Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Family Issues
- Grief and Loss - General
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Body Centred Therapy
- Communication Skills Training
- Humanistic Therapy
- Integral Therapy
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Jungian Psychotherapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Mindfulness approaches
- Relaxation Therapy
Counselling practice website:turningtowardsessence.com
Your wounds and your gifts are often nearby to each other. One or the other are usually hidden. But by tapping the stillness, aliveness and otherness at the core of being, the gifts can emerge. With them, revised stories of the past and new possibilities in the future also emerge, often with a renewed sense of vigour. I look forward to meeting you there.
How I work with clients:
Whether you are coming to me seeking help with concerns about anxiety, depression, relationships, etcetera, my approach will vary based upon your specific goals and your specific situation. But consistently, my approach to people is a relational one. When you feel that someone is really with you, that they care about you and they can relate to your situation, you will instinctively feel less alone, less isolated, and less hopeless. When someone can see, validate and honour your experiences, new possibilities emerge. This holds true if you are struggling with a relationship, anxiety, depression or other ailments.
When you are in the company of someone who really relates, this capacity to relate also expands within you. When you are in the company of someone who is less reactive and more accepting of emotional states, you too reduce your reactivity and become more accepting of emotional states, of yourself, of others and of life circumstances. It is also possible for new strategies to emerge when relating to other people and their states. I can help with this too, but ultimately, you will be empowered to take more charge in your life and make the best of the decisions and opportunities that will emerge through our work together.
It is an honour to witness the transformation that unfolds within clients. Seeing their confidence emerge from the flames of change deepens my understanding of the core of what it means of be human. Answers don’t come easy, but often invite exploratory questions that delve into the essence of being. Being human means having experience. Some of which are easily contained. But others are more difficult to gather, accept and make meaning of. When those experiences are witnessed and held with respect, validation, and empathy, a greater sense of wholeness emerges that can be felt.
My background as a wilderness guide, teacher & counsellor strengthen my capacity to forge a collaborative alliance with you. Together we remove the barriers between you & your essential nature, who already knows the way. I honed this practice of turning towards essence in advanced study of imaginal psychology, spiritual guidance & yoga.
Yoga for Anxiety and/or Depression:
I sometimes prescribe yoga as a counselling modality for treating anxiety or depression. Please let me know if this is of interest to you. This can be utilized individually, or in a group setting.
Parenting Anxious Kids:
I regularly offer parenting anxious kids groups, which meet weekly for 2 hours for a duration of 4 weeks. These psycho-educational groups cover defining anxiety, relaxation, realistic thinking and collaborative problem solving.
Client fee individuals:140
Client fee couples/families:155