Amita O'Toole, PgCert, PgDip, MA, RCC
I've trained in various Western models of psychotherapy to Masters level:
I've also been practising and studying Buddhism for over 20 years.
I bring these together to create powerful and often rapid positive change in the lives of my clients.
Buddhist therapy brings Western psychotherapeutic techniques together with a Buddhist philosophy and perspective to create personal change.
Often when people think of therapy they think of working through past experiences.
But change only happens in the present moment.
Through my work with hundreds of clients from all over the world, I've found that focusing on what's working and what's not in your present experience -- and developing strategies for change on that basis -- is generally much more powerful than spending months talking about your past.
We will discuss your past where it's affecting your present experience, but the focus will be on how this will allow you to get where you want to be now.
My MA research explored how Buddhism and psychotherapy can work together, specifically in the treatment of depression.
I was awarded a distinction and this work became the foundation of my book "The Buddhist Way Through Depression".
Since then I've worked with clients from Bermuda to Australia on all kinds of issues:
I've found that using a range of psychotherapeutic techniques within a Buddhist framework allows my clients to move forward in therapy much more quickly and successfully than with Western techniques alone.
Contact me for a free initial consultation to find out whether this approach is right for you.
Most of my clients are based in the US and Canada, though I’ve had clients from many countries – from Bermuda to Australia.
Only the present moment contains life.Thich Nhat Hanh
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.Jim Rohn
If you want reality to be different than what it is, you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.Bryon Katie
Death is certain. Its time is not. What to do?Devapriya
Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality.Les Brown
Your first consultation is free. It's a chance for me to explain how I work, for you to ask questions, and for us both to decide if I'm the right therapist for you.