Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Child Stress and Trauma
- Chronic Illness
- Chronic Pain
- Grief and Loss - General
- Life Balance
- Life Transitions
- Parenting Issues
- Personal Growth
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Postpartum Depression
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Sexual Assault
- Trauma Counselling
- Women's Issues
- Body Centred Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness approaches
- Self Regulation Therapy (SRT)
Counselling practice website:heidistokes.com
As a woman, you likely neglect your needs as you put so much of your energy into your relationship, children, or work. You end up feeling depleted and unfulfilled. If life has got you down and you’re not living to your true potential, as a therapist, I can help. I can help you overcome stress, depression and anxiety. As your counsellor, I help you develop more self-compassion, strength, and confidence so that you can live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I will guide and support you with empathy and acceptance, regardless of what your struggles are.
I use a mind-body approach to therapy incorporating cognitive therapy, movement, EMDR, and mindfulness practices. These tools help calm intense emotions that feel overwhelming. As you become more aware and present with yourself, you’ll be able to solve your problems in a manner that honours who you authentically are.
I’ve been helping people as a counsellor, life coach, yoga teacher, and yoga therapist since 1995. In addition to my formal training, I’ve applied my learnings to my own life, which allows me to have deep insight and compassion for my clients. Visit my website to find out more.
I have been helping people create better lives since 1995. Over the years I have had the privilege to help people as a Life Coach, Registered Clinical Counsellor, Yoga Therapist, and yoga/pilates instructor.
Obtaining a BA in Psychology and an MEd in Counselling Psychology taught me a lot about psychological theory and counselling technique. However, being a good therapist is not something I learned in books .
Knowledge speaks. Wisdom listens.
My greatest learnings came from receiving my own counselling and training in yoga therapy. From this, I learned to hone my skills and wisdom by listening to clients with presence. Tuning into communication both verbal and physical without agenda creates a resonance that allows me to feel as well as hear what clients have said to me.
Inquiring from that place of resonance opens doors to new explorations and opportunities for growth.
In addition to my experience with clients, my careful attunement and clear insight came from paying attention in my own life. Experiencing the futility of the things I can not change, acknowledging the mixed emotions that arise and finding the courage to choose differently created the confident yet, humble nature, that clients tell me they experience in therapy sessions with me.
“You can not teach a woman anything, you can only help her find it within herself." Galileo - gender adapted:)
Meditation, breathing and movement practices are helpful but not mandatory elements of counselling with me. I use them as guides to help you develop a closer connection to yourself. Developing your own compassionate practices allows you to achieve emotional regulation and competency in your day to day life. Building that gentle, loving connection with yourself is what really heals.
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Client fee individuals:$130/hour