Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Sarah Downing, RP (Qualifying), MA
Are you seeking support to work through distress, navigate life changes, develop coping strategies, explore goals, build positive mental health habits, or increase your understanding of self and others? Whether you have experience with therapy or are trying therapy for the first time, Yellow Gazebo Natural Health Care is a space that enables us to join forces.
Areas of Focus:
• Stress Management
• Expression of Anger
• Low Self-Esteem
• Relationship Issues
• Work or School Difficulties
• Family Conflict
• Grief or Loss
• Acquired Brain Injury & Disabilities
• Substance Use
Helping others has always made me feel an immense amount of joy. I am passionate about psychotherapy because I believe it provides an avenue for self-growth and opportunity to enhance quality of life. It is my goal to help others achieve what they need or want in order to reach their fullest potential. My approach is client-centred, trauma-informed, non-judgmental, collaborative, strengths-based, goal-oriented, and catered to individual needs.
It is essential for me to actively engage in anti-oppressive practice and be conscious of people’s unique lived experiences. I am anchored to utilizing cognitive-behavioural based interventions, drawing from various modalities such as Cognitive and Dialectical Behaviour Therapies, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, etc. I want to establish meaningful rapport, promote a sense of connection, and create a safe space for sharing.
In addition to being dedicated to psychotherapy, I am currently a Behaviour Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with adults living with the effects of brain injury. Outside of my career, I enjoy physical activity, all sports, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
I am available on most weekday evenings and offer a free 20-minute phone consultation. Please contact me for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s connect!