Nikkol believes understanding your human experience is the path towards healing. When we become more self-reflective towards our physical and emotional well-being, and learn how to authentically express ourselves, we are more capable of creating a vision of change in our life. When we envision change through thoughtful reflection of our quality of relationships, thoughts, behaviours, emotions, and belief system, we can then move towards creating a life that is congruent with our values. Nikkol strives to facilitate opportunities for you to reclaim your empowerment through evidence informed therapeutic offerings, in which you will cultivate a deeper understanding and sense of self.
“The Self is a constant act of Becoming”.
Each persons path towards healing and wellness is as unique and individual as their thumb print. For this reason, Nikkol uses an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from several healing modalities to help facilitate personal exploration and growth. In this process you are the expert in knowing what you need and she is a guide to help explore alternative perspectives in order for you to reconnect to your essence that creates your well-being.
Play Therapy is a combination of interactive playing, verbal interpretation, and storytelling to help a child communicate their experiences using toys and play as their words. As children’s language skills develop, they don’t always have the words to describe their feelings or thoughts. Play Therapy provides a safe environment to act out their emotional and cognitive experience in order to form a better understanding of and gain competency in managing their concerns.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a form of talk therapy that is an evidence-based treatment for addressing a wide range of mental health concerns most often related to anxiety and depression. CBT involves focusing on the interactions between our thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and behaviours to better understand our human experience and create change where needed.
Integrative Somatic Therapy Practice (ISTP)™ formally known as Mindfulness-Based Somatic Therapy (MBST®), founded and developed by psychotherapist Ratha Check, is an integrative mind-body-emotional approach for healing trauma and other life stressors. Aimed to enhance the body’s own capacity to self-regulate, experience self-efficacy, and build resilience. ISTP™ incorporates restorative yoga postures, mindfulness, breath work, and supportive touch through hands-on healing.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is an empirically supported therapy aimed at resolving interpersonal relationship challenges through the use of non-violent communication. IPT is based on the principal that relationships and life events impact the emotional well-being of an individual and that their internal state can also impact the quality of their relationships and life events.
Attachment-Based Therapy is a form of counselling that uses therapeutic interventions that are routed in Attachment Theory which focuses on the emotional bond and felt sense of security within interpersonal relationships. Attachment Theory explains how the relationship between primary caregivers and their children influences later bio-psycho-social development. These relationships can serve as a blue prints for our adult interaction as well as our relationship to ourselves.
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) in an approach to therapy that emphasizes the importance of a persons ability to identify, experience, understand, and manage their emotional self in order to authentically express who they are and share their uniqueness with others.
Areas of Practice
SELF-WORTH & SELF-ESTEEM
PREGNANCY & PRE/POSTPARTUM
GRIEF & LOSS
Essence of Self: Counselling and Wellness Services welcomes all individuals from a variety of different cultures, religions, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual and gender identity, and age. Everyone is unique with their own lived life experiences. Nikkol acknowledges diversity and practices within a culturally-informed framework.