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 with yourself somehow? Who would you be if you didn’t feel this way?
It's not always easy to reveal ourselves, but transforming your sense of self-worth requires inner work.
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 increase self-confidence and solve real-life problems.
I teach people to work with their body wisdom to find answers to real issues.
I love the mystery of the human psyche so I draw on multiple theoretical orientations, tailoring my approach to your unique needs. My clients are often thoughtful, but they may feel burned-out, stuck or out-of-touch when it comes to work, love or relationships.
I see therapy as soul care. Together we’ll make space for your truth to come forward. Learning to be in a relationship with your inner world allows you to be more present in life ... and that gives you freedom and choice.
Most people benefit from having a safe space to feel genuine acceptance and connection while identifying true feelings, values, wants and needs.
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, you feel chronically guilty or embarassed easily or you compulsively minimize your own inner going-ons to put other people's needs first.
I believe that the past continues playing into the future if certain thoughts, beliefs and behaviours remain unacknowledged, but exploring these lesser-known parts of our experience in order to integrate these parts of ourselves can help us find a sense of empowerment that we can carry into our lives.
As you are ready, the past will show itself, but we don’t always need to dig up every detail of the past all at once. Even small shifts on the somatic level often bring healing to other related memories that hold a similar charge.
My clients may struggling with:
*body image issues
*people-pleasing & co-dependence
*burn-out or lack of fulfillment
*finding pleasure in sex
Having the support of a trained therapist to help us process our experience allows us to begin to liberate ourselves from self-judgment, harmful criticism, shame and blame.
Arriving at a new level of self-acceptance through this process, our natural gifts have more room to reveal themselves, weave into our lives and inspire us forward into new ways of being.
This work can help you to:
*make clear decisions
*shift towards more creative energy in your life
*get in touch with a sense of meaning and fulfillment
I do not specialize in personality disorders, problematic sexual behaviours or psychosis. A Psychologist or Psychiatrist may be the best fit for you if you believe you could have a personality disorder or psychotic disorder or require any kind of diagnosis.
Individual counselling 60 minute session:
$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. CLICK HERE to waitlist for compassionate fees.
Payment is due by the end of the session by etransfer, credit card, cash or paypal. I will charge the card on file if another payment form isn't given.
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Counselling fees are still not 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. You will pay up-front and submit to them the receipt you recieve after session. I do not submit invoices on behalf of clients in any case.
If you have extended medical coverage than you can call them and ask if RCC visits are covered under your plan. Each plan is unique so I would have no way to know that for you.
I am a Mindfulness-based Somatic Psychotherapist passionate about Dreams, Boundaries, Pleasure, Self-Compassion, Embodied Wisdom, Relational Intelligence, Women’s Work & Creativity. I work in private practice with my associate, Carmen.