Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Family Issues
- Grief and Loss - General
- Life Transitions
- Personal Growth
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Body Centred Therapy
- Family Systems
- Mindfulness approaches
- ONLINE / VIRTUAL / TELEHEALTH COUNSELLING
- Somatic Experiencing
- Somatic Transformation
Counselling practice website:portreecounsellingcompany.com
Our past experiences impact us in ways we may not even realize. Our nervous system jumps in to protect us in ways that it has helped us survive in the past. This often prevents us from operating how we wish to. Working to reconnect the body with the mind to our present, adult self can help resolve this disconnection. I believe that we all deserve to experience connection, empathy, attunement and safety.
My approach draws from somatic attachment, attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology and eye-movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR). Intertwined throughout my use of all of these approaches is a body-centered, somatic approach. I believe that change occurs through relational healing, undoing aloneness, developing secure attachments, processing old traumatic experiences and exploring intolerable feelings that together can then become tolerable.
My belief is that the difficulties we experience stem from a few different places. I see "symptoms" as adaptations that we use to survive in our environment. Not getting our needs met as children (as well as any other attachment wounds that occur throughout our life) often has a significant impact on us. I understand that we all carry self-limiting beliefs that impede our ability to thrive. Working to process these early experiences can help in feeling less stuck and have a deeper sense of vitality.
- EMDR - Basic Training
- AEDP Immersion Course
Client fee individuals:$140 (plus GST)