerment lens, we work hard to help you heal, grow, achieve your goals, and make the changes you want to make in your life.
Diversity at Empower Counselling Services
Diversity is very important to us here at Empower Counselling Services. We strive to create an environment that feels safe and inclusive; an environment where you can grow in your empowerment over your needs, health, and well-being; an environment where diversity is welcomed and celebrated; an environment in which to do your work free of discrimination against gender, age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability/ability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, etc. As humans we all have preconceived notions, prejudices, and assumptions, but at Empower Counselling Services we work hard at growing in our awareness and then challenging our assumptions about people. So, welcome, just as you are today. Welcome to our space! Now, let's get you the empowerment you've had to wait for, for too long now!
“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult
as spending our lives running from it."