Over on our neurofeedback page we provide detailed information as to what neurofeedback is, how it works and what its uses are. If you are looking to find out more about neurofeedback we highly recommend you start there first.
Counselling and Neurofeedback Together?
Clients who receive neurofeedback treatment can choose to do so in conjunction with their own individual therapy. Depending on what your presenting symptoms are or what you are hoping to resolve, there are several reasons why you might choose both or why you would select one over the other. In the sections below we provide some scenarios and a few reasons how choosing one or both services might serve your needs in the best way possible.
Be assured that it is never a mistake to choose counselling and neurofeedback together. However, if you are having results with just one type of treatment, we want you to avoid additional treatments that might not be necessary.
Choosing Neurofeedback During Counselling
We often have clients referred to us who feel “stuck” or have “plateaued” in their own individual counselling. This could be for many reasons, but often is because they are unable to access their emotions as much as they desire. Sometimes they feel like they understand the roots of their anxiety or depression but still can’t move through it.
Choosing Counselling After Neurofeedback
Choosing Just Individual Counselling or Neurofeedback
How might one choose whether prioritizing individual counselling or neurofeedback is their best choice? The simplest answer is that there is never a wrong place to start. They both address growth and healing for overlapping conditions, just in different ways.
If you can follow the imperfect analogy of neurofeedback being like a computer reset to the brain, then counselling is more of the exploration of why the problem was there in the first place. We see these services working very well together, however we’ve seen both used powerfully for healing and growth whether in isolation or in conjunction with each another.