Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Family Conflict
- LGBTQ Issues
- Life Transitions
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Men's Issues
- Personal Growth
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Suicide Ideation / Survivor
- Trauma Counselling
- Women's Issues
- Body Centred Psychotherapy
- Body Centred Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy - Individuals
- Expressive Arts Therapies
- Feminist Psychotherapy
- Internal Family Systems
- Mindfulness approaches
- ONLINE / VIRTUAL / TELEHEALTH COUNSELLING
- Spiritual Counselling
Counselling practice website:www.lovingawareness.ca
I offer a compassionate & non-judgmental space where you can be your authentic self and receive the support you are looking for.
My therapeutic approach is informed by 'somatic therapy' and 'internal family systems' therapy with influences and inspiration from: emotionally-focused therapy, art therapy, attachment theory and the healing power of relationship, intersectional feminism & anti-oppression, transpersonal therapy, and shadow work. This way of working honours all aspects of being and experience: mind, body, emotions, energy, and spirit.
I believe in a compassionate and trauma-informed perspective to healing. By taking a non-pathologizing approach: You are not seen as being broken, flawed or needing to be fixed. We are also not going to demonize the thoughts, behaviours, or emotions that have brought you to therapy. We will explore your symptoms together (anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, interpersonal conflict, people pleasing..) as trail-markers to follow. We will uncover the messages that your symptoms are communicating and listen to their wisdom. Our bodies, the different parts of ourselves, and our own inner healer can guide the way to healing. We just need to learn how to listen.
In our work together: we will practice cultivating loving awareness for ALL parts of you (even parts that are negatively impacting your life, such as your inner critic, self-sabotaging parts, anxious parts, avoidant parts, perfectionist parts, over-working parts, and more), learn inner re-parenting, connect with your inner child, foster self-awareness and self-compassion, gain deeper insight into the past and present, examine the external forces that have impacted you (such as heteronormativity, patriarchy, etc), understand AND feel your emotions, increase your ability to tune into your body and the present moment, and tap into your own innate inner wisdom and resources.
By working together I can support you with:
self-esteem and self-worth
people pleasing & boundary setting
childhood trauma and early life experiences
ethical non-monogamy & polyamory
inner child healing & inner re-parenting
abuse, incl. narcissistic abuse
plant medicine integration
I offer a variety of offerings to support your self-discovery and healing journey: individual counselling sessions, art therapy/creative exploration sessions, beyond quantum healing/past life regression, and healing in community: arts-based workshops and groups.
Please check out my website for more information and to book your free discovery call. Please note: 1 do not offer in-person sessions.
- Graduate-level diploma in Art Therapy from the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute
- Somatic Soul-Based Trauma Therapy
Client fee individuals:125