Areas of practice
- Child Behaviour
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Personal Growth
- Stress Management
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
- Expressive Arts Therapies
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Jungian Psychotherapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Mindfulness approaches
- Narrative Therapy
- Online / Virtual / Telehealth Counselling
- Play Therapy
Counselling practice website:www.talkwithme.ca
People seek counselling for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes a crisis has arisen in your life that feels unresolvable without professional help; Or it maybe a significant events that has long since passed, suddenly presents for no apparent reason. The ‘ups and downs’ of life is what brings people to a juncture where they need professional support and guidance. My counselling is primarily in couples counselling (Gottman Method), individual counselling and sandplay therapy with children which are described in the following paragraphs.
As a couples counsellor, I have completed Level 3 practicum training in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy. It is important to recognize that intimate relationships continually face challenges and unforeseen stressors. Are you feeling tired of struggling in your relationship? Are you and your partner having difficulty communicating? Has their been an extramarital affair? You maybe feeling exhausted, hurt or simply numb about your relationship. Intimate partners may become discouraged by their unsuccessful communication attempts concerning their relationship. Unfortunately without the right tools, it is not uncommon for couples to continue to repeat these damaging communication cycles within their relationship. Couples counselling that draws on the Gottman method for making relationships work recognizes that couples do well together when they become better friends, learn to safely manage conflict, and create ways to support each other's hopes for the future.
As your counsellor, I will offer a safe and secure environment to help you explore and move toward overcoming the difficulties that life has brought your way. You maybe facing any number of life issues, including: anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce, life transitions, grief and loss. As your counsellor, I will offer you a confidential, supportive environment where you have the opportunity to discuss your concerns, clarify what would be helpful, and strengthen your ability to make the desired changes in your life
Jungian Sandplay, which involves spontaneous imaginative play in small trays of wet or dry sand with miniature figurines and objects, is a useful approach when working with children and youth who maybe facing grief, loss, trauma and attachment related concerns. Sandplay therapy allows children and youth the space to manage difficult feelings and memories, which would normally be too challenging for them to talk about directly. By approaching feelings and memories through the medium of sandplay, they become less intense. Sandplay is a great therapeutic technique for children with high functioning autism spectrum disorder who maybe experiencing social interaction difficulties, communication difficulties and repetitive range of interests or behaviors.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. EMDR therapy does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue or completing homework between sessions. EMDR therapy, rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue, allows the brain to resume its natural healing process.
- Gottman Level 1, 2 & 3 Professional Training for Couples Counselling. The Gottman Method includes thorough assessment of the couple relationship and integrates research-based interventions
- Jungian Sandplay Training for Children, Youth and Adults. Sandplay therapy is a nonverba intervention that makes use of a sandbox that helps reflect inner thoughts.
Client fee individuals:120.00
Client fee couples/families:160.00