My Approach To Counselling
First and foremost, I strive to provide a safe, comfortable and compassionate space for you to share and for us to explore your experiences.
I believe therapy is a process and I feel honoured when clients choose me to be part of their journey. I’m passionate about creating a relationship built on safety, trust and hope. I work collaboratively with you to find answers, make meaning, see things differently, and access your inner wisdom. I believe you are the expert when it comes to your own personal experiences which means you are the driver and I’m your GPS, guiding you along the way by your side, cheering you on.
I use a Bio-Psycho-Social model, as well as an emotion focused, and an attachment-based lens as part of an initial assessment so that we can get a good picture of your life and better understand your current situation. What this means is that we will explore how your genes and the Biology you were given, social dynamics and relationships, cultural factors, the environment you grew up in, significant events or life transitions, as well as outer stressors and trauma may have an impact on you.
I combine talk therapy and experiential practice to support you in your journey. Mindfulness based approaches, self-compassion practice, emotion focused therapy, and attachment work are at the heart of my approach. All of my work is trauma informed. I also draw from different approaches and tailor treatment based on your specific goals and strengths. The therapy I do is evidence-based and designed to be empowering. I’m happy to discuss my approach more in depth and answer any questions you may have.