Services

Video & Phone Counselling

In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, I am supporting the social distancing guidelines and only offering video counselling sessions at this time. Research has shown that online counselling can be just as effective, and in some cases more effective than in-person counselling sessions, allowing for more flexibility and the ability to work together from the comforts of your own home.

In order to meet security and confidentiality requirements, I am using Doxy.me, which is utilized by many healthcare professionals and meets strict worldwide security requirements. It is very simple and easy to use. All you will require is a device that connects to the internet and has a working camera.

This is a very challenging global period and now, more than ever, counselling can be a powerful means of working through difficult emotions, facilitating personal and interpersonal growth and creating connection. In my experience both adults and children can yield significant results utilizing this platform.

Please contact me for more information. I am looking forward to working with you.

Individual Counselling

My approach to working with individuals starts with building a warm and supportive relationship by creating an atmosphere of safety, comfort and ultimate relaxation. Clients are always able to enjoy a warm beverage, remove their shoes, choose to sit inside by the fireplace or outside overlooking the creek and, weather permitting, take time after their session to reflect and meditate by the creek. My process allows for a complete, client-centered exploration of the various challenges, concerns and questions the client may have. Through supportive and skillful exploration, clients quickly gain new insight, a sense of clarity and an overall feeling of control and confidence.

Family Counselling

Family counselling addresses specific issues that affect the psychological well-being of families, such as parenting challenges, life transitions, mental health concerns and addictions. My work with families can include as many or as few family members as the family chooses. Together, we create a concrete, goal-oriented plan, and ultimately, through support with its implementation, families can expect to improve communication, develop problem-solving and coping skills and, most importantly, create or enhance a loving sense of connectedness.

Childrens’ Counselling & Youth Counselling

Many people assume that play is just fun and games or a way for children to pass the time. However, imaginative and creative play is an absolutely vital means of supporting children’s cognitive growth and emotional adjustment. Through play, children learn to express feelings, make decisions, cope with difficult situations, and develop self-confidence, assertiveness and a positive self-image.

Unlike adults, children are developmentally unequipped to communicate about their inner world by talking about it. Since play is a child’s natural mode of communication, play therapy offers children a unique and safe way to play out their thoughts, feelings and problems.

In my practice, I use tools such as sand, figurines, puppets and various drawing materials that are designed to encourage fantasy play and enable the child to “work” through difficult emotions. I apply various developmentally appropriate techniques that support children in learning to let go of negative and restrictive feelings and develop coping mechanisms that can be used in their everyday lives.

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