What is it?
Psychotherapy (counselling) is a form of treatment commonly used to help people experiencing thoughts, behaviours and/or feelings that are causing them stress and unease. It is typically talk-based and designed to help achieve and maintain mental wellness.
What To Expect
Sessions will be conducted virtually over Google Meet. I will send a link prior to our scheduled session which will allow access to the secure meeting. There will be video and audio for both you and I. The session will last for 1 hour. The first session will be a consultation. This is where I will get to know you, obtain consent for service, discuss future sessions and payments, and provide answers to your questions. For the following sessions we will create and follow an agenda. We will discuss the items on the agenda at the beginning of our session to ensure our priorities are synched. I will guide us through each session and at the end I will allot time for feedback and input. This format will help create open communication and provide the most opportunity to reach our goals successfully.
My name is Taylor Malcolm and I am a Certified Nurse Psychotherapist as well as a Registered Nurse. I have certificates of Advanced Training for Mental Health Providers with Autism Ontario and Children's Mental Health Ontario.Through the application of neurodiversity affirming psychotherapy, I work with clients to develop a better understanding of themselves. I guide our sessions together using this perspective to navigate life changes and challenges with safe and supportive coping strategies.My approach is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with components of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I have experience with neurodivergent populations, postpartum, and addictions and am passionate about working collaboratively to help individuals become their own therapist. As a neurodivergent individual, I have a deeper understanding of the cognitive, sensory and affective differences that can impact relationships and well-being if not adequately supported.