Areas of practice:
- Depression & Mood
- Stress Management
- Relationship Issues
- Grief & Loss
- Goal Setting and Motivation
I believe that everyone has their own unique optimal state and is capable of having healthy relationships. My holistic approach to mental wellness integrates principles of relationship attachment with mindfulness and elements of behavioural therapy. This helps to increase self-awareness and create new relationship patterns.
I view therapy as the crossroads between feeling stuck and finding new solutions to move forward in life.
Individuals in counselling can explore personal challenges and learn to process emotions in a safe space. Couples in therapy can safely explore their relationship in a supportive environment based on mutual respect, trust and collaboration. My counselling style also offers freedom to explore dreams and early experiences in a way that is down-to-earth.
A balanced and purpose-filled life can be achieved through self-awareness, practicing healthy relationships and becoming more connected to your surroundings.
I see you as the expert of your life and will help you highlight and build on your strengths to guide you on your path to change. My approach to counselling relies on creating SMART, attainable goals to build success upon success, and on holding space for the natural evolution that change may take.
As a counsellor, I rely on my personal authenticity and an empathic, warm, nonjudgmental approach. I respect and acknowledge that the services I provide take place on the unceded Indigenous territory of the Coast Salish peoples that was not surrendered. I am also a supporter of humane societies, women’s equality and the LGBTQ community.
I hold a professional license as Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#15428). I am a certified Gottman Seven Principles Leader and have completed Level 1 of Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
I draw from a variety of therapy styles including:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Gottman Method (Couples)
Emotion Focused Therapy
I'm passionate about helping people feel more connected to themselves, others and the world around them. Contact me to book your free 15 minute consultation today.