Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Grief and Loss - General
- Men's Issues
- Trauma Counselling
- Body Centred Psychotherapy
- Cross Cultural Therapy
- Internal Family Systems
- Online / Virtual / Telehealth Counselling
- Psychodynamic Therapy
Counselling practice website:www.goodcounselling.ca
My primary focus is on helping men live more satisfying and meaningful lives, often in the face of trauma.
We men often try to push problems aside, but some are hard to ignore. You may feel painfully anxious or depressed. You may be unhappy in your work or your relationships, and likely struggle with a harsh internal voice of self-criticism. Perhaps you’ve realized that events in the past continue to impact you and are preventing you from living the way you want to.
Many men have had physically, emotionally, or sexually abusive childhoods, whose impact they continue to feel. Less obvious forms of dysfunction in families can also deeply affect a child’s sense of worth into adulthood. Some of the men I work with have had frightening or painful experiences as teens and younger adults, involving bullying, addiction, the illness or loss of loved ones, or their own physical and mental health. Some have grown up in strict religious environments, or become involved later in life, and are struggling now with the consequences of leaving that religion.
You may have nightmares or insomnia, or find it hard to stop thinking about things that have happened. Maybe you’re jittery and on edge, or you “over-react” to seemingly small provocations. You look for ways to numb your feelings, or get rid of aspects of yourself you don’t like, but this isn’t really working and often causes more problems than it solves.
HEALING AND GROWTH
The good news is that we all have innate resources that can empower us to heal and grow. When you come to counselling with me, we’ll work together to help you discover those resources, heal from traumatic experiences, resolve inner turmoil, and find renewed pleasure and purpose in your life.
Although trauma can have very painful consequences, it may also provide an opportunity to reevaluate your life and discover strengths and ambitions you didn’t know were there before. In our work together, we’ll aim for both healing and growth. Counselling can be a life-changing experience.
Contact me today to make an appointment. I reply to emails within 24 hours. If you do not receive my reply, please check in your spam folder (this has happened before) and/or contact me by phone.
- MA in Counselling Psychology, specialized training in Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS); member of core faculty at The Haven on Gabriola Island, BC.
Client fee individuals:$150 + GST
Client fee couples/families:$180 + GST