Yes and, in some important ways, no. I respect your confidentiality, autonomy and inner wisdom the same way that other counsellors and therapists do.
But I take a different approach, and my sessions have a different feel. Usually we work together for a shorter period of time than you would with a counsellor - a few months instead of years.
During our sessions, I challenge you to see what’s in your blind spot more than most counsellors would. These conversations are challenging, but also warm, supportive and caring. That said, you want to be in a place in your life where you can handle that kind of challenge and change. You're at your baseline and you want to thrive. If you feel like you struggle to even find a baseline, it may be more appropriate to work with a counsellor first.
The peer-reviewed literature shows that with tapping, we can make breakthroughs in how you think and feel about things in a few sessions that can take many months (or years) of talk therapy to achieve. Research also shows that EFT tapping produces results on par with EMDR, and faster than Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Tapping and counselling combine really well, actually. You may have quite a bit of self-awareness from counselling, in which case you may find EFT is a great tool to finally change the patterns, from the root. Your self-awareness will help this change go WAY faster!
Often, our patterns originate in childhood experiences, and that’s where we might direct part of our tapping sessions. But this work isn't psychotherapy, or a replacement for it. The goal isn't just to explore childhood or understand how our minds work as a result. The real focus and magic happen in transforming life, right here and now, and into the future. So we always focus on actions you can take right away that make a big difference.
It’s important to note I’m not a licensed health care professional. I don’t provide licensed forms of therapy, counselling or other such treatments. I don't see anyone who's not psychologically stable because coaching conversations work from the assumption that you've got breathing room to try on new (and sometimes uncomfortable) changes in your life. I may refer you to a counsellor or psychologist. It’s a good idea to also connect with one of those folks if you need that kind of help, at the same time that we work together.