About Lotus Therapy

Healing Through Self-Compassion

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Welcome to Lotus Therapy & Counselling Centre

At Lotus Therapy & Counselling Centre, we believe that therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of and indicator for successful therapy treatment and healing. We place high value on compassion, authenticity, and the healing power of connection and belonging. 

We believe that self-compassion is an incredibly powerful tool for healing. An attitude of kindness can be cultivated by simply being in the presence of a therapist who is caring and kind. Learning about the way the nervous system works and the physiological and psychological effects of trauma, help us develop self-compassion by realizing that our struggles are not intentional, but can be explained in scientific terms. Therapy can provide the space for clients to connect with their deeper selves and self-compassion naturally arises when we are able to view ourselves more clearly.

Our Values

Inclusive and Empathetic

We welcome people from all backgrounds, especially LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC communities, ensuring a space where everyone feels seen, valued, and understood. Our commitment to inclusivity is reinforced through ongoing professional training, accessible facilities, and tailored support services.

The Healing Power of Connection

We recognize that the roots of pain and the potential for healing are often found within relationships. Our journey together is dedicated to bridging the gap of isolation, offering transformative experiences that mend the spirit through shared understanding and empathy.

Believing in Your Healing Potential

We believe in the incredible power of self-healing. By partnering with you to reframe narratives of pain and shame, we empower you to tap into your innate wisdom and resources, reminding you that your past does not define your future.

Holistic Integration

Our methods extend beyond conventional talk therapy, reaching the very foundations of trauma by engaging the brain, body, and nervous system. This holistic approach allows for the treatment of core issues, tailored to each individual's unique needs.

Trauma-Informed Care

Recognizing the logic in your survival strategies, we incorporate safety, predictability, and choice into our therapeutic practices. We utilize evidence-based, trauma-informed techniques such as EMDR and somatic experiencing to help you process and heal from traumatic experiences.

Authenticity

We walk our talk, living our core values authentically, both personally and professionally. We create a non-judgmental and accepting environment that allows for authentic expression, fostering a deeper level of trust, vulnerability, and ultimately, healing.

Cultivating Self-Compassion

Central to our philosophy is the transformative power of self-compassion. In the nurturing presence of our caring therapists, you'll find the space to cultivate an attitude of self-kindness, realizing that your struggles are understandable responses that can be addressed with empathy.

Empathetic Attunement & Curiosity

The experience of having someone truly understand and connect with your emotional state can be profoundly healing. We encourage and guide you to maintain a sense of curiosity outside of therapy sessions, promoting ongoing self-discovery and personal growth.

Nurturing Emotional Resilience

We prioritize the development of emotional regulation skills, guiding you to mindfully acknowledge and navigate your emotions. As you develop these skills, you'll find that you're better equipped to handle life's challenges, leading to increased well-being and life satisfaction.

 

For many of us, having someone actively attune to and track our states and feelings is a new experience and one that is critical to healing. This way emotional experiences can be linked to feelings of safety and connection. It also changes the way we relate to ourselves and our feelings and help us approach difficult emotions with more curiosity and compassion. When others treat us with care and compassion, it helps us relate to ourselves in positive ways as well.

Lotus Therapy & counselling Centre provides clients with an opportunity to improve emotional regulation skills by helping them become aware of their emotions (by slowing down and mindfully observe their experiences) and then moving through them without becoming dysregulated by them.

In the face of strong feelings, the therapist’s presence and ability to stay regulated can help clients to pace, ground, and contain their experience. This helps our brain learn how to “ride the wave” of emotion and the more we practice it the more our body knows how to stay on top of the wave without thinking. For people who did not have positive experiences of being regulated by their caretakers, it may be more difficult to effectively use others when dysregulation occurs.

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We believe that we are wired for growth, for healing, and for self-righting. When circumstances are right, we move toward growth and healing. At lotus Therapy, our mission is to provide you with a safe and non-judgmental space where you can harness your healing potential and be reminded that your past does not define you, but it can be the springboard to new and surprising growth.

Why Did We Choose Lotus As Our Name?

Like the lotus rising from muddy waters, let your struggles be the foundation for your growth and beauty

The lotus flower emerges and feeds on the mud and when it blooms, it rises up out of the mud. It is a perfect analogy for the human mind, as we have the ability to transcend and overcome great adversity. If mud didn’t exist, neither would the lotus.

At Lotus Therapy & Counselling Centre, we believe every client has an inherent resilient nature and capacity to heal. We offer psychotherapy and counselling services tailored to your individual needs. If you are ready to start your healing journey, contact us or book an appointment with one of our therapists. We look forward to hearing from you.

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