My name is Andrea Krygier and I am
a registered psychologist with 20 years of experience,
who provides clinical counselling in both English and Spanish.
My practice is unique, not only because I am bilingual,
but because I have the benefit of training under two complementary
schools of counselling: the North American and European/South
American approaches. The North American approach is characterized
by a short-term and solution focused spirit, while the European/South
American approach focuses more on the long-term and the
root cause of clients’ presenting issues. This is
an eclectic method that includes solution, cognitive-behavioural,
narrative, social and psychoanalytical components to help
people deal with their life challenges.
Re-positioning is a way of empowering the client to see
things differently, to identify positive choices before
making decisions. I challenge their beliefs, their self-labelling,
in order to free them from a fear of change. I understand
how important it is to not only provide solutions to clients’
problems but to give them the skills to work out future
issues. I also look at external factors to behaviours and
beliefs, as people do not live insulated from their environments.
Through this holistic method, I am able to re-position their
approach to life.