I am a Master Practitioner in Clinical counselling as well as a Registered Professional Counsellor with the Canadian Professional Counselling Association.
I studied Counselling and Transpersonal Psychology at the innovative Clearmind International Institute in Vancouver, BC.
Specialized training that enhances my capacity as a counsellor includes: Gestalt Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Emotionally Focused couples therapy, and a background in Hypnotherapy and the Enneagram.
What to Expect When You Sit With Me:
I always ask clients on their second visit about how they felt after our first session together. Some of the most common responses have been: having a sense of hopefulness, feeling calmer than when they first knocked on my door, and feeling really heard and deeply understood.
When I'm asked what makes my work with people unique, my answer is that I have an ability to help others get "unstuck." Whether you're hampered by an old idea or belief, or experiencing a sense of "spinning your wheels" in life, I will support you to get back into the flow of your life.
I bring my open heart and intuitive wisdom to couples counselling, transformative individual counselling and personal coaching sessions.
I trust in my ability to be present with whatever arises for you, no matter how upsetting or traumatic. And, I will support you in finding this trust in yourself. Together, we can invite old patterns, stuck emotional states, and habitual thought patterns to dissolve.
Sometimes we forget our true essence and authentic nature, and at those times it is important to be gently reminded and clearly guided back to the truth of ourselves. I would be happy to help you remember.
Expressive art therapy
Mindfulness and breathing
Sandy tray therapy.
What to look for in a Counsellor :
A couple of years ago I was looking for a new dentist and one of the first questions I would ask them is, if they had had a lot of dental work as a child. That might seem like an odd first question to ask, but I had discovered that dentists who had perfect teeth as kids tended to lack a level of empathy and compassion compared to the ones who had terrible teeth and suffered because of it.
So as a counsellor, I feel it is equally important to have journeyed to the emotional places that we support our clients to go. This includes working through deep grief, infertility, marital support and sibling disharmony. I have spent years on working on my own issues and have a greater clarity about them and know the road map to get through them. Because I know that I can grow past them, I know that you can too.