Areas of practice
- Family Issues
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Personal Growth
- Trauma Counselling
- Body Centred Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Cross Cultural Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Integrative Psychotherapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Mindfulness approaches
- Online/ Virtual Counselling
- Spiritual Counselling
Counselling practice website:www.exhalecounselling.com
I am an experienced practitioner who approaches her clients with compassion, hopefulness and relentless belief in their ability to heal and grow.
I see clients presenting with a variety of concerns spanning anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relational challenges, historical and/or more recent trauma, physical concerns (such as chronic pain, insomnia, digestive problems). Many of my clients have lost hope, don't trust knowing how to change habitual patterns, have tried ways which have not worked very well, or find that their support system doesn't acknowledge and/or like the changes they are making. They may not feel safe emotionally and physically, may not trust because of their past experiences and may be scared to get close to others in case they get hurt again. The afore-mentioned complaints as well as misuse of substances, isolation, lack of intimacy and self-harm and/or harming others are some of the responses developed over the years to deal with the hurtful, traumatizing past experiences. Some of these responses may become resistant to change even when change is wished and hoped for and the environment is safe.
Over the span of 35 years, I have developed a significant number and depths of ways to approach my clients' concerns and help them heal themselves and their relationships. I work with the whole person - their thoughts, emotions, non-verbal expressions, actions, breath, intentions, spirituality - to foster safety and growth unique to each client. I use EMDR , yoga therapy as well as many talk therapies (such as solution-focussed, narrative, response-based, social justice and collaborative therapy). I am rewarded daily by the hopeful and lasting changes in my clients' lives which I have witnessed hundreds of times.
I am striving to be culturally adept, having lived and worked in 4 countries over long periods of time (over 30 years). I bring passion for the healing work which helps maintain vibrancy and continuous growth. My Vancouver office offers an integrative team which includes Traditional Chinese Doctors, osteopaths, massage therapists, midwives, doulas and nutritionists, all devoted to working with the whole person and with each other, to benefit clients' needs. I am myself a dedicated practitioner of yoga and yoga therapy and have been learning this ancient way of healing for many years.
I am open to talk therapy as well as addressing non- verbals such as posture, breath, face and hand expressions, areas which hold traumatic as well as free-spirited memories.
I do short as well as long term therapy.
I work with individuals of all ages, sexual orientations, by themselves and/ or with their significant others.
I work collaboratively with other practitioners.
- I am a student of yoga and yoga therapy since 1994. I continue to study Hatha, Kundalini, Yin and restorative yoga with many teachers.
- EMDR training in 1997 and continuous practice using this modality.
Client fee individuals:$165 (includes GST)
Client fee couples/families:Same