Our Services Include:

 

Counselling & Social Work for the following issues:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety & Phobias

  • Trauma & Abuse

  • Boundary Setting & Assertiveness Training

  • Relationships

  • Grief & Loss

  • Parenting

  • Alcohol & Drug Misuse

  • Communication

  • Life Changes

  • Self Development

APT Services Ltd is a private practice based in the Canterbury area that provides a comprehensive range of therapy/counselling/social work services and professional supervision. 

Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga:

Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) provides a “bottom-up” adjunctive treatment approach to trauma and this is fundamentally through the development of physical and emotional regulation (Emerson, 2015; Emerson et al., 2009).  In addressing PTSD, individuals need to learn that the sensations they experience are tolerable, find acceptance with their internal experience and develop alternative strategies to manage distress.  The dysregulation associated with early childhood trauma is primarily body based and through focusing one’s attention on breathing and sensations in the present moment, people can identify or notice the connection between their emotions and their body. Noticing this connection and increasing interoception while reducing PTSD symptoms supports regulation rather than ignoring one’s internal state. 

Additionally, in yoga you become aware of sensations rising and falling rather than being stuck in a frozen state – the end of discomfort can be anticipated and is transitory.  Key concepts in TCTSY are Practice Making Choices, Present Moment Experience, Taking Effective Action and Creating Rhythms/Predictability (Emerson, D. 2015; Van Der Kolk, B. 2014).

Professional Supervision:

  • Individuals

  • Groups

 

Professional Supervision for individuals or groups in the social service sector.

Location:

Christchurch & Kaiapoi

Call Us:

0273148194