Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) practised in Kitchener-Waterloo, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville, and the surrounding areas, Anchoridge Counselling takes pride in the therapy practice offered to help clients with individual needs.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), is a new form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which focuses on exploring who and what is important to us (values), and what kind of life we'd like to be living (goals). When we move towards this, though, we may find that challenging thoughts or feelings show up that get in the way and, instead, we may behave in ways that actually take us away from our values and goals.
The ACT approach is to notice what thoughts and feelings are showing up and to make room for them with curiosity, openness, and acceptance. Instead of spending energy on struggling with thoughts and feelings, we're more able to take committed action towards what matters to us and, therefore, live a life that's more rich and meaningful. Research shows that ACT can be helpful for a variety of concerns such as stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, chronic pain, or life transitions.
Our goal is to connect you with the right mental health professional who will strive to empower you to reach a breakthrough within six to eight sessions. At Anchoridge, we know the value of giving compassionate, qualified counsellors the chance to work with the population they know best.