SOLUTION FOCUSED THERAPY
Solution Focused Therapy is practiced in Kitchener-Waterloo, Milton, Oakville, London and the surrounding areas. Anchoridge Counselling takes pride in the therapy practice offered to help clients with individual needs.
Many traditional forms of therapy analyze problems by taking a deep dive into past experiences, whereas Solution Focused Therapy does not dwell on the details of why or how things came to be, but addresses the here-and-now, concentrating on present-day solutions. This approach identifies and builds on the strengths and capabilities that the individual already has.
Solution Focused Therapy follows the thinking that nearly everyone can be motivated to find solutions. By helping people focus on what is working, it theorizes that small, positive changes could produce a ripple effect.
The therapist helps the individual work to identify what the goals are, to envision what their life will look like when their goals have been accomplished - or when their problems have diminished to the point whereby they are no longer a serious issue - and what aspects of their goals are already being achieved to some extent.
One of the most important strategies with this method is known as the "miracle questions". Intended to open lines of creative thinking, an individual asked,
"If a miracle occurred while you were sleeping, what changes would you notice in your life when you woke up?"
This helps an individual see a future in which they are not being held back by presenting issues, and in which they are able to work steadily towards their goals. The act of identifying strengths, resources, personal qualities, and networks around them is empowering, in and of itself. Additionally, it reinforces the idea that the future is something that we can create and that individuals are not determined by their pasts.
Anyone who is having difficulty living a healthy and happy life because of their circumstances or mental health can benefit from Individual Counselling.