Clinical Counselling

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What is Clinical Counselling?

Clinical counselling can help individuals to improve their mental, emotional and physical health while encouraging positive relationships with self, others and the larger community. Counselling helps individuals to discover their own inner wisdom and strengths and can encourage deeper self-awareness, insight, shifts in perceptions, growth, transformation and connection. At the core of the counselling relationship between client and therapist is compassion, attunement, and empathy.

How many Sessions will I need?

Length of treatment varies according to the nature of the client’s difficulties. Depending on the individual and area of conflict, brief therapy can involve 6-10 sessions, whereas longer-term therapy may necessitate a longer period of therapy. Counselling begins with a thorough assessment, including assessing your goals and desired outcomes for therapy. Jasmine will work with you to design a treatment plan aimed at helping you achieve those goals.

Who is Jasmine McMurray M.A., R.C.C.?

Jasmine McMurray has a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Adler University, Vancouver Campus. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, and has over seven years’ experience providing support, supervision and counselling to a wide variety of individuals. Jasmine is also Adjunct Faculty at Adler University, Vancouver Campus

What is Jasmine McMurray’s Approach?

Jasmine’s counselling practice involves supporting individuals to gain a deeper insight into their feelings, emotions and behaviours, and she encourages individuals to make positive life changes that lead to a more fulfilling and purposeful life, improved relationships and better ways of understanding and coping with problems. Jasmine supports and celebrates her clients’ personal growth by providing an atmosphere of safety, trust and healing. She is known for her compassionate and non-judgmental style, and her ability to foster and facilitate change. Jasmine’s utilizes a unique blend of three complementary therapeutic modalities: Person-Centred, Adlerian Psychodynamic, and Sensorimotor Therapy (Mind-Body).

What types of Issues can I talk about?

In the first session Jasmine will discuss with you what your goals are for counselling and together you will decide if counselling with Jasmine is the best fit for your needs. Some common topics could be:

  • Questions about life’s purpose
  • Connecting with creative energy
  • Improving communication with other
  • Boundary setting
  • Regulating over-sensitivity
  • Embracing Introversion & Extroversion
  • Anxiety and Stress Management
  • Life transition such as becoming a parent, changing a job, or ending a relationship
  • Self-actualization and personal growth
  • Family of origin challenges
  • Depressed mood