The Calming Ark Psychological Services

Our Services

Our Services

Your well-being is our ultimate concern. The Calming Ark provides trauma-informed psychological services. As such, our team is committed to support you on your journey towards healing, self-discovery, growth, and self-actualization. The Calming Ark strives to create a calming and safe space as we journey with you through the storms of life. Our therapy sessions are designed to assist you in your healing process, and ultimately improve your quality of life. Take a look at some of the common areas for therapy, and if any area resonates with you, connect with us today to arrange for an appointment. 

Areas for Therapy:

Some of the areas that propel people to seek out the help of a professional (i.e. psychologist, counsellor, psychotherapist) include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Addictive Behaviours

  • Anger

  • Anxiety / Panic attacks

  • Bullying

  • Career Issues

  • Caregiver Stress

  • Childhood Abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, and neglect)

  • Communication Issues

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • Grief and Loss

  • Guilt

  • Low Self-Esteem / Low Self-Worth / Low Self-Confidence

  • Motivation

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Procrastination

  • Schizoaffective Disorder

  • Social Skills

  • Stress (Work stress, School stress, etc.)

  • Trauma 

  • Other issues/ areas that prevent you from being a better version of yourself

Marital / Couple Therapy

Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGIDs)

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Functional Dyspepsia

  • Functional Constipation/Diarrhoea.

Why see a psychologist for gastrointestinal issues?

    • Stress and psychological/ emotional distress (such as depression and anxiety) can worsen your gastrointestinal symptoms.

    • Traumatic life experiences such as sexual or physical abuse are associated with an increased prevalence of IBS and other FGIDs.

    • Comorbid psychiatric disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder and major depression are highly prevalent in patients with FGIDs.

    • The brain-gut axis: our brain exerts a powerful influence over gastrointestinal pain perception, motility and secretion. Conversely, gastrointestinal symptoms also impact patients’ mood and stress levels as well as pain perception.

Role of a Psychologist

    • As gastrointestinal symptoms are closely linked with the psychological factors as outlined above, our psychologist can help you to learn how to a) better manage your emotions, b) process traumatic life experiences, c) make lifestyle changes, d) strengthen coping mechanisms and e) build resilience. 

If you are facing an issue / challenge that is not represented above, please do not hesitate to contact us via WhatsApp or Email as every individual is unique and the list is not exhaustive.