About Lisa Darrach
My first training was in literature. I received my PhD in English Literature from the University of Toronto and have spent many years teaching at both the university and college levels, something I have enjoyed immensely. In 1994 I decided to take additional extensive training at The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy in Toronto, specifically learning to work with the whole person as the person experiences herself or himself, and looking at not only what a person is aware of but also those things a person is not aware of, those thoughts and feelings and beliefs that are unconscious or only partly understood. Therapy is an exploration of those feelings and beliefs in a respectful, attentive, and caring context.
Challenges you might be facing
Psychotherapy may be helpful for you if you experience:
- emotional or psychological pain
- long-term or debilitating illness and pain
- difficulties in relationship
- feelings of being lost
- a sense of disconnection
- disturbing moods
- inner conflict
- difficulty changing your behaviour
- confusion about your life
- the effects of abuse or trauma of any kind
What happens in a therapy session
We have great inner resources for healing and for growth. But we need a context in which we feel listened to and heard and within which a new perspective can develop. My method as a psychotherapist is to listen carefully to your dreams, experiences, fears, hopes, and longings, as we work together in your therapy to understand your particular concerns and experiences.
My Toronto office provides a comfortable physical space in which to meet and talk.
We’ll meet in person in my office for approximately 50 minutes per session, typically once a week, for as long as you wish to come.