Areas of practice:
- Anxiety, Stress & Perfectionism
- Depression & Low Mood
- Personal Growth & Self Development
- Relationship Challenges
- Couples Therapy
- Self Esteem, Confidence & Self Compassion
- ICBC Counselling
I draw from a variety of therapy styles including:
- Adlerian Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Mindfulness Approaches
- Gottman Method
- Nonviolent Communication
Personal Growth & Self Development
Personal growth and self development is a deeply individualized process. Sometimes people who come to therapy for personal development are interested in exploring behaviour patterns they notice. Other times people want to explore attachment and relationships. Sometimes personal growth counselling arises from job dissatisfaction, so we explore topics like values and personal boundaries. Other times, self development counselling stems from a desire to address ongoing stresses in many different areas of life. It’s true that sometimes people will come to counselling simply because they are curious, or because they want to have a mental health check in. Personal growth and self development can look like this, too.
Goal Setting in Therapy
You don’t need to know exactly why you want to come to counselling before you begin. When a person isn’t entirely sure or hasn’t pinpointed the exact aspect of their experience that they want to address, the direction that counselling takes is guided by what comes up during the assessment process. Setting goals can be a part of the therapeutic process, and you are likely to learn about yourself and your goal setting style through this process.
Short-Term Personal Development
I’ve worked with several people who come to counselling in shorter periods who work on identified topics within each round of appointments. This is another option for personal growth counseling.
Personal Growth and Self Development Therapy
How does treatment look?
With personal growth and self development counseling, we typically discuss life stress events, self care, and overall satisfaction using various assessments and inventories. We often explore beliefs, values, personality, attachment, and boundaries, to name a few.
Are you ready to begin?
Bloom where you are planted. Let's explore your personal growth together.