Play is not just for kids! Therapy can be client lead where we explore what is going on for you through more than words. Exploration can occur through games, art, stories, music, movement, or whatever way you play and feel connected to yourself.
Some therapies focus on top-down (thoughts and cognitions) processing to help heal trauma and symptoms. Somatic or body-based therapy focuses on the relationship between the mind and body concerning current functioning and healing trauma from the body and nervous system up.
Our identity is formed through our interactions with others. Exploring what was needed to do in order to stay in relationship and stay safe in early attachments will help with the understanding of current thoughts, feelings, communications, behaviours, and interpersonal exchanges.
Natascha is a Certified Synergetic Play Therapy (SPT) Supervisor. SPT honours both the therapeutic powers of play, the science that governs relationships, and how dysregulation is understood within the nervous system. It is this understanding that supports deep transformation and healing.
Natascha is a Somatic and Attachment focused (SAFE) EMDR trained practitioner. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.
Natascha created the Empowering Neurodiversity Model™ (The END Model™) by synthesizing her clinical and caregiver experience, knowledge, and training. The END Model™ believes in the beauty of looking at the world through a neurodiversity lens.
The earth sustains us. Connecting with the earth, the wind, the forest, the ocean can be grounding and therapeutic. Nature-based sessions may be available on a case by case basis.
FASD Counselling is focused on decolonizing mental health. Counselling is provided from an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, anti-ableist and LGBTQIA2S+ affirming framework.
Psychology has roots in systemic racism and oppression. Counselling has historically felt unsafe for many marginalized folx. As a BIPOC clinician, Natascha is committed to providing a racial and cultural transparent safe space where cultural and ancestral exploration can occur.
FASD Counselling and Consulting is now full. Please add yourself to the waitlist. Limited spots are available for clients affected by FASD and/or consultation/supervision.
Please note that a credit card number is required on file for any online bookings. If this may pose an issue, please contact us directly to book.
If you would like to learn more about FASD Counselling and Consultation or Natascha Lawrence and how we can help you, please book a free 15-minute telephone consultation.
To discuss your counselling goals, please book a free 15 minute telephone consultation.
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, services can be covered by Employer Provided Extended Benefits. Please check with your individual plan. Please contact directly if you have any questions regarding coverage for Registered Clinical Counsellors
The Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) assists victims, immediate family members and some witnesses in coping with the effects of violent crime. It provides financial benefits to help offset financial losses and assist in recovery through therapy and other services.
I am an approved clinician for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Mental Health Benefits Program
I am an approved vendor to provide counselling services to individuals who have been injured in a motor vehicle incident.
The Charlene Reaveley Children’s Charity offers 100% funded counselling sessions for both children and their immediate family members after experiencing the loss of a loved one. This resource was the initial vision when the charity was created in 2011.
The CKNW Kids' Fund supports children living with physical, mental and social challenges in BC and provides grants for families who struggle with the often enormous cost of equipment, therapies and programs crucial to their child's development.