As a therapeutic approach, Shamira works from a collaboration of emotion focused therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy. She also incorporates techniques from a mindfulness perspective. Shamira provides counselling and psycho-therapeutic services to individual adults with a particular focus on anxiety, depression, body image, self esteem, interpersonal issues (including relationships), life changes and multicultural counselling. Shamira is supervised by Carol Milstone; and as such, all or a portion of your fees may be covered by extended insurance.
Shamira incorporates many different modalities in her practice while working with clients:
Each of these modalities has its strengths, and will be used/incorporated accordingly.
Individual therapy involves one-on-one sessions with the therapist and the individual. Issues can include, but are not limited to, areas such as stress, anxiety, depression, identity, self-esteem/confidence, shame, guilt, past experiences and trauma. The aim of individual therapy is to establish your goals and work towards those by exploring the factors that may be impacting and contributing to the issues. Therapy is done in a confidential and safe environment, free of any judgment where you can feel safe to delve into your thoughts and feelings.
Perinatal counselling is aimed at supporting mothers, fathers, couples and families experiencing some form of pregnancy-related distress. This can include working with parents on issues such as dealing with infertility and miscarriage, birthing trauma, isolation, self confidence, anxiety, renewing a sense of identity as a parent, navigating career transitions, and recognizing and addressing post-partum depression and anxiety.
There can be many benefits to engaging in a counselling process. Counselling provides the opportunity for you to explore any situations, relationships, behaviours, thoughts or feelings that may be causing difficulty in your life, and offers support during a crisis or a challenging, difficult time. It can also provide you the space to gain deeper awareness and insight into yourself and others and develop better ways of understanding and coping with problems or challenges. Better communication within relationships can be a benefit of the counselling process.
A graduate of Saint Paul University’s School of Counselling, Spirituality, & Psychotherapy, Shamira has a special interest in helping individuals develop self compassion. She views psychotherapy as a safe, non-judgmental space where her role is to act as a guide and support for her clients. Shamira has a background in conflict resolution studies and experience with negotiation and mediation between couples, friends, professional colleagues, sports teams and other groups.
|Therapy and Counselling |
|Client No-Show Fee||50.00|
|Monday||10:00am – 2:30pm|
|Thursday||3:00pm - 8:00pm|