Therapy is a journey of self-discovery.
Do you ever feel like something is wrong with you?
Who would you be if you didn’t feel this way?
Working with a somatic-based depth-oriented therapist is about learning to be more present with your inner world which allows you to be more present in your life. It’s about discovering your strengths and expanding your sense of self.
Freud spoke of repetition compulsion as destructive and limiting behavioural patterns learned in childhood and carried into the future. Therapy can bring our patterns to light, help us close repetitive mind loops and interrupt patterns of inner criticism and self-doubt.
Therapy is not only for those who are suffering from a major trauma. Most people benefit from having a safe space to feel genuine connection while expressing their truth.
You may not even identify as having trauma, and yet you've hidden parts of yourself to be accepted, rationalized things that just didn't feel right to you, or you continue to minimize your own inner going-ons and put others' needs first.
It’s the patterns showing up today in your psyche and soma that tell us what still needs tending. We will explore memories, but we don’t need to dig up every detail of the past. Often the moments where you feel a "felt-shift" around an issue bring healing to other moments that have held a similar charge.
I work with Depth Psychology, Mindfulness and Focusing. The past continues playing into the future if certain thoughts, beliefs and behaviours remain unacknowledged, but it’s in the now that we can explore these unknown parts of our experience, center ourselves in resilience, and find a greater sense of empowerment in our lives.
Many of my clients are struggling with or have struggled with:
- body image issues
- perfectionism & people-pleasing
- low self-esteem
- entering pregnancy or parenthood
- relationship questions, losses or endings
- inflation or deflation, often associated with non-ordinary states or expansive states like romantic love
And may have a history of:
- disordered eating or eating disorders
- distressing experiences
Having the support of a trained therapist to help us process our experience allows us to begin to liberate ourselves from self-judgment, criticism, shame and blame.
Arriving at a new level of self-acceptance through this process, our gifts have more room to reveal themselves, weave into our lives and inspire us forward.
This work can help you to:
- make clear decisions
- shift towards creative energy
- get in touch with your sense of life purpose
ANGELA CARUK, MA, RCC
My job is to help you identify what lies between you and your full truth. Through this increased awareness, you will learn more about yourself and your past and develop a deeper relationship with your inner world. And as a result, you may find that you become more resilient in the face of life’s many challenges.
Individual counselling 60 minute session:
$140 per session (includes the tax).
Couples counselling 60 minute:
$160 per session (includes the tax).
Longer sessions are also available and can be particularly helpful for couples sessions.
I offer a sliding scale for those who could only access therapy with this assistance, however, my capacity for sliding scale clients is full at this time - feel free to get in touch and ask me as I could put you on a waitlist for sliding scale which could have a spot open up at any time.
I also have a lovely student named Carmen who is currently completing her Master’s in Counselling that I currently supervise. She’ll be doing 60 min zoom or phone sessions for $60.
Unfortunately, counselling fees are not currently covered under the BC Medical Services Plan, however, many extended health plans do include counselling coverage.
Please call your insurer and ask whether they cover a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC). My registration is #6724.
If you find that RCC visits are not covered under your plan, you may want to contact your insurance company directly to request an exception to the plan’s coverage. This link is to a letter that will help you write yours:
I no longer support EAP's as they tend to offer clients a very minimal number of sessions which is not fair to those who want to do real work and creates a risk of people opening up more than they have time to process.
Shakti Stories Podcast
I am proud to share Shakti Stories, a podcast that I felt called to create for those who are interested in learning more about the concept of "The Feminine" via Jungian Psychology and Spiritual avenues. This is an important concept today as some might say that in order for us to learn to care for the earth, we must first find that wild, creative energy within.
Please note that this podcast is in no way a substitute for mental health advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
The purpose is to inspire ideas and hope for fresh possibilities. It's a place where community is built around a shared vision of a more vibrant future for us all.