Do you have a specific challenge you are currently struggling with in your daily life? Is something nagging at you that you can't seem to ignore any longer? Not even sure why you might want to speak to someone, but you're exploring counselling options anyway? There are endless reasons why talking to a professional, such as a counsellor or therapist can be beneficial, even when it's hard to find the words to explain the "why." Counselling can be for everyone, from all walks of life. Even therapists seek out therapy! It can be helpful to feel heard, to seek guidance when you feel directionless, and to have support working toward your needs and wants in life. It is okay to ask for help.
I work with both adults and older adolescents. I often work with individuals on topics including:
Recovery from past or recent trauma / PTSD
Stress and burn out
Work-related stress, particularly related to front line staff, such as nurses, paramedics, and mental health workers
Caregiver stress and compassion fatigue (professionals, family members, friends, co-workers, etc.)
Anxiety and depression
Relationship issues (family, partner, friends, work, etc.)
Self-Image / Self-Esteem / Body Issues
Emotional and mental health
I use a variety of counselling approaches and work to find strategies, methods, and ask questions that fit with each individual. I invite open discussion around what is or is not working in session.
Some of the approaches I use often are:
Somatic Experiencing™ (SE)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
I strive to work from a client-centred and anti-oppressive framework.
A big part of counselling is the relationship between the the client and therapist. The best way to discover if I would be a good fit as your counsellor is to get in touch. I am happy to have a chat and answer any curiosities you have over the phone, in person, or via email.