REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR
I can help
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, I am registered and certified with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. I have my Masters of Counselling from City University of Seattle and extensive experience helping people with their challenges. I believe everyone has the capacity to recover from difficult life experiences and to thrive, to find balance, to find ways to live with more satisfaction, even in the middle of difficulty. I provide you with the consideration, encouragement, and insight that you need to help you uncover solutions for living better. I love seeing people discover or rediscover their confidence in themselves. My clients have told me that I am warm, funny, thoughtful, resourceful, and effective.
I see people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, stress, life transitions, health care challenges, self esteem, grief, anger, obesity and binge eating, and family transition. Whatever the problem, I am trained to pick out the patterns in your behaviour, which provide clues to helping you feel better. It can be hard to see these patterns or change behaviour on your own. Everyone’s story is unique. I have treated people who are rehashing a major life crisis over and over, others who are trying to change an addictive behaviour, and others who are trying to figure out a big decision. Many people want to set boundaries in their relationships. Sometimes after a death in the family there is family turmoil or intense grief – I help people through their grieving and some of the life choices they may need to make. I also see people about their sexual health – processing baby or pregnancy feelings, addressing miscarriage grief, or finding a way through endometriosis.
I am interested in how people recover from shaming experiences. Shame is a universal human feeling, and everyday shame tends to be uncomfortable but manageable – it passes like embarrassment. Sometimes, though, shame creeps up on us and continues to undermine us – perhaps we were victimized, or we acted in a way that we deeply regret. Perhaps we cannot easily shake the feeling, or we personalize what happened to us. Perhaps no one stood up for us. Troubling shame tends to stick around, and plays a part in keeping people stuck. It doesn’t have to stay that way – I can help you with this.