Farah is a registered psychotherapist and holds master’s degrees in psychotherapy as well as in education & business administration. She trained as a psychotherapist & counsellor in Melbourne and as an educator in the US. Farah has more than 5 years experience in the mental health field. She is also currently in her 5th year of training in Gestalt Therapy at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto.
My therapy is basically an invitation to you to work with me in a supportive, caring and non-judgmental environment so that you can connect at a deeper level with your true and authentic being. This, according to Rollo May, “always involves the search for our values and purposes” because without “values there would be only barren despair.”
I believe that principles of respect, care and knowing are of fundamental importance when we try to support someone who is trying to make a change, realize their abilities, and connect with their own uniqueness and individuality. Helping you feel safe will be an essential part of our therapy work together so that you can share and tell your truth. Telling your truth can help you become more curious about your anxiety, fear, shame, despair, loneliness, powerlessness, meaninglessness or any experience or emotion that feels difficult.
I am trained in a wide range of therapeutic modalities and some of my preferred treatment approaches are: Existential Humanistic Psychotherapy, Relational Gestalt, Emotion Focused Therapy, Trauma Therapy – Loss and Grief & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Areas of focus:
- Trauma & PTSD
- Relationship Issues
- Coping Skills
- Self Esteem
- Loss and Grief
- Immigration and Identity
- Self-acceptance and Dealing with the Inner Critic
- Autonomy Issues (particularly within relationships)