Heart Matters

Body/Mind Wisdom

A Mind-Body Approach

My approach goes beyond straightforward talk therapy because I believe the storyteller is sometimes more interesting than the story. My practice is strongly informed by the Hakomi method that grounds us in the present moment and encourages us to pay attention to our bodily sensations, feelings, and beliefs to speed up the important process of healing and self-discovery.


A Warm, Integrative Practice

I believe that the most important element of successful counselling is our relationship, and I will endeavour to provide a safe, collaborative, warm, and non-judgmental environment for you to express yourself and feel understood. Together we will examine your inner emotional resources, search for unhealed emotional wounds, and expose long-held beliefs that limit your potential.

Mindfulness Based Therapy

I enjoy tailoring my practice to suit your unique personality, goals and needs by skilfully integrating the following  approaches to support your growth and healing. Transformation occurs when awareness is turned mindfully toward felt present experience.


Emotion Focused Therapy

© 2017

Ayla Garlick 

Heart Matters