Specialized Counselling & Therapy Services
Darcy Bailey and Associates Counselling in Langley, BC
We are a team of highly skilled and trained professional counsellors.
These leading specialized counselling methods help you, your family or your child, achieve the goals you want.
OUR COUNSELLING TREATMENT METHODS INCLUDE
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one of the most utilized and researched therapy approaches. Research has proven its effectiveness for a wide range of problems. CBT focuses on changing your negative thoughts, often those you may not be aware of. When you replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts, your feelings and behaviour can change.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a form of CBT. It helps you identify your strengths and build on them so you can feel better about yourself and your life.
DBT focuses on negative thoughts, but also looks at how you relate to others in your life. As well, DBT explores the intensity of your emotional reactions to people and events in your life. It helps to reduce the intensity of your negative emotions, assisting in regulating them so that you can relate to people from a calmer state of being.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is one of the most well-researched and effective techniques for helping people resolve and heal difficult or traumatic events. These events include verbal, physical or sexual abuse in childhood or adulthood, witnessing a traumatic event, or being involved in an accident or natural disaster. People often have symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) when they have had any of these experiences. EMDR is highly effective at resolving symptoms of PTSD. EMDR can also be used to help resolve smaller, seemingly insignificant events that are causing problems in your life.
Art Therapy for Teens and Adults
Art Therapy is an expressive arts therapy tool used with people of all ages. It helps express emotions and thoughts that you may be unable to express in words. It also helps access unconscious feelings and thoughts that may be getting in the way of your life. Through the dialogue you have with your therapist during the process of art therapy, you or your child can heal on a very deep level.
Play Therapy & Art Therapy for Children
Play therapy is generally used with children between 2-12 years of age. Specialized toys and art techniques are utilized. These help children express themselves and resolve problems and traumas in a safe and non-intrusive way. We have a fully equipped play therapy room that children love.
Sand Tray Therapy for Children
Sand tray therapy is an expressive arts therapy used with children who are struggling with emotional, social, behavioural, or learning problems. Children use figurines and other objects to make “stories” in the sand. Like play and art therapy, sand tray therapy provides a safe way for children to express and work through their emotions, solve problems, and learn new skills.
Trauma-informed therapy is a specialized therapy that addresses the unique difficulties of recovering from traumatic events. Trauma-informed therapy may address the event itself, the lingering feelings and memories from the event as well as the impact of the trauma in your life, as often seen in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Rest assured, our therapists are trained to address these tender feelings in a safe and healthy space.
Couples / Marriage
Relationships change over time. When these changes lead to conflict and tension, a relationship becomes unhealthy or even dangerous. Couples and marriage counselling address this tension as it unfolds or before it unravels. This type of therapy also addresses issues before they arise, offering a safe and healthy space to re-invest yourself in the relationship.
Couples and marriage therapy supports the relationship by strengthening the relationship dynamics, communication, connection, love, and intimacy.
Children can benefit greatly from therapy, just as adults can. While therapy can work on developing skills like communication skills and healthy coping mechanisms, child counselling also takes a bit of the pressure off parents, especially during a crisis or difficult times.
Teenage years are challenging. Teen counselling addresses the specific issues that tend to arise in those teenage years. Generally, teen counselling helps develop healthy communication skills, emotional processing and regulation, and safe coping mechanisms.
Teen counselling can help ensure your child or children reach their potential, even though the greatest crisis.
Parent counselling addresses a variety of common and uncommon concerns parents have regarding their child, teen, or other family members. Parent counselling builds on the strengths you have as a parent while guiding you through the parts of parenting that are challenging.
Parent counselling is a resource that helps you gain confidence and communication skills, while also reassuring you that you’re not alone.
Family counselling works with the strengths in your family, looking at the roles that each person plays. The tension points are addressed through conflict resolution, enhanced communication, improved closeness, and strengthened connections to help families thrive.
Family counselling may be used alone or together with individual, one-on-one sessions to help keep familial relationships strong while also addressing an individual’s concerns.
Individual Adult Counselling
Individual adult counselling centres on an adult and a therapist working collaboratively to generate positive change in a variety of areas. Adult counselling can focus on a number of individual concerns, including feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression.
Our therapists work with our patients to identify where and what they’d like to work on improving and generating the change for in their life. At its core, individual adult counselling focuses on creating a safe and respectful place to work through life’s problems and concerns.
Solution-focused therapy, or solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), is a type of therapy that prioritizes your future and your goals. This type of therapy concentrates on moving forward, using your current strengths and future hopes.
Our therapists can use solution-focused therapy alone or in combination with another form of therapy to ensure you get the most out of counselling.