Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Child Stress and Trauma
- Grief and Loss - General
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Trauma Counselling
- Animal Assisted Therapy
- Humanistic Therapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Narrative Therapy
Counselling practice website:www.lindsayroadcounselling.com
I provide traditional talk therapy at ARC Counselling in Vancouver. My counselling approach is primarily person centred. I believe that you have a unique journey and have within yourself the resources needed for healing and growth. Genuine connection, empathy and unconditional acceptance can create the trust needed to explore those resources and the challenges and barriers that might be keeping you stuck. Methods and interventions from other approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy and narrative therapy are used when they align with your needs and counselling goals. The counselling process is collaborative and you set the pace. My practice is always trauma-informed meaning that creating and maintaining a sense of safety is the number one priority.
I also offer equine facilitated therapy at Lindsay Road Counselling in Vancouver. Equine facilitated counselling involves the use of horses as co-counsellors throughout the therapeutic process, and sessions take place outside.
Below are some reasons why equine facilitated counselling may be a good fit for you:
- Horses can help communication when finding words is too hard. They communicate feeling with non-verbal behaviour. Noticing horse behaviour can help you to become more connected with your own bodily reactions and feelings.
- Horses move and can keep us moving during sessions which allows tension and stress to move through and out of your body.
- Horses are very attuned to their environment in the here and now and can help reduce anxiety through grounding in the present.
- Horses are large, powerful animals. They can help you to feel empowered by helping you overcome fears.
- Horses are also very attuned to their environment in the here and now. Being present with horses can help ground, build safety and create connection.
- Finally, horses can invite touch and physical connection which can provide comfort, affection and even love.
Challenges addressed for children, youth and adults include trauma, anxiety, depression, burnout, life stressors, abuse, substance use, grief and loss. Equine facilitated and nature-based therapy groups and workshops are also available on a customized basis.
For inquiries about equine facilitated counselling, please call 604 417-0446.
For inquiries about talk therapy, please visit the ARC Counselling website.
- 16 month internship in equine facilitated counselling