Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Chronic Pain
- Family Issues
- Grief and Loss - General
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Parenting Issues
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Sexual Assault
- Trauma Counselling
- Body Centred Psychotherapy
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
- Emotionally Focused Therapy - Individuals
- Family Therapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Satir Therapy
- Sex Therapy
- Somatic Experiencing
- Spiritual Counselling
I see clients in So. Surrey, B.C.
Frustrated? Unhappy with your relationship?
Are you repeating painful patterns in your relationship, and in your life? I can help you create the changes that you long for! You can create a happy, loving, and fulfilling relationship with your partner, your child, and/or your family. You can be happy and fulfilled in your life!
We are unsuccessful in having the loving relationships that we long for because we continue to practice ways of relating that cause us and our loved ones hurt and pain. These patterns are not who we are. They are learned behaviors that we learned as we grew up in our own families.
What we have learned, we can unlearn. We can discover the underlying causes of our relationship problems, and change those patterns. We can root out and work through our past pain and problems so that we do not continue to carry those with us. Then we can stop reacting automatically out of those patterns from our past. We can change, creating new and successful ways of being in our lives.
This is where I can help you. I can help you to discover the causes of the pain you experience. I can guide you in working through your past pain, and to change those patterns that aren’t working. I can help you to learn and implement new skills, and new behaviors that will bring you and your partner a relationship that works and that is fulfilling, loving, and happy.
All life is about relationships: to ourselves, to our husband or wife, child, family members, friends, colleagues, and associates. I have been helping individuals, couples, and families transform their relationships for 30+ years. I hope to help you with your relationships and your life.
I have an in-depth understanding of myself and others based in extensive training, and in-depth therapy. In-depth therapy gets to the root causes of our inner problems, and outer concerns. It goes beyond the intellect and the conscious mind into the subconscious where the root causes of automatic patterns exist. Feelings, and sensations can open doorways to the subconscious material. Therefore my work focuses on feelings, and the body, as well as the mind. This helps you get to causes, helps you learn to feel and express your feelings (the area that causes the most problems in relationship), and helps you to be more centered, calm, and conscious about what you think, feel, say, and do. I teach you communication skills, negotiation skills, and how to connect in intimacy. I help you learn how to work through painful feelings, and situations, past, and present, so you can free yourself from them, and their control and influence in your life.
If this sounds like what you want and need, please call me. I offer a free initial phone consultation (5 – 15 minutes depending on your need).
Further information on my training, background, and experience:
In addition to my Master’s degree in counseling psychology (U.B.C.), I have extensive training outside of university. I have consistently taken workshops and trainings over the past 40 years, and I believe in continuing to grow both personally and professionally.
Training in Marriage & Family Therapy
2yrs. Clinical training in Satir model of Family Systems Therapy with Dr. John Banmen
2 training workshops with Virginia Satir
Advanced training in Satir Family Systems Therapy: Pacific N.W. Satir Institiute
Training in body-based psychotherapies:
Bioenergetics, Hakomi Therapy, Rubenfeld Synergy Method, Continum, and Yoga Teachers Training
I have integrated cranial-sacral therapy into my individual sessions since 1997. I was mentored in cranial-sacral therapy with a local craniosacral therapist& physiotherapist.
I am a certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (RCST) with the N.A. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association. I trained with Cherionna Menzam SIlls, with Franklin Sills, author, and trainer recognized as one of the most advanced in this field.
Justice Institute Certificate for working with Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Gestalt therapy, Psychdrama, Holotropic therapy
Approved for: Crime Victims Assistance
Extensive training & experience working with: trauma, and abuse (emotional, physical, sexual); alcohol & substance abuse