My Approach

Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.

Brené Brown

 

As a counsellor I understand that it is important to be flexible, open and unbiased within the counselling space as each of us have unique worldviews, values and perceptions on life. I generally start a counselling session using Person-Centred Therapy because it is a gentle approach that puts you in control of your life, well-being and healing. Depending on your goals our counselling can include CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), Narrative Therapy and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) or an eclectic mix of other approaches. As I keep saying no 'one size fits all' approach works :) 

I believe in the power of lived experience and bring to my counselling practice my own experience of mental health issues. 

I am passionate about educating our children, and teens, especially in their own mental health and well-being. If we teach our children, while they are young, to work through issues we are setting them up to be strong adults. I also want to help parents navigate the teen years, as this is a time of great angst for most parents. I have been through this and I know how hard it can be. 

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Yoga at Home

“You don’t have to be positive all the time. It’s perfectly okay to feel sad, angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared and anxious. Having feelings doesn’t make you a negative person. It makes you human.” Lori Deschene