Masters of Counselling (in progress) – CCPA #11243762
Years of Practice: 13 years
Education: Master of Counselling (in progress), Diploma Transpersonal Counselling
Areas of Specialization:
Safe, empathic, warm, curious with a dash of no nonsense.
Being able to sit with people as they wrestle with the things they fear most and then recognize their own worth during that process is an honour.
I work from a combination of perspectives that integrate Client-Centered, Family Systems, Somatic, Attachment, Solution-Focused, Cognitive, Experiential and Existential orientations. My therapeutic approach targets thinking, feeling, and doing in the present moment. This means that we will engage in collaborative conversations about your family history and look at how it may relate to your current situation. I will help you become aware of patterns, thoughts and behaviours in your life that are not effective, look at the beliefs that drive them, and explore new options. You will be invited to take emotional risks, to reveal thoughts, sensations, emotions, and experiences that you might not normally share. Rather than simply talking through an issue, you may be invited
to participate in an exercise designed to help you achieve a new experience, and a new way of seeing or dealing with the issue. My therapeutic philosophy is transpersonal, which means that I operate from a non-religious spiritual paradigm. In essence, I believe that human beings are more than their personal histories and life experiences, and as such have tremendous potential for growth.
I believe in walking the talk and therefore over the years I continually participate in the furthering my own personal development. I am passionate about creating a safe space for clients to be heard, to get curious and to heal from their story – whatever that is.