Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Intimacy Issues
- Personal Growth
- Trauma Counselling
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
- Body Centred Psychotherapy
- Energy Psychotherapy
- Gestalt Therapy
- Internal Family Systems
- Mindfulness approaches
- Online / Virtual
- Psychodynamic Therapy
Counselling practice website:www.CompassionWithin.com
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stressed?
Do you long to relate to yourself, your relationships, and your life with greater ease and freedom?
As a trained psychotherapist with years of experience, I can help you make sense of difficult emotions and big life transitions, understand patterns that may be keeping you stuck and unfulfilled, and ultimately transform challenges into opportunities for greater self-awareness, growth, and authentic self-expression.
My specialty is working with people who struggle with:
- Anxiety & Stress
- Intense self-criticism
- Disconnection from self and others
- Spiritual growth & existential meaning
I am also experienced in working with issues such as:
- Historical/relational/childhood trauma
- Relationship issues (conflict and end of relationships)
- Grief and loss
- Chronic Pain
- Creative Expression and fulfillment
I bring a balance of science and intuition to my counselling practice, and integrate many years of experience with mind/body healing modalities and evidence-based therapies from a range of traditions. The backbone of my counselling work is built on the wisdom of self-compassion and mindfulness. Aside from being some of the most powerful practices in my own personal journey and in my work with clients, self-compassion is increasingly supported by research to be a positive force of healing - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
I draw heavily from Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, a highly effective, experiential, and evidence-based therapy that helps people explore different 'parts' of themselves that may be perceived as causing conflict or disharmony within oneself. Through better understanding various parts of oneself and how they operate (i.e. understanding our 'internal system'), and how to relate to them with clarity and compassion, people begin to feel increased energy, embodiment, presence, and self-worth.
Although at times we all need guidance and support to help us navigate and overcome challenges, I believe we also carry far more inner resources than we're often aware of. As your counsellor, I will help you become aware of and build up your own inner resources, so that you can become your own greatest healer and ally.
If you're ready for meaningful and lasting change in your life, then please give me a call or send me an email so we can get started!
- Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist - Ongoing training and supervision for treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and self-growth.
- Trained teacher and facilitator for Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) courses and workshops.
- EMDR Basic Training for trauma processing.
Client fee individuals:$130 per hour + GST
Client fee couples/families:$185 per hour