Learn more about David
David Ohori is a big picture thinker and analyser. Raising 6 kids with Carmen and his years of experience helping individuals, couples, families, and teams allows him to see the root issue underneath the emotions of a system. He brings a calm presence, spiritual awareness, genuine ability to listen without judgement, and the tools that you need to help yourself. His sense of humour will put you at ease and if you ask nicely, or do an amazing magic trick for you!
he may even make you an amazing cup of coffee.
David's Counselling Approach
Good and effective therapy needs three things:
A relationship, a problem, and a solution.
The counselling relationship is the first step. David is pretty easy to get along with, but for therapy to be worth your while and hard-earned cash, you have to get along with him. If you and David connect, and as you learn to trust each other, then everything else should only be a matter of time.
A problem could be anything... but it is often layered. This is because every problematic symptom is an attempt to restore something else that's off. David will work with you to understand the problem (or problems) that you bring to therapy. Because knowing what actually needs to change is key.
The therapeutic solution that tackles a challenging problem depends on the client. The idea is to utilize David's experience and challenging questions to find your path. David will match you with the type of therapy that works best for you to shift and move your life towards flourishing. But you get to do the heavy lifting.
For those that are interested...
David's theoretical leanings:
Family Systems Theory
His interventions pull elements from:
acceptance & commitment therapy
What has David been reading/watching?
"How to Change Your Mind"
by Micahel Pollan (Netflix Series)
"The Body Keeps the Score"
by Bessel van der Kolk (book)
"Raising a Secure Child"
Hoffman, Cooper, et al. (book)
"Loving What Is"
by Byron Katie (book)
"The Courage to Be Disliked"
by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga
"The Wisdom of Trauma, featuring Gabor Maté" by Maurizio and Zaya Benazzo (movie)