Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Addictions - Pornography
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Grief and Loss - General
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Men's Issues
- Parenting Issues
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Stress Management
- Trauma Counselling
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Integrative Psychotherapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Mindfulness approaches
- Online/ Virtual Counselling
- Process Work
- Psychodynamic Therapy
Counselling practice website:therippleffect.ca
How you doing ?
Does shame ride shotgun in your life?
Do you wish your life had more purpose?
Are your relationships unfulfilling?
Do you wish you could change?
I focus my work on helping men and woman create meaningful change. I partner with my clients by creating an understanding, non-judgmental and completely confidential environment that allows them to courageously tackle the problems that they are facing.
If you struggle with an issue that you wish you could change then I encourage you to call me today to schedule an appointment.
I have specialized training in issues related to:
- Life Direction and Purpose
- Anxiety and Depression
I wish I had more time with my family! Nobody understands me! I feel overwhelmed by my responsibilities and obligations!
Many men in Western culture are socialized to not express their feelings, to deal with issues in a “logical or rational” way, and believe that being vulnerable is weakness. It is common for some men to not only have difficulty sharing their feelings but feel unsure as to what they are feeling. I support my male clients to create a space in their lives where they can share their issues and feelings as when emotions are not handled in a healthy manner, are repressed or denied then unhealthy or inappropriate behaviors can manifest. Key areas: Fatherhood, Intimacy, Leadership, Managing Feelings, Abandonment, Emotions, Anxiety.
I am out of control! I wish I could change! I am lost!
I approach addiction using a Narrative lens and encourages clients to define what the problem is and then to externalize it as separate from their own self. It allows the client to make meaning of their life as distinct and separate from the ‘problem’. As a result I find my clients begin to take the courageous journey towards complete transformational change where the have a new vision and hope for their life.
Key areas: Alcohol and substance abuse, Sexual compulsivity.
She always wants more! He never listens! It is not like it used to be!
I help couples to re-connect and learn how to listen to one another in a way that is affirming and respectful. I will help partners to become aware of personal biases that each may bring to the relationship and how they impact your communication style. You will discover how to connect on a deep and intimate emotional level that is mutually satisfying and fulfilling.
Key areas: Listening, Emotions and feelings, Intimacy, Conflict, Parenting, Life Change, Attachment.
Why am I anxious? What happened to me?
Trauma occurs in many forms including physical, emotional, and sexual abuses as well as witnessing violence and physical neglect. These traumas often impact our attachment style and subsequent coping methods. I work with clients to re-build a safe attachment whereby they can experience the emotions that lead to healing, resiliency and transformation.
Key areas: early childhood physical, mental and sexual abuse; attachment trauma;
I have over two decades of experience creating the conditions for individuals to create meaningful change. My personal journey of healing from abandonment, early childhood trauma and the loss of a child enables me to create an understanding and supportive space for individuals to move towards a healthier future.
Professionally I have been involved in various industries including as an executive in sales and marketing, business consulting, construction and counselling. I also spent a number of years training as a First Responder and volunteering with the Vancouver City Police. I find that my range of experiences allows me to connect with my clients on a deep level.
I am influenced by the change theories that allow a client to examine his / her life and take the steps necessary to create meaningful change. I use the skills as a coach, consultant and therapist to actively help my client move through the process.
I am an integrative therapist and am informed by AEDP, CBT, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Narrative and Strengths based theories of psychology. My work is shaped by the research and training in attachment and trauma with Dr. Gordon Neufeld and Dr. Diane Fosha. My approach is influenced by the work of Dr. Brene Brown with regard to shame, vulnerability and moving towards feeling worthy.
Education and Training
I am a life-long learner who has benefited from an education both within Canada and abroad. I have studied at four prominent learning institutions and had the privilege of being taught and mentored by leaders in their respective industries. My education is infused with the flavors of each country’s culture, offering many opportunities for me to learn tolerance and understanding of differing cultural viewpoints.
I have achieved a Masters education in both Business, Organizational Development, Personal Leadership and Transformational Change as well as Counselling Therapy. I have additional training in Gestalt OSD, Appreciative Inquiry, Whole Systems Analysis, Transformational Change, Neufeld Attachment Parenting, Trauma, Couples and Addictions.
I am a member in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors.
Seattle University, (USA) Masters in Organizations Systems and Renewal
City University of Seattle, (USA) Masters in Counselling Therapy
University of Adelaide, (Australia) Graduate Diploma in (Agriculture) Business
University of British Columbia, (Canada) BA
Other Professional Training
Coaches Training Institute, (USA)
Neufeld Institute Level 3, (Canada)
AEDP Institute Level 2, (USA)
Addictions Certificate, FIT Program, Hazelden / Columbia (USA)
Neuropsychotherapy Institute, (AUS)
Mindsite Institute, (USA)
Gottmann Level 1, (USA)
Client fee individuals:150
Client fee couples/families:150