Trauma Counselling - T.R.I.P therapy
Trauma Regulation & Integration Process

CAD Rates
Individuals
60 Minute Session | $140.00 + 5% GST
90 Minute Session | $210.00 + 5% GST
120 Minute Session | $280.00 +5% GST
Students 60 Minute Session | $110 + 5% GST

Couples
60 Minute Session | $150.00 + 5% GST
90 Minute Session | $225.00 + 5% GST 

120 Minute Session | $300.00 +5% GST

Please note for all sessions a 24 hour cancellation notice applies. For late cancellations or missed appointments the full fee of the session applies.  If sessional payments are incomplete further treatment could be postponed or indefinitely terminated upon non payment.

TRIP trained therapists that are seeking to engage in TRIP therapy as part of their experiential learning opportunities please contact  Merel Scheepens via her email mscheepenscounselling@gmail.com

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THERAPEUTIC AREAS & TRAUMA RESOURCES

Our therapists specialize in helping you in any of these areas using T.R.I.P, an integrative approached developed by Monique Hoving-Smeets (CCC)

    ▸  Abuse & Neglect: physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual and sexual abuse
    ▸  Adverse childhood experiences
    ▸  Traumatic losses
    ▸  PTSD/CPTSD
    ▸  Anxiety, depression & panic disorders
    ▸  Dissociative Disorders
    ▸  Attachment injuries & trauma
    ▸  Perfectionism, people pleasing, workaholism
    ▸  Accidents: vehicle, bicycle, pedestrian
    ▸  Impacts of pornography and/or sexual compulsion
    ▸  Betrayal trauma & infidelity (affairs, pornography of partner, family & friends relationships)
    ▸  Mental health diagnosis
    ▸  Ritual abuse / cult & church abuse

Therapeutic Areas Trip

Suggested Reading: (Complex)Trauma

Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: A Workbook for Survivors and Therapists by Janina Fisher

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving by Pete Walker

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

The Developing Mind by Dan Siegel

Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship by Heller and LaPierre

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine 

What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and
Healing by Oprah Winfrey, Bruce D. Perry

When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress by Gabor Mate
The Myth of Normal by Gabor Mate

The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook by Deborah Bray Haddock

The T.R.I.P Method

What is the T.R.I.P method about?

T.R.I.P is an integrative approached developed by Monique Hoving-Smeets that helps people feel more connected internally, less disjointed, or frequently feeling torn between opposite feelings, thoughts and responses.  


T.R.I.P helps to bring awareness to how past trauma continues to impact the person visually, physically, emotionally, cognitively and relationally. The approach allows different access to the brain and body which facilitates insight into the impact of trauma.

T.R.I.P facilitates three significant processes:
 
1) Projection process - this helps to bring awareness how each eye, brain and body response is different. It demonstrates how the past continues to impact the present at all levels of functioning. As the process continues to heal the trauma, the projection from the past onto the present reduces and people start to experience and discern the outside world more accurately.  
This process helps the person to understand boundaries, safety and recognize dissociation and how this relates to the nervous system.
 
2) Permission process - Trauma often includes experiences that didn’t consider our yes or our no. We may not have had a voice at all, no say in the matter. Because of how the brain  changes due to trauma, parts of us may have learned how to speak up in the present life, but parts of us are still stuck in the trauma in the way it happened then. This often becomes evident when we engage in the eye-brain methods used as part of TR.I.P. We ensure that all parts of us not only understand consent, we let all parts know that we don’t dive into the trauma work unless it is very clear what all parts need in order to the work. The permission process is used each time focusing on trauma work is considered.

3) Compassion process - As a result of trauma people develop certain survival and coping mechanisms that help them to “keep going” and “not look back”. This is essential at the time we need to survive.  

Unfortunately, even when the immediate threat and danger have subsided this part of us continues to “keep going” and is unable to pay attention to our emotional and psychological needs.  

In addition our body stores trauma experiences and holds on to pain, tension, physical symptoms and movements that were unable to be expressed at the time.  

The compassion process helps the different parts of us to reconnect and engage in self-compassion over harsh criticism or ignoring our own needs. The process helps to identify what is happening somatically and reduces the pain and sensations as a result of working through the traumas of the past. The brain and the body will then learn that this is something that happened in the past and is not occurring in the here and now.  
These processes are facilitated using eye-brain techniques, emotional validation and regulation, somatic therapy, psycho-education (sense making) about attachment and trauma, and recognizing our brain exists of different parts of ourselves upon having experienced trauma

What is Trip
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"And so I wait. I wait for time to heal the pain and raise me to my feet once again - so that I can start a new path, my own path, the one that will make me whole again.”
~ Jack Canfield

Other Therapy Services

All counselling and therapy sessions are currently only available using online video calls via ZOOM.

Individual Therapy ADD Depression Dating Faith

▸ Family of origin & Attachment based injuries
▸ Eating disorders
▸ Grief & Loss
▸ ADHD/ADD
▸ Depression/Anxiety/Worries
▸ Dating & Relationships  
▸ Faith Based Concerns

Relationship Affair Family
▸ Pre-marital counselling
▸ Relationship distress
▸ Family of origin work
▸ Affair recovery
▸ Impact of pornography/sexual compulsion
▸ Relationship Improvement & Repair
▸ Communication
Mental Health Grief Toxic Parent Therapy
▸ Difficult relationship dynamics 
▸ Mental Health 
▸ Grief & Loss 
▸ Boundaries 
▸ Toxic Relationships 
▸ Parent & Child Dynamic 
▸ Blended family adjustments 
▸ Divorce / Separation