Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Cancer Care and Support
- Family Issues
- Grief and Loss - General
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Parenting Issues
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Stepfamily Adjustment
- Trauma Counselling
- Women's Issues
- Body Centred Psychotherapy
- Body Centred Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Family Systems
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Observed Experiential Integration (OEI)
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Shame Counselling & Therapy
- Somatic Transformation
- Spiritual Counselling
Counselling practice website:www.counsellingandtherapyservices.com
How I Help:
We first work together to define how you want your life to be different. We do this by listening carefully to your hopes and dreams, and use them to set clear goals for your counselling.
The next step in our work together involves understanding and creating a counselling relationship which helps you feel strong and safe. I am always tremendously honoured when invited by another person into their journey through life. While we’re journeying together, to honour those who are open and honest with me, I know I have to be open and honest with them as well.
Throughout the process we continually and intentionally attend to the best parts of you. You will find that everything you need to live the life you want already exists within you. By noticing these best parts you will begin to experience a transformation: your difficulties will give way to a passionate and life-giving energy. Solutions emerge and resources become apparent that leave you with a sense of well-being and empowerment you can use to create anything you want.
My Education and Training:
Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology and Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition. I have additional training in Family Systems Therapy (Satir Systemic Brief Therapy); Observed & Experiential Integration (OEI); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgendered:“Breaking the Silence”.
I bring to private practice, my experience working with clients in a variety of settings including: counselling clients in community weight-loss centres, several years of private practice counselling (including Brookswood Counselling Services) and counselling students at the Health and Counselling Centre at Simon Fraser University. I also have experience working with families, children and adolescents at the Ministry of Children and Family Development.