Individual Counselling/ Couple & Family Therapy

Noriko works with individuals of all ages from diverse cultures and communities. Clients are adults, children, adolescents, older adults, couples, families and family dyad (parent/ caregiver & children).


- Attachment theory approach

- Trauma-informed 

- IFS Therapy (Level 1 trained) & Parts work 

IFIO couples therapy: a branch of IFS -Internal Family System therapy 

- MBSR: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, 

- EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

- Polyvagal theory

- DBT: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

- LGBTQIA2+ affirmative

- Sandtray Therapy


- EFT: Emotionally Focused Therapy (for couples)

                          - EFIT: Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy & Trauma

                           - EFFT: Emotionally Focused Family Therapy

*Please see details of my approaches under "Art Therapy" - "My Approaches".

Individuals - For all ages:

  • Stress/ Anxiety/ Burnout 
  • Feeling unmotivated /isolated/depressed
  • Conflict in Relationships  (at home, at work, or/and at school)
  • Adjustment issues(Cultural issues, Language issues, Home-sick, etc)
  • Loss and Grief 
  • Anger Management
  • ADHD and Behavioural Difficulties
  • Panic Disorder
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Communication issues
  • Trauma from illness (includes hospitalization, surgery etc), injury, accidents, and abuse 
  • Going through or recovering from illness and injuries
  • Chronic illnesses 

Couples & Families:

  • Relationship issues (i.e. communication)
  • Identify patterns of conflict & disconnection
  • Increase emotional connections between partners & within a family
  • Learn skills to improve intimacy
  • Separation or divorce
  • Parenting challenges
  • Sibling dynamic issues
  • Transgenerational trauma 
  • Cope with challenges such as grief, infidelity, changes (job, moving, etc), and other life issues that affect couples & families
  • And more...

Family Dyad (parent/caregiver & child):

A "Dyad" is a group of two people, and "Famly dyad" means a parent (or a primary caregiver) and a child receive sessions together. For example, a mother and her daughter have been experiencing difficulty developing a connection, so this dyad (a pair) is seeking for professional help in order to improve their relationship.

Family dyad sessions enable you and your child to work on Parent-Child mutuality which is comprised of emotional reciprocity, co-responsiveness, and cooperation, and benefits are including:

  • Improve quality of relationship and bond
  • Enhance ability to cope with stress and improve emotion regulation
  • Gain insight into emotional experiences
  • Develop interpersonal relationship skills
  • Strength sense of safety and security with caretakers
  • Reduction in controlling behaviours
  • Form and establish a healthy attachment 
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