My experience of counselling often feels like midwifery as I facilitate the birth of images, ideas, emotions and new skills with you. As we explore together your wounds, traumatic experiences, vulnerabilities and concerns, we also initiate access to your true self, which is imbued with a resiliency that is your inherited birthright. I believe in your inherent ability to access your own wisdom and call forth your innate abilities to heal.
Each of you are wonderfully unique and therefore my therapeutic approach is tailored specifically to your needs and desires. My focus is on an integrated approach, which at the outset offers a safe, confidential environment and sincere dedicated presence in the exploration of your body, mind, emotions and spirit.
I work with individuals, couples, families, children and groups.
My areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:
- Eating Disorders (see more info)
- Sexual Abuse
- Anxiety and Panic Disorder
- Grief and Loss
- Couples issues
- Family issues
- Life Transitions
Professionally I employ a broad-based and integrative approach to counselling. The primary treatment modalities I use are:
- Expressive Arts Therapy (see more info)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Somatic Experiencing (Levine Institute certification program)
- Jungian Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Kabat-Zinn MSBR certified)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Family Based Therapy
- DARE Attachment (Heller-Poole certified)
- Guided Imagery (see more info)
At the heart of my work lies the deep belief that the therapeutic relationship is crucial to the process of transforming limiting patterns, traumas and belief systems in the relief of suffering and fostering peace of mind and health on every level.
$110.00 per 50 minute session (plus GST)
$160.00 per 80 minute session (plus GST)
Couples & Families:
$160.00 per 50 minute session (plus GST)
$220.00 per 80 minute session (plus GST)
Clinical Supervision, Case Consultation and Form Completion:
$120.00 per 50 minute session (plus GST)
These rates comply with the fee schedule set by the BCACC for Registered Clinical Counsellors and are to be paid in full by cash or cheque at each appointment unless other arrangements have been made in advance. Weekend and evening appointments are available.
I offer a sliding scale for students and those with limited income.
I am recognized by some insurance providers of workplace health benefits plans. Your Extended Health Benefits package may cover the cost of counselling by a Registered Clinical Counsellor.