Hi I’m Tristan Blacha.
I’m a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) pursuing an MA in counselling psychology. I am currently utilizing Emotionally Focused Therapy with my clients which is an evidence-based modality with foundations in bonding and attachment research. I help clients connect how earlier relational patterns are often repeated as adults. I regard each person as inherently valuable, unique, and as having the potential for greater fullness of living. I believe being able to form a real connection where one feels genuinely heard and understood can be healing.
As a student therapist, I believe I can provide certain unique benefits given my current standing:
– As a student, I have a beginner’s mind (as referred to in the mindfulness tradition), thus I am curious and open to understand you, I am meticulous and don’t jump to conclusions or make assumptions
– You will get the benefit of two practitioners for the time and price of one. My supervisor, Naomi Yano, is a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) and will be overseeing our work on a regular basis and you will be getting her input, without having to pay her for it.
-I am passionate about empowering you and co-facilitating, rather than taking an expert stance in our relationship. I believe you know yourself best.
My goal as a therapist is to create a trusting relationship with clients to facilitate positive change.