Pamela Catapia

Address : 2628 Granville Street #232, Vancouver, BC V6H 4B4
Profession : Counselling
EMDR designation(s) : EMDR Basic Training

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Language(s) : English
Population(s) served : Adults
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Phone : 604-868-0958
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Registering association : BCACC


Attachment based EMDR based on Laurel Parnell's training is what I have been using regularly to help HSPs (conscientious, socially aware, empathetic adults) since 2006. I use cognitive interweaves and super-resourcing when I do EMDR, which means asking you questions that help you face difficult experiences in a safer way; letting you imagine a nurturer, fierce protector, wise advisor helping you in the events you re-experience, so you can imagine a better ending.
Clients tell me it has resolved their anxiety, low self confidence / impostor syndrome, insomnia, PTSD/ trauma, shame, guilt, relationship problems, being stuck in reaching goals. I offer extra knowledge in neuroscience from my interest keeping up to date in this area and from my medical research/health care background. I have a warm, compassionate personality and am naturally culturally sensitive in how I practice. To apply EMDR to each individual in a safe and effective way, we meet for 1-2 sessions for prep before starting EMDR. I use either the traditional eye movement or Laurel Parnell's tapping methods, and meet with you once a week or biweekly, usually for 90 min. sessions.
During these times of social distancing, I offer confidential online counselling sessions to BC residents.