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“Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one’s being,
but by integration of the contraries.”― C. G. Jung
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  IFS Psychotherapy 
 








Access Your Innate Healing Ability, Achieve Inner Peace
Internal Family Systems

Steven Gestetner RP
Level three Certified IFS Therapist

Therapy Sessions

Are you in a relationship that was once joyful and easy and now has become unfulfilling? Because relationships are so integral to our happiness and sense of self , they can aggravate our longstanding insecurities and fears. 

Is the constant voice in your head critical and unforgiving? Trying to silence these inner dialogues can seem like an unending fight. Surprisingly, these parts  do not realize how they are damaging our well-being.

The word Trauma has become part of our everyday language. Yet we may not recognize when we have become changed by a traumatic experience or a series of repeated abuses.

Addiction is a multifaceted issue that deserves a compassionate and holistic approach.

A compassionate approach to addiction acknowledges that individuals are not defined by their addiction.

Masculinity/femininity can be be sources of joy and connection. Sometimes we can become stuck, anxious or confused about our sexual relationships, performance and needs. 

IFS Approach

IFS is an evidence-based model of psychotherapy that can be used to heal trauma, improve relationships, and create a more fulfilling life. It's natural to have different parts of our personality that direct our attention towards various goals and away from what they fear. When each part is hyper focused on their goal or fear avoidance, the larger system can be moved off balance. When we are able to compassionately soothe, give space to and support activated parts, we can help them to heal and become more flexible. Inner calm and emotional flexibility allow our innate healing and creative abilities to be freed up to do what they are designed to do in our lives. Once all our parts feel accepted and safe again, the energy that had been focused on avoidance can become available to pursue new goals or simply enjoy life as intended.

About me

I’ve been counselling for the better part of two decades, and am a registered Psychotherapist since 2018. My approach is interactive, warm, and accepting. It is my privilege to support and hold a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals and couples. When people are heard and respected, they can listen to  their inner wisdom and grow innate healing ability. It brings me joy to see my clients reconnecting with life and recapturing forgotten dreams. 
Being a supportive and caring sounding board for my clients has led to my clients feeling more grounded and less triggered by echoes of part traumas. When I am not working, I enjoy the company of my wife and children, hiking in nature and studying religious texts. 

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