What is Ubuntu?
Welcome to Ubuntu Psychotherapy and Wellness. If you are new to the concept of “Ubuntu”, we want to start with our grounding philosophy and mission. Archbishop Desmond Tutu explained it best:
“A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, based from a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.”
(No Future Without Forgiveness, 1999)
We are therapists who are natural caregivers understanding on a personal level the toll that not feeling your best can take. We don't like to see suffering, mental or physical, and do what we have been trained to overcome it. We are always taking new clients and will respond to your request within 24 hours.
Trauma therapy acknowledges the emotional responses that can be experienced months and years following a traumatic event. It allows the client to safely process events while building strategies to cope with triggers or difficulties managing daily tasks and responsibilities.
Client Centred Therapy
Client Centred Therapy is a non-directive approach to talk therapy. It requires the client to actively take the reins during each session while the therapist acts mainly as a guide or source of support for the client.
Grief therapy is designed to help clients process and cope with a physical loss (ie. death) or sentimental loss (ie. moving to a new country). It acknowledges that grief and loss come in various forms and are experienced differently by each individual.
Existential Therapy is based on the model of human nature and experience. It focuses on concepts applicable to human existence including death, freedom, responsibility and the meaning of life.
Family Systems Therapy
Family System Therapy works with the family together to resolve a problem that directly affects one or more family members.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Helping our patients to developing coping strategies that help you deal with your stress by changing the way you approach the issue.
Using various forms of expressive means (art, music, poetry, etc.), children, teens, and adults are guided to express their thoughts and emotions in order to cope with a variety of mental health concerns.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
An evidence-based model of therapy that helps people learn and use new skills and strategies so that they can build lives they feel are worthy living.
Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)
EFT holds that emotions are connected to needs, and emotions are adaptive. If activated, they can help change problematic emotional states and interpersonal relationships.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
This type of therapy promotes psychological flexibility in order to align thoughts and behaviours with one’s values. Behaviour-change strategies and mindfulness are at the center of this therapy.