Judith Beale, M.A.
Registered Vancouver Psychologist C.P.B.C. 1612
Psychotherapy and Counselling for
Individuals and Couples
Looking for the right Registered Psychologist in Vancouver for you? I have provided Psychotherapy and Counselling for Individuals and Couples with postive outcomes to hundreds of men and women over the past two decades. I am fully licensed for private practise with the College of Psychologists of B.C. My website will guide new clients through the initial contact and assesment sessions; describe my expertise and the way I work with individuals and couples; and provide a sense of who I am - both as a psychologist and a person. Many components of psychotherapy contribute to lasting positive changes - not least of which is the strength of the connection and trust formed between therapist and client. It is essential to choose the right psycholologist to work with.
People often come to my my practice in Kitsilano Vancouver B.C. with some experience of disconnection and confusion within themselves or with regard to their relationships. Perhaps an event or development has led to doubts and uncertainties about what to feel; what to think; how to express or relate to another or simply how to "BE".
Problems We Address
Many people identify their problems with these well used terms and mental health labels:
intimacy problems . infidelity . relationship conflicts
Together clients and I discover so much more about these problems when not restricted to terms or labels. In plain English again and again people say things like:
- • I don't know myself anymore
- • My spouse and I are strangers to each other
- • I can't open up
- • I feel like I'm falling apart
- • I'm afraid of and avoid conflict situations
- • I can't stand up for myself
Positive Changes We Strive For
In addition to moving beyond painful problems and repetitive disappointing patterns, therapy can contribute to the emergence of something new that coheres and unifies one's sense of self and relationships.
Registered Psychologists, Counsellors and Therapists in Vancouver offer a variety of approaches to these problems and concerns. My work is grounded in a Relational and Psychodynamic Approach. I frequently integrate other well- established approaches to best address the unique needs of each individual or couple. See link to Biography & Treatment Approaches
We work together to develop new connections and discoveries within one's self and relevant relationships. I have heard many descriptions of positive outcomes in my work and although varied and unique for each person - some general themes include:
- • Feeling like a weight has been lifted
- • Able to breathe easier
- • Wanting to get on with life again
- • Being excited about the future
- • Feeling more solid
- • Enjoying being around people again
- • A sense of clarity and purpose to one's life
Many clients leave therapy with an experience of coherence and a greater tolerance for disruptions in life. They don't fall to pieces so easily. They may not be as fearful to explore and enter new situations. They may experience for the first time:
passion . creativity . optimism . trust . safety
Given the uniqueness of every individual, couple and myself as therapist, these outcomes are possibilities and not guarantees. I invite you to contact me for an appointment or to discuss your situation privately and confidentially.