The hardest, yet most important part of counselling can be those first tentative steps that bring you to a counsellor’s door. Finding the “right” person to help when you are already struggling to manage emotions or make sense of your thoughts can be so overwhelming.
Perhaps you are in the midst of a life transition, or carrying the deep pain of loss, whether that of a loved one, a trauma or an old way of life. It may be that you often find yourself feeling numb or distancing yourself from your feelings and thoughts - using the best strategies you know to protect yourself from what may be lying beneath the surface.
I understand how necessary is to develop a real connection and to feel like you can trust your counsellor as a person that can hold your stories. My hope is that I can provide the warmth, safety, understanding and care that you need to be able to access the most tender parts of your life.
Together, we can work on untangling what’s happening inside
You may be wondering what you can achieve through the counselling process. The potential for change is incredible, as each individual, their story and their motivations are so unique. Change might look like arriving at a deep sense of peace, developing more effective tools for managing your emotions, creating stronger and more intimate relationships with others, or better understanding your life’s narrative.
My approach is an integration of trauma-informed, mind and body-based approaches. I also specialize in grief and loss. When working with you, my priority is to create safety and trust within the counselling relationship so that together, we can build awareness of and approach the areas where you find yourself stuck. We will work to untangle and shift the challenging emotions, thoughts, and body reactions that arise when you experience the world as a threat.
I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. I welcome diverse clients of all ages, cultures, genders, sexual orientations and abilities.