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Counselling & EMDR in Victoria BC

change your life

Counselling and EMDR therapy are proven ways to help you understand yourself better and make the changes you need to live well. You’ll learn skills to reduce stress and anxiety, recover from traumas that are holding you back, improve your relationships and move forward with renewed purpose and confidence.

WHAT I DO

In-depth and personal

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING

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I work with adults one-to-one. This allows us to develop the strong therapeutic relationship and trust needed to go deep and work on creating change from the inside-out. Connecting to your strengths and values, challenging the beliefs and behaviours that no longer serve you, and living with integrity will transform your life and your relationships with others. It takes courage and I'm there to support you along the way.

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EMDR THERAPY

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Do you have the sense that your current problems have a lot to do with what happened in the past? Or maybe a recent event, like an accident, assault or injury, has left you with persistent feelings of fear or tension?  I have advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a powerful therapy that gets to the root of the problem, helps you recover from the past and move forward in the present.

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who I am

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TRUSTED

You can count on me to care. My approach is supportive, practical and focused on your needs and goals. I have 14 years' experience as a clinical counsellor and supervisor and a diverse background working in government, business and education. 

SPECIALIZED

I have extensive training and experience helping people to recover from post-traumatic stress disorder related to interpersonal, occupational and accidental trauma. I also specialize in working with anxiety, depression and the impacts of shame.

EFFECTIVE

My counselling approach is based on what works, according to scientific research, experience and feedback from clients. I have a special interest in neuroscience and the use of therapy to support the brain's tremendous healing potential. 

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HOW I HELP

I CAN HELP YOU:

  • Overcome fears and anxiety
  • Move through depression
  • Recover from traumatizing events, such as abuse, neglect, assaults, health issues, motor vehicle accidents, natural/human-made disasters and occupational stress injuries 
  • Work through shame and guilt
  • Improve self-care
  • Process grief and loss
  • Improve relationships 
  • Restore confidence and self-esteem
  • Reduce stress and recover from burnout
  • Navigate life transitions

TYPES OF THERAPY

There are many types of counselling therapy. I use an integrative approach that draws from the following:

- EMDR Therapy

- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

- Solution-Focused Therapy

- Mindfulness-Based Therapies

- Humanistic Therapy

- Attachment Theory

- Ego-State Therapy

- Internal Family Systems


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Identify your needs

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What are your issues and concerns?

What are your goals? What changes would you like to see in your life? 


Book a time

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Send me a message or call me at 

250-294-1067. I'll meet with you as soon as possible.

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Meet me

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Learn about my approach, ask questions, see if you feel comfortable with me. No pressure to commit.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

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A designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

EMDR Therapist

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Member, EMDR Canada and 

EMDR International Association

First Responder Health Clinician

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Approved service provider for the BC Professional Firefighters Association

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Take the first step

Please contact me to book a free consultation.

Manuela Bizzotto, MSc, RCC

1080 Meares Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3J6

(250) 294-1067

Hours

Monday to Friday

By appointment only

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