My name is Cecelia and I'm a registered social worker in private practice, working primarily with individuals, children and families that encounter emotional, behavioral and/or relationship challenges. These include marital problems; family conflicts; depression and/or anxiety; bullying and isolation. Children and adolescents make up the majority of my practice, although I do also work with many young people who are either targeted by or exhibiting bullying behaviors. Building self confidence is of paramount importance.
My main focus is trauma counselling through the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapy. EMDR therapy is used to assist people who suffer from anxiety, panic, depression, eating disorders, complex grief and many other emotional problems. For many people, accessing disturbing experiences can be very difficult and processing can become restricted or blocked. In EMDR therapy, phases are used by introducing material from other approaches to "jump-start" blocked processing. I also assist families that are undergoing fertility treatment as this can often be a very stressful time for the couple by providing a safe environment where by individuals are able to express themselves openly.