Therapy is a journey of self-discovery.
Do you ever feel like your life is fine, yet you feel stressed, stretched or out of touch somehow? Who would you be if you didn’t feel this way?
Therapy can bring our unhelpful patterns to light, help us close repetitive mind loops and interrupt patterns of inner criticism and self-doubt in order to solve real-life problems and increase self-confidence.
I teach people to work with their body wisdom to find answers to real issues. My clients are often thoughtful, sometimes perfectionistic, but they often feel burned-out or out-of-touch when it comes to work, love, relationships or making big decisions.
Working with a somatic-based therapist is about learning to be in a relationship with your inner world, which allows you to be more present in your life. It may involve discovering your strength and resilience and even expanding your sense of self.
The sessions may look different from a traditional talk therapy session because I will invite your awareness toward the inner sense beneath the words to help deepen the process of inner exploration and self-understanding.
Therapy is not only for those who are suffering from traumatic events. Most people benefit from having a safe space to feel genuine acceptance and connection while connecting with their truth.
You may not even identify as having trauma, and yet you've hidden parts of yourself to be accepted, went along with things that just didn't feel right to you, or you continue to minimize your own inner going-ons and put work or other people's needs first.
It’s the patterns showing up today in your psyche and soma that tell us what still needs tending. Often, as you are ready, the past will show itself in your awareness to be healed, but we don’t need to dig up every detail of the past. "Felt-shifts" often bring healing to other related times that have held a similar charge.
I believe that 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 lesser-known parts of our experience, centre ourselves in our resilience, and find a greater sense of empowerment to carry into our lives.
Many of my clients are struggling with:
- body image issues & disordered eating
- establishing boundaries
- low self-worth
- grief & loss
- relationship questions, separations or divorce
- inflation or deflation, often associated with non-ordinary states or romantic love
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 embodied wisdom. Through this increased awareness, you will learn more about the deeper roots of your feeling, memory and belief and develop a deeper relationship with your inner world. In light of feelings seen and understood, you may find that you become more resilient in the face of life’s many challenges.
Individual counselling 60 minute session:
$150 per session (+ tax)
Couples counselling 60 minute:
$170 per session (+ tax)
Longer sessions are also available and can be particularly helpful for couples sessions.
I offer compassionate fees based on need, however, my capacity for sliding scale is currently full. Email me to waitlist.
Payment is due by the end of the session by etransfer, credit card, cash or paypal.
I am registstered with CVAP and ICBC though ask that you top of the coverage to reach my hourly rate.
You do not require a referral to see me.
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 (though you'll want to edit it with up-to-date fees):
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I am a Mindfulness-based Somatic Psychotherapist working in Private Practice. I am passionate about Dreams, Boundaries, Pleasure, Self-Compassion, Embodied Wisdom, Relationships, Women’s Work & Creativity.
Feel free to reach out for a 15 minute inquiry session!