Areas of practice:
- Depression & Low Mood
- Stress Management
- Relationship Issues
- Goal Setting & Motivation
- Self-Esteem & Confidence
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 cognitive behavioural therapy. My approach helps to increase self-awareness and create new relationship and behaviour patterns.
I see therapy as the crossroads between feeling stuck and finding new solutions to move forward in life.
Individuals in counselling can explore personal challenges with anxiety, mood, relationships, stress and confidence and learn to process their 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 can help to highlight and build on your strengths, guiding 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, and 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 a supporter of humane societies, women’s equality and the LGBT2Q+ 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 am also a certified Gottman Leader for The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Couples Workshop.
I draw from a variety of therapy styles including:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Gottman Method (Couples)
I'm passionate about helping people feel more connected to themselves, others and the world around them. Contact me to book your free consultation today.