Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Cross Cultural Issues
- Grief and Loss - General
- Life Transitions
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Stress Management
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Communication Skills Training
- Critical Incident Stress Management
- Cross Cultural Therapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Mindfulness approaches
- Motivational Interviewing
- Narrative Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Telephone Counselling
I am a clinical counsellor with over 24 years experience counselling adults and couples through community agency settings, private practice, and the hospital and health-care industry. I have a strong background in workplace wellness education and training, as well as in curriculum design and teaching of diversity counselling skills courses in post-secondary institutions. I have a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology from U.B.C., and am registered as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA #5162).
I work with a wide range of conditions including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship, marriage & family issues, work & career challenges, grief/loss and other life transitions, health concerns, and general personal development. The techniques and approaches I use in counselling are respectful and responsive to the unique life experiences of my clients, and are tailored to meet my client's diverse needs and specific goals. My approach to counselling reflects my professional training and best practices, providing a balance of insight-oriented exploration, mindfulness/mind-body approaches, and practical skills, strategies and problem-solving.
I also offer MiCBT (Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), which is a 4 stage therapeutic approach that integrates mindfulness with some basic principles of cognitive behavioral therapy to treat a wide range of concerns, help people improve the way they feel, and change habitual unhelpful reactions or coping strategies.
My commitment as a therapist is to provide for all my clients, a grounded presence and an environment of confidentiality, professionalism and emotional safety. I feel passionate about the power of hope and healing, and come from a place of compassion, non-judgment and respect for anyone who chooses to seek help and move towards solution and wellness.
I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation, to answer questions and and assist potential clients in deciding whether they wish to schedule a counselling appointment.
Client fee individuals:130.00 per hour
Client fee couples/families:130.00 per hour