Counselling is my calling. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#11848) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (#7486). I hold an MA in Counselling Psychology from Adler University, and a BA from the University of Victoria. I consider myself to be a strong advocate for social justice issues, and a lifelong mental illness stigma-fighter.
I celebrate human diversity and welcome individuals from all forms of families into my practice. I offer counselling services in-person in Victoria, BC, and around the world online. My featured service is in-home prenatal and postpartum therapy in Victoria, BC.
Life is beautiful. Life is excruciating. Oftentimes, it is both at the exact same time, and this can be very challenging.
I personally learn and re-learn that lesson every single day, particularly in my newest adventure as a mother.
My counselling approach begins with the belief that many people have not received the unconditional positive regard they need to feel well in body and mind. I offer you my genuine, non-judgmental support and belief that you are the expert of your own life and that your behaviours, thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations happen for a reason.
Major life events, such as becoming a parent, can often trigger the opening of old emotional and psychological wounds and evoke a desire to heal past traumas in order to fully embrace the new challenges ahead.
I am comfortable offering counselling using techniques from many theoretical orientations, including person centred therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, Adlerian, sand tray, and feminist and other systems approaches. Furthermore, I have training in clinical hypnosis, which is a powerful, positive tool to help people with a wide variety of issues. Finally, I have training in EMDR, the gold standard in treating trauma.
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Prenatal and postpartum counselling
I offer in-person counselling services at 202-1005 Cook Street in Victoria, BC, providing services for individuals, couples, and groups.
I also offer in-home counselling sessions for pregnant individuals at home on bedrest and for new mothers in the first few months postpartum, with a referral from your midwife or doctor.
In October, 2018 ...
I completed the first part of Level I EMDR Therapy! I am so excited to be able to offer this revolutionary treatment that has incredible evidence backing it for so many mental health problems prevalent in our society. It's been shown as incredibly effective for PTSD, MDD, GAD, you name it ...
I have a promotion going right now until Dec. 31st: buy 3 EMDR sessions for 50% off! The discount doesn't expire, but you have to get it by the end of 2018, so contact me now!