An empathetic and affirming approach to issues of mood, identity, relationship, trauma, loss, and life course.
Looking for help?
Are you experiencing painful emotions? Do you find yourself stuck in counter-productive or destructive patterns of behaviour and thinking? Are you struggling to understand where you have come from or where to go next? We all face such challenges — some life throws at us, some develop in relationships, and still others we create ourselves.
I can help you face these challenges constructively. Together, we can identify what’s blocking you, explore your purpose and direction, and construct for you a healthy narrative that’s founded on acceptance, understanding, flexibility, and growth.
Who I work with
My clients are adults of all ages and varied identities, dealing with a wide range of mental health and personal growth issues. I often work with university and college students, with people in STEM, health care, media, and finance, and with older adults.
How I work
I take a holistic view: What are you feeling? What forces are acting on you? What relationships and past experiences give meaning to your life? What are the patterns of behaviour and habits of mind that shape you today? What are your goals and what are your fears?
I endeavour to build a strong, supportive, and respectful relationship with you that will be the basis for our work together. From that foundation, I work collaboratively with you, at a pace you are comfortable with. I work hard to understand and relate to your situation and to reflect back to you what I see. I use whatever means of communicating works for you: words, of course, but also metaphors, and stories, and diagrams—I love diagrams.
Change is possible. It comes from being mindfully aware, being open to experience, welcoming emotions whether pleasant or painful, reflecting on our purpose and values, and examining and altering the patterns that constrain us. I can’t change you, but I can help you to learn to begin changing yourself.
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