I view relationships as being a crucial component of overall health, and my passion involves helping people develop better connections with others as well as with themselves.
My approach to counselling involves a focus on holistic health, which means that I consider all aspects of an individual - including thoughts, body, spirit, emotions, and relationships - to hold value and function interdependently. In this way, I believe that mental and physical health are connected and that sometimes we need to address more than one area of our life in order to move forward and regain a sense of balanced control.
I also believe that everyone has the ability to heal and feel better, and that each person is ultimately responsible for the path they choose along their journey. As such, I promote holistic wellness by incorporating lifestyle changes, stress management, and self-care into my practice along with elements of emotion focused therapy (EFT), emotion focused family therapy (EFFT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT).
I have a strong interest in working with adults who are experiencing relationship breakdown of all sorts, including issues related to addiction, the effects of addiction, infidelity, divorce/separation, difficult childhoods, and dysfunctional families of origin. It is possible to thrive and be well no matter what you have been through, and counselling can help with this.
Not everybody who comes to counselling wants to save or fix their relationships. Knowing this, I believe that helping individuals navigate the process of ending relationships with clarity, dignity, and integrity can be important for growth and recovery.
As well, I welcome the opportunity to work with individuals who are struggling with mental health concerns and other life challenges, including symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, and autoimmune disorders. Again, I believe that it is possible to recover from difficult experiences, and counselling can be helpful with this process.
I hold a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. As well, I'm committed to keeping my practice current by obtaining ongoing education regarding topics that include relationship counselling, emotion-focused therapies, holistic health, and addiction recovery.
Overall, I'm excited about facilitating positive therapeutic experiences that promote growth, healing, and wellness for all.
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