Emotion-focused therapy (EFT) is a therapeutic approach based on the belief that our emotions are related and fundamental to our identity. Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) describes EFT as motion or animation:

Emotionally focused therapy is based on the belief that our emotions influence our thoughts and the choices we make. Emotions are like the word ‘E-motion’. Emotions animate, direct and energize our behaviour.

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EFT also assumes that if you lack awareness of your emotions or are avoidant of emotions that feel hurtful or uncomfortable, it is a significant disadvantage when you cannot access important information that comes from these emotions.  

This disadvantage is highlighted in relationships, where emotions always play a significant role.  In EFT there are discussions of primary and secondary emotions.  

Secondary emotions are emotions about emotions; for example, feeling ashamed of crying because of grief or afraid of feeling angry is a secondary emotion. 

Unless the primary emotion is addressed, the secondary emotion will not be resolved. EFT has led the way in many very important studies about the importance and value of emotions in our lives and how working at effectively attuning, tracking and processing emotions can help lead to a resolution of unpleasant and intrusive emotional experiences. 

In therapy, Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) will listen to you with a compassionate, receptive, accepting, non-judgmental approach. Dr. Dadson then reflects with questioning for you, in order to help you better understand your emotions.

Dr. Michael Dadson will support you with a variety of emotional coaching methods to guide you in the development and use of healthy emotions in your day-to-day life. During your counseling sessions with Dr. Mike Dadson, he will focus on helping you with goals that may  include learning:

Dr. Michael Dadson is qualified in EFT and can help you with a wide range of issues. Dr. Mike Dadson will help you to become more in touch with  your emotions to reduce the negative impacts formed by emotions that are maladaptive, enabling you to become more capable of coping in your everyday life.


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Emotion Focused Therapy

American Psychological Association

Introducing Compassion-Focused therapy

| P. Gilbert (January 2018) | Advances in Psychiatric Treatment | Volume 5, Issue 13 P.199-208 | doi.org/10.1192/apt.bp.107.005264

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Dr. Michael Dadson’s counselling session is $175/hr taxes included (50 minute hour).

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Individual sessions-$120/hr plus taxes (50 minute hour) 

Couples session rates are $175/hr plus taxes (50 minute hour)

Dr. Michael Dadson continues to help a full range of diverse individuals, couples, and families overcome stress, depression, anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, dissociative disorders, adjustment issues and developmental attachment injuries. Dr. Dadson’s publications in the areas of trauma and PTSD recovery, dissociation identity disorder (DID), and father and son relationships.

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Dr. Michael Dadson adheres to the code of ethics as set out by the Canadian Association of Clinical Counsellors and Psychotherapy (CCC) Association. 

Counselling sessions are confidential. However as noted in section B, counselling and therapy responsibilities of the CCC, exceptions include when a need is presented to prevent defined and immediate danger to a client or others, or when a court orders disclosure.

Neurofeedback is a non-invasive therapeutic, intervention treatment method that assists you to consciously control your brain wave patterns. 

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The result of neurofeedback treatment can be greater relaxation, a sense of ease and emotional resilience. Among other neurological and mental health issues, Neurofeedback has been used in the treatment of ADHD, trauma and PTSD recovery, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, ASD, insomnia and drug addiction (Larson, S 2006).

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Low energy neurofeedback system (LENS) is safe and effective neurofeedback therapy. In contrast to traditional neurofeedback (requiring your involvement in retraining your brain), the LENS software does all the work to remove blockages that may be causing your symptoms. 

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A neurofeedback session will take between 45 minutes to 60 minutes. 

The Neurofeedback process is based on the needs and goals of individual clients.

Your therapist or counsellor will discuss the number of recommended sessions with you based on your needs and treatment goals.

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