THEORY & APPROACH

COUNSELLING IS ABOUT RELATIONSHIP.

COUNSELLING IS ABOUT HOPE.

COUNSELLING IS ABOUT YOU...IN ALL OF YOUR MANY WISE, MESSY, COMPLEX, BROKEN, AND GLORIOUS PARTS.

 

I believe that each of us has a depth of internal wisdom that societally we are often taught to ignore or silence. Within each person exists stories of grief, loss, devastation, voicelessness, and shame, often linked to our core beliefs. As human beings, we need spaces in life where we are seen and heard; forming a relationship built on safety and containment. It is my job to listen to the music between us in order to invite openness and understanding in communication. My hope is to come alongside you as you strive to expand understanding of self, honour well, and integrate the wisdom you already hold deep within yourself.

 

Each of us knows the intimate experience of grief and pain throughout moments in our lives and often, these occur in the context of relationships. I firmly believe that healing is also a relational process and what I hope to offer are new ways of learning that can offer freedom and support to the quality of life and relationships you choose for yourself.

 

My primary therapeutic approach is relational psychodynamic. This means that the therapeutic relationship that we form between us will serve as our guiding force. My technique integrates narrative, attachment, culturally-informed and trauma forward modalities. I take a holistic approach, believing that we must incorporate mind, body and emotions into the healing process. I believe that our minds and bodies are not separate, rather both carry our stories and experience of harm and healing. 

I offer therapy with a direct focus on longterm psychotherapeutic engagement. This means that time and consistency are important factors in the therapeutic relationship and requires investment as you explore your own mind and increase understanding of yourself. Weekly sessions are expected to give yourself the opportunity to invest in your own wellbeing. 

YOU NEED NOT BE ALONE.