See below for more information regarding services focussed on couple relationships, anxiety, depression, and stress management.
Dr. Croft uses advanced cognitive-behavioural therapies (see "types of therapy" tab on this homepage) in a counselling relationship to help men, women and couples deal with challenges in their lives more effectively. They can turn surviving a crisis into an opportunity to thrive again. They can develop new knowledge, skills and strategies to cope with their stresses and emotions, so they can make the changes needed to reach their psychological health goals.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a well established mental health intervention used by psychologists. It involves helping clients to become more effective at managing the inter-relationships between their thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviour. It is particularly helpful when used to combat anxiety, depression, crisis and stress and to improve intimate relationships. Three examples of this type of therapy used by Dr. Croft are: Meta-Cognitive Therapy (MCT), EMDR Therapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy, which can be provided on their own or in some combination together.
Meta-Cognitive Therapy (MCT) helps clients learn to think more effectively when they face challenges. Clients often develop unhealthy patterns of excessive worry over potential future threats and rumination/brooding over past events. These general patterns are maintained by ineffective coping and harmful self-beliefs. By first becoming more aware of self-defeating inner conversations or negative images of oneself/others, clients can learn to coach themselves to counter-balance such distressing thoughts. A client’s anxious thoughts or panic may interfere with sleep, problem solving or work performance. Angry words may harm work, intimate, family or friend relationships. Motivation to make healthy changes may be inconsistent.
EMDR Therapy helps to accelerate the processes for a client to overcome disturbing events in their life and continue in a healthier direction. Clients may experience understandable and yet still difficult to manage trauma or distress, as a consequence of some recent crisis, e.g., an affair, accident, assault, etcetera. Clients may find that events and feelings that they believed were dealt with in the past, still unexpectedly cause problems. Dr. Croft helps such clients to learn how to let go and move forward, while becoming more effective at preventing or counter-balancing similar distress in the future.
Clinical Hypnotherapy uses a natural form of communication to focus a client's efforts on creating a new pathway to achieving their healthy goals. One practical foundation to this therapy involves relaxed breathing/muscles, creativity and positive suggestions, sometimes in conjunction with personally relevant and brief stories. Some examples of problems that Dr. Croft helps clients deal with involve sleeping, low self-esteem, depressive thoughts, panic and chronic pain.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
10339 - 106 Street, Edmonton
Suite #107 Inglewood Plaza,
24 Inglewood Drive, St. Albert
Both offices are wheelchair accessible, with convenient parking.
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